Pros: none now
Cons: pay, wage freeze, increased insurance premiums, severely cut hours
I quit a good job at another facility to come work at this hospital. At first, I really enjoyed working at DCMH. My coworkers for the most part were fun and dedicated. Even through hard times during the economic downturn, I still felt like I was a valued employee.
With the newest administrator I felt the culture shift at work. I no longer felt like – more... I was valued, respected, or appreciated. I was just a cog in the wheel. The bottom line now is money - not patients, not workers, not values, MONEY. My healthcare insurance premiums doubled (as did everyone else). There is currently a wage freeze in place and who knows how long that will last.
I used to work 3 - 12 hour shifts per week. But the hospital is in serious financial problems so we had to "low census" (go home early) if we didn't have enough patients. This was not a choice - this was REQUIRED. My 36 hour pay week became 20 hours or less per week and the hospital kept posting new "full time" job opportunities. You only get your hours if you are management or one of the favored few. Otherwise, good luck trying to survive on the hours you get.
I'm divorced with two small children, I couldn't support us on 20 hours or less a week. Many of my coworkers have the same problem and are barely hanging on. The added stress of less money makes it a more difficult place to work.
I left because of the stress and my hours constantly being cut. I had to move back in with my parents while I looked for a job. Thankfully, I found one where I am actually full time and get paid better. Be very aware if you accept what you think is a "full time" job here - you will NOT get to be full time. – less