While working at Interim Healthcare as an Employment Specialist, I experienced no work/life balance. My co-workers and I rotated nightly and weekend on-call responsibilities, which made for several sleepless and anxious nights. Overtime was consistently required several nights a week, even though we were salary employees, they used each and every one of us to the absolute maximum.
Not only did this company experience high turn-over, they sent their caregivers all-over town from one assignment to the next, with little to no notice. Generally, the environments in which people were subjected to were low-income, unsanitary public housing and nursing facilities.
Consistent claims of bed bugs, fleas, and other unsanitary conditions poured into our on-call line on a weekly basis. I left this position because the on-call responsibilities consumed my personal life-work balance.
Long Hours, Poor Management, Salary Enslavement, High Turnover