Frustrating place to work for.
Charge (Current Employee) – Texas – May 16, 2017
I've worked at this state supported living center for several years. When I first started, we had plenty of staff that had a good work ethic. A few years later, we had younger staff coming in with iffy work ethic. For the past 2 years now we've been short staffed and having to work double shifts up to three times a week, sometimes up to 18-20 hour shifts.
Older staff are retiring as soon as they can, younger staff are being hired with zero work ethic and new staff that are good workers are quiting shortly after being hired due to the double shifts and unrealistic expectations pasted down by management.
The buildings desperately need work done and newer state vehicles are needed. Instead the money seems to go elsewhere. When a natural disaster happens, it takes hours for people to get it together. Committee's involved in making decisions for a client, who can not make their own decisions, usually do not listen to staff.
Your only chance for advancement really only comes when someone retires or resigns. Favoritism is, more often than not, shown to certain staff that are friends with upper management. From my observations, you will have job security as long as you put forth minimal effort and don't upset management. This place will consume your life.
Last but not least, instructors will give you answers to all test during the three weeks of training you receive before working around clients. No independent thinking is required.
Insurance and retirement
Breaks, pay/salary, extended work hours