poor management and rude staff
Recreation Assistant (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – March 24, 2017
No raises, expect you do do things that are not in your job description, everyone backbites, drama and tension between staff and administrators do very little to resolve issues unless it saves them money. no sense of teamwork, i have to use my personal internet for activities, programs, and music but admins refuse to raise salaries or provide internet service (AND we can get in trouble for using our phones). admins show favoritism. overall a bad environment for personal and career growth, but if you need experience as a cna or rec leader just make the sacrifice for 6mos to a year. this place does not care about holding on to exceptional staff and have no value for skill, dependability, or work ethic-- they just expect work to get done somehow. don't work here unless you're desperate or entry-level.
hardest part of the job was transporting 70-80 people for parties but even that was fun because the residents are an absolute pleasure to work (with which is the only reason i stayed so long, but they don't care about good staff relations with residents)
run poorly, they wait until last minute to make repairs, poor insulation; recreation area is cold and they fix the windows in the summer using duct tape.
men working in the kitchen and several of them in the housekeeping department, verbal harass female staff daily. even though there are s*xual harassment in-service meetings they do nothing to enforce these rules or fire men who even try to talk to young female volunteers.
free lunch but tastes worse than dog food
no appreciation for hardwork, sucks