Coworkers were wonderful to work with night and day. The best part was growing the hospital and staff. We all worked together as a team at the patient care level. The most disheartening part was the administrators view of life/work balance. It was frowned upon if staff took more than a few days of their personal leave at one time regardless if it was for volunteering, charity work, maternity leave, surgery, vacation, etc. This was not spoken openly but behind closed doors some administrators worked to rid those that took time off or to not have them promoted. Many managers/directors paid on salary (exempt employees) were expected to work many hours in non-exempt roles as well as take non-exempt call-back (with no pay), because the hospital was under-staffed. Hopefully, with the high turnover rates they have changed these abusive practices and are staffing a realistic number of employees to cover shifts and not relying so heavily on the salaried employees to cover those gaps. This type of staffing creates burnout resulting in low productivity and high-turnover.
Chronically short-staffed disguised as "minimal staffing", Administration is out of touch, low wages