I was very excited to have a job where I could work with animals. The day to to day work is productive and everyone really loves the animals. This is where the the good stuff ends. No Leadership, Director of Operations talks to people like they are animals. Spends most of her time smoking talking about the people who are working hard inside. Executive Director is never around. When she is in everyone is stressed, scrambling to meet unrealistic expectations. No one works together. It's a sink or swim environment. High turnover. Try and talk about this with anyone and you will be told this is just how it is in a shelter.
Just because we work with animals...doesn't mean we have to act like them