I started at Elderwood as a dietary aide to ease into CNA training between semesters in college for my ADN. The management in the kitchen was horrible; a LOT of favoritism, I was targeted and treated extremely poorly by a supervisor, and multiple coworkers noticed this as well. They promised me vacation time, breaks, benefits, but I came to find out it was only if you worked 20 hours a week average. They made me work 5 days a week, but only 3.75 hours a day. I barely made enough to cover the gas it took to get there and back. Coworkers were very choosey, were nice only if they liked you, and gossiped all day long (granted most of the Dietary Aides I worked with were high school kids). I couldn't even enjoy the parts of my job that I enjoyed, like talking to the residents when I was bussing tables. They also piled more work into 3.75 hours that were possible in 5. Several times I was pounding sweat because one of my coworkers left me with not only my job, but their job as well, and they also made you punch out even if you weren't done with everything. MASSIVE safety hazard.
poor management, poor hours, no breaks, poor benefits