Pros: nice staff. team environment at the building level
Cons: pro-rated medical insurance, based on your health. no high blood pressure, no high cholesterol, these will cost you, among other things.
This company is constantly concerned about hours. Hours get cut based upon Low census. Emergency call-ins do not pay if census is low, even though you are considered a 24/7 on call employee. You must take the time off to make up for extra hours worked on emergency call-ins. If the census is below a certain amount everybody has to cut their basic 40 – more... hours too. There is never enough time left to complete general maintenance tasks properly in the time frame required because of this practice. Your feet hit the ground running and don't stop until the day is done. In some respects I consider this to be a good thing though because I am a very active person and time goes by fast when you are busy. It would just be nice to be properly compensated for emergency call-ins and to not have to worry about if you are going to get to work a full 40 hours or not. If you need your income to be stable, and I do, this can be very stressful. Maintaining good cost control is always a problem due to the age of the facility along with some other key factors that I will not mention in this forum. It is my opinion that many previous years of poor maintenance practices has contributed to this buildings maintenance woes. This could be partially due to the very little time allotted within the parameters of the maintenance schedule to perform basic preventative maintenance tasks. This problem can produce a future whirl wind of mechanical problems and expenses. I have experienced many of them already. With regards to the staff, they are very friendly. The most enjoyable part of my job currently is the actual mechanical and repair work and the interaction with staff and residents. – less