Pros: my schedule is flexible to a point and determined by me, i enjoy making a difference in the life of an elderly person, there is a need for a person with my skills there.
Cons: i haven't been moved in to more of a managerial position as promised, the physical demands are making it difficult to continue the maintenance repairs.
No day is typical at LIFE Pittsburgh. That may be the most interesting part of the job. One day I may be working on participants' equipment. The next day I may be working with contractors to repair damage that occurred over night; and the next day I may be repairing the washer or dryer or painting a room. I learned how to work in an environment with people that depend on my help. I learned to care more for the elderly and how to balance taking time to talk to someone that needs an ear and getting the job done. I work for several different levels of management and learned what it takes to individualize their requests and their needs and see that each one is taken care of the way they want it done. I work with over 200 employees and enjoy seeing them every day. I learned how to communicate to many different ethnicities and to find common threads that links us together. The hardest part of my job is dealing with some people that do not understand what my function is and how it fits in to the larger puzzle. Most people are understanding and are able to cooperate with all of the demands that are put on me. But, there are a few, as in any company, that have a hard time seeing things from another person's perspective. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing that the participants are happy to be in a safe, clean environment.