Standard Experience in the animal field
Animal Care Technician (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 21, 2017
This is a selfless job, where you become wrapped up in the daily duties. This is therapy. This type of employment, this career field becomes apart of your life.
Every step, every moment, you want to be there to experience it. These animals become your animals. You learn their habits and their personalities and becoming attached is a common, bittersweet struggle.
Employees who are committed to the work that they do are more than willing to come in and do the work that we are asked to do, and more. We as a whole, who are from the same department, know that we are supposed to stay on our own level in the hierarchy and if we do not then we are either questioned or we are told that we are not able to do anything outside of our job descriptions, unless told otherwise.
Overworked, and underpaid for the amount of physical work that we do, when team members call out and we have to put in more work and we do not so much as get a simple 'thank you'.
As a union member, we pay the dues to our union rep to whom we never see depending on the shift that we work. Union rules are either in favor to those who both make salary or work hourly; or not at all. Those that are at the bottom, suffer.