The average work day was fairly slow paced, unless someone were to call in or be pulled to a different area. In this case, anyone left would be expected to pick up the slack, sometimes leaving 1 person to do the work of 2-4 people. On most days, many people in the department would be in a terrible mood, bouncing that off of everyone else. Soon enough, the fun workplace can become rather hostile.
Free lunches for food service employees, discounts at local businesses and hospital gift shop
Limited connection to higher-ups