Pros: hour lunch break, great coworkers, interesting clients, days go by fast
Cons: tons of paperwork, excessive meetings, doesn't pay well
I enjoy being able to shape my day around appointments, client meetings, paperwork, etc. I am usually able to take a full hour lunch, if I desire. Usually I wind up doing busy work like sending emails during lunch, but I have the option to do whatever I would like. Some days I am running around so much that I don't get a lunch, but I find it's rare. There are a ton of meetings with collegues, which took a while to get accustomed to. Some of these meetings feel like a time waster, but for the most part it helps bridge communication gaps so everyone knows about all the clients served. I find the paperwork portion to be obscenely redundant. There's a copy of papers online and in two different binders in most cases. Everything needs to be updated semiannually or annually. Most of the paperwork aspect is due to DMH regulations, but it doesn't make it any less frustrating. My coworkers are wonderful people with great senses of humor. Despite their chronic mental illnesses, all of my clients bring unique strengths and personalities to the table. I enjoy the variety of interactions this job allows for on a daily basis. Overall, I highly recommend working for FHR.