The best part of this job was feeling like i was at a relatives house, and never really feeling uncomfortable in the environment. The coworkers and residents were great to work around.
Overall, the management in the appleton area is absolutely awful. There is too much work for one manager to do, so the rest of the employees are left kind of stranded when it comes to things like vacation, sick days, scheduling, shift trades, meetings, learning, and communication. It really sucks because if they had two managers, or an assistant manager to help the regular manager, things would work a lot better, and not as many people would quit. The 12 hour shifts are also a dousey. It gets VERY exhausting to do this job 12 hours at a crack more than one time a week.
Theres also never really any designated breaks. If you're working alone in a house for 8-12 hours, you are completely responsible for the care of all the residents the entire time. You cant clock out to take a lunch break, because theres no one else there.
Bethesda would do a much better job keeping employees in the appleton area, if they got rid of 12 hour shifts, only did 8 hour shifts, didnt make employees work alone often, and sorted out their management position.
free lunch, great health insurance, fun work environment, 4 day work weeks
working every other weekend, 12 hour shifts, working alone, terrible management