Pros: the pay, that's about it.
Cons: not enough time on lunch, very stressful, charts slammed on desks, getting yelled at, getting embarrased and picked on in front of people, people telling you that you did not do your job right when you did. poor commincation, poor management, poor nurses, its high school, drama and getting told on. do not follow the handbook.
Depending on the position, its usually a decent wage and great benefits but the management is terrible, usually they do not even remember what they are doing, and there is no communication in the work place especially between Nurses and the secretaries. The Nurses act like they are 16 years old and they tell the management about a problem instead of coming to their peer and confronting the problem to the other employee. We were told to be a problem solver and deal with the problem with the employee. They will try to get you fired if they do not like you! Nurses will be smart alecks and act like they are better than you. They treat you like you do not know what you are doing if they new and will slam charts on the desk. The place is full of drama and always short staff! And forget it if you ever want to try to get a day off or a week for a vacation. You will get denied. You work all the time and overtime all the time, at least 16 hours or more. The nurses will take personal things that you wrote and photocopy them and show them to the management. A management will harass you and bug you if you make a mistake and god forbid if you make a mistake you will hear it from at least 5 people about it. Its kind of like office space, you have like 5 bosses. Don't ever click your pen around a nurse or they will snap at you. The people are very rude here, there is no communication what so ever, the management treats you badly, the nurses are rude, its always short staff and you cannot get any time off. From my experience its a terrible place to work. There are people who are big brown nosers – more... and if you dare to try to tell your side of the story..well don't even both because if they do not like you, they won't believe you. If you are different, they will discriminate! It is a very discriminating and bad place! Make sure you read your handbook, because they do not follow it. Maybe some one will get them on it. They do not have set rules either, so if you break a rule, you sure wouldn't know it until you hear it from 5 people and get in trouble. – less