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    The top 18 staff horror stories

    We often hear from ODs about their problems managing their staff, but once you read these staff horror stories, we bet your staffing headaches will look tame in comparison.

    We asked eyecare providers on ODs on Facebook and ODwire to share their worst staff horror stories, and boy, did they deliver. Booze, drugs, arrests, and extramarital affairs just scratches the surface of what these practices have experienced.


    Vernon Schlueter, OD, Omaha, NE, via ODs on Facebook

    I had a single female optometrist working for me years ago, and my staff members would schedule single male patients with her with intentions of setting her up on dates—including at least one that went on a date with her. After I found out that this “dating service,” the doctor and staff members were relieved of their employment at our office.

    Colleen E. McCarthy
    Colleen McCarthy is a freelance writer based in the Cleveland area and a former editor of Optometry Times. She is a 2010 graduate of the ...


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