Pros: Fellow coworkers are super nice, work-life balance is okay, benefits are really good for a nonprofit organization thanks to the union
Cons: Bullying, passive-aggressive managers, taking the vacation-time or sick time you are given is frowned upon
This organization is strange. The employees are all amazing. Everyone is very passionate about nursing and healthcare, and that passion is infectious (in a good way).
That said, "How I Met Your Mother" describes this type of work culture very well in their "chain of screaming." The chain here is a chain of passive-aggressive bullying.
The CEO does it to the rest of the leadership, and they intern do it to all their employees. The employees go home upset and do it to their spouses, which is just not fair to anyone.
Managers are so worried about their jobs and looking good in front of their bosses that they routinely through their team under the proverbial bus. I have never seen a manager stand up for their team here. They do the opposite.
Employees do try to make things better here with buddy-programs and mentor programs. However, these ideas get bogged down at the planning stages as management does everything to prevent it all from happening. It is disheartening.
I am so happy to be working for a union. However, the union has no teeth. What the employees need here is something a union cannot provide. The employees need advice on how to deal with workplace bullies and poor management. There are conflicting information about who to contact about bullying and it is buried on their sharepoint site, and they have given themselves 6 months to figure out how to handle bullying.
I find it interesting that they teach webinars and create materials on how nurses can handle workplace bullying. They provide nurses solutions but deprive their own employees of those same – more... solutions. – less