I worked for myself as an internist. However, the size of my practice depended on giving good service and having good rapport with my patients. When I first entered practice, joining a very busy and popular internist, I was busy from day one and soon established my own reputation. I never knew any better than to do the very best that I could no matter whether it was city school, college, medical school, internship, Army medical officer, resident or practitioner. Or for that matter high school athlete or swimming competitively in the senior games.
I can only imagine how hard it would be to be laid off. My sympathy goes out to those who lose their jobs.
I never had more than two employees and was fortunate that all were good and loyal except for one. She coaxed me to fire her, but I told her I wanted to help her straighten out, but she quit.
A test suggested that my management style was that of a coach.
Donald W. Bales, M.D. retired (at age 75 in 1997)