I have enjoyed working at Brookdale Hospital for almost 12 years. Most of the people are friendly and dedicated to their jobs, The work is intense especially in the psychiatric unit. The staff does an excellent job in maintaining peace among the patients.
I have enjoyed working with the kids and opening their eyes to their potential. Because I work in and underserved neighborhood some of the kids have no idea of the possibilities of jobs that exist. I have tried in my work with them to let them know that the can do anything they want. I have exposed them to careers that are available to them.
The hardest part of my job is the lack of appreciation from senior staff. As hard as individuals work their is no empathy from management. It is difficult when you have to seemingly beg for time off that you are owed. That is probably the most frustrating thing for me. We should all be treated like we are the same but at times it seems that people are treated as though they are less than because they are not in administration. I think organizations would work better if we treated people equally.
I have enjoyed working with the staff in psychiatry. They respect me and I respect them and they are all focused on making the experience for the children the best it could be.