Gave me what I needed including a flexible schedule, and the opportunity to make extra hours which helped me out to go to school.
Pros: bingo games, no injury bonus
Cons: no christmas bonus last year
A typical day at work is a routine, you know already what to do. First, we give each other a report about the resident, if residents needs help we help them out, I usually take the vital signs before breakfast; after breakfast I assist the residents with ADLs, bathing, personal hygiene, then I make the beds, assist with lunch, then after lunch residents who would like to go to bed I help them out. My co-workers helped me out when I need assistance with some residents when transferring residents who are not able to move much. Finally, I chart what I did throughout the day. The hardest part of the job is when someone calls in sick and I have more residents to take care of, it doesn't happen often but I do my best to finish my job.
The most enjoyable part of the job are people. When I help a co-worker or resident and says thank you, I feel better and encourage me to help a little bet more even when I am tired and I know the resident feels better because I helped him/her. I feel appreciated.