On Wednesday we said goodbye to Chris Picton who retired after 31 years of nursing with us at Market Place Dental. It was a time to reflect, celebrate and look forward to new beginnings after three decades of dental dedication.
You have been in association with dentistry for many, many years, and with us for most of your professional life. We have together seen mega changes which us old dogs have found difficult to cope with! But I am sure you will agree that time never hangs on our hands in dental practice, and working with a grateful public has given great satisfaction over the years. I think we can all say WELL DONE for your endurance and optimism.
We have seen our families grow up; we have indeed known the joys and sorrows of human experience. I don't know of any other profession where you are confined to so small a place for many hours a day, day after day, and not get on each others' nerves. It speaks well of your commitment and trust that you and I have been able to do this for 31 years!
As employers, we are so grateful for your willingness and calmness in what is a stressful occupation. We have tried to be fair employers - forgive us if we have at times not been up to the mark. We will miss you very much but you leave us to cope with new challenges for the future.
And no more CPD for you! You now enter a different sphere of daily routine, no doubt with new challenges too. But we do wish you godspeed, good health and a good, long, fulfilling future with your extending family.
God bless you,
Your Market Place Dental family.