Office Assistant (Former Employee), Macon, GA – October 10, 2013
I learned more office skills and was trained in going through particular journals. My day at work included, but not limited to answering phone calls, sending and receiving fax, corresponding to mail, creating client folders electronically and by paper.
Food Server,Dishwasher and I Also Deliver (Current Employee), Needles, CA – July 31, 2012
Pros: free lunches
Cons: short breaks
I work with the seniors and i also make sure they are doing okay and I have learned to be patiencce and the hardest part of my job is trying to learn how our seniors they have bad days and good days and my favorite part is working with my mother and learing how too be patience and learn about them
Fulfilling job providing meals to the elderly and homebound.
Driver (Former Employee), Staten Island, NY – May 25, 2012
Arriving promptly to work I would prepare the hot meals along with my co-workers. I would drive a refrigerated hot oven truck to different routes each week. My co-workers were always eager to assist one another. The hardest part of th job was accepting the fact the within life comes death. The most enjoyabe part of the job was the elderly and homebound – more... recipients were always grateful for delivering their meals each day. – less
A fast pace,family sitting,team working atmosphere.
Assist Site Manager (Former Employee), Hesperia, CA – April 26, 2012
Pros: feeding the elderly, handycap the best meals, i can provide for them
Cons: long unexpected hours, the unexspected emergency's
My day starts by checking the phone messages to see if we had any employees called in are coming in late, . Heating up the ovens and steam tables, filling it with water. Commuicating with the head manager and director about supply orders and menus for the following week, I learn something every day to improve my work ethics and time and things not to – more... do also, My coworkers were great people,working hard together to get the jobs done. We also had some great voluteers working with too I believe that are management team worked well and complimented each other. The hardest part of this job was stopping what I was doing to go home because I wanted everything to be easier for the next shift so I'm always trying to make sure that all is in order before leaving
The most enjoyable part of this job is making sure the seniors are getting the best meals and service possible from the food to the delivery's. – less
Honest,fun,and love working with the nice elderly people.
Helper/Server (Former Employee), Fresno,CA – December 7, 2011
Pros: free lunch, voulnteer work
Cons: summer job not full time
It was a great work experince for me. It wasnt a regular job it was volunteer work. I got to work one on one with the elderly people i served them lunch,played games with them an had great conversations with them. I loved working there for the summer i got along with everyone an everyday i came to work they were always to happy to see me.
Member of Board for Private Recipes (Former Employee), Warden Woods Community Centre, Scarborough, ON – November 6, 2013
Having various positions over the years afforded very different day to day experiences. In general, would respond to any queries re. challenges/problems/scheduling/difficult clients and families(caregivers)/challenges with volunteers and planned/organized calendar to meet these issues while sustaining the regular demands of the day - appointments already – more... booked, assessments, meals on wheels operations for day. Everything was fast paced. Many of above resolutions happened very quickly. Also, completed functions for stakeholders with reports, forecasts for delivery of services. Spent time training new volunteers and placed in appropriate programs. Followed up with billing issues with phone calls, verbal contact and letter documentation. Participated in staff meetings usually 2 per week and prepared reports as required.
Learned that professional co-workers want to be valued and appreciated as employees. With incredible stresses in an organization facing many changes with restructuring, this caused huge uncertainty for many, much speculation re. positions/employment and some co-workers "lashed" out at others. I learned that all employees want to be recognized and valued and often are not. I also learned that I needed to separate myself from some situations, in order for me to perform to my maximum and to always encourage my co-workers and management with positive words that I meant. I also learned my opinions mattered and shared constructively with stakeholders.
Sometimes I found the political instability the most difficult. Office gossip and talk added to the instability and I tried to separate myself from this in simple ways, like taking my lunch in later shift to avoid individuals who could not "break" from the job or environment. Difficult working in an environment in which management did not agree and this translated into an unstable team and teamwork. This was a growing concern and issue.
The most enjoyable part of the job was satisfaction from knowing my efforts translated into helping many clients and families with daily issues. My smile, I was continually told, was very warm, kind and several co-workers stated I was the kindest always asking concerning questions about them, they expressed appreciation for this. – less