A challenging place to work...
Pros: christmas party, health insurance, coffee shop
Cons: lack of communication between departments, underpaid staff, not competitive yet
A typical day at work was like high school, always trying to do your best but some one has a problem with you - so nothing gets done. But, YOU get blamed for that fact.
I learned not to trust anyone, especially your immediate supervisor. And, you ARE just a number, "everyone is replaceable here." - that's a direct quote.lol
Usually you must be able – more... to start work at least 1/2 hour earlier than your shift, and they expect you to be able to stay long past your shift if they ask you to stay. Oh, and if you say "no" then pack your stuff up, you'll be next to be gone. Double standard, I witnessed it over and over.
The hardest part of the job was keeping a smile going and having a warm caring attitude to the patients while all the drama was going on behind the scenes. Totally stressful situation to be in constantly. And sick leave, Ha Ha - they expect you to come in when you are sick. A hospital with very sick patients, with signs all over the place saying,"if you are sick please be respectful and stay away...." will FIRE an employee if they call out sick!
The most enjoyable part of the job was when the jerks were on vacation, it was the PERFECT job anyone could ask for. Helping people, being with the patients and chatting with them helping them learn how to heal, teaching people, doing what I went to school to do. That helped me get through every single day that I worked in that stress pool.
Try it, but be warned & watch your back! – less