Pros: benefits, pay
When I first began working for Genesis HealthCare, I thought it was amazing. You recieved "bonus bucks" from staff when they saw you doing something good or working hard, and you could use them to get a meal from the kitchen. Unless youre night shift, which then its worthless. After a few weeks, you begin to notice the favoritism. The cna who does the scheduling favors other staff. I was on the same two halls,and by two halls, i mean that I worked two halls on my shift, while everyone else has a partner for their single hall. At one point I had 27 residents per myself, 7 showers, and no help. I would often go without a supper break. I asked about getting a partner and I kept getting the run around. But on my days off, there was always two people scheduled. The cna's were always on their cell phones and even talked on their cell phones while feeding residents in the dining room. Residents didnt get showers on other halls because the cnas didnt feel like doing them, and continually get away with it. The DON is rude! Never in my life have I had a boss whom speaks with such disrespect. He uses his title as a crutch and if you go above him to explain your issues,man did you hear about it. I emailed corporate and when they came to do their annual, I pulled a corporate lady into a room to discuss these issues, and more. Im going to another job, but you better believe state will be hearing from me. Im so sad to leave my residents with such people and its a shame that this is how they have to spend the rest of their life.
On the plus side, the insurance is cheap and the pay is decent.