Pros: get to work by yourself a lot instead of having someone looking over your shoulder, being off every weekend.
Cons: money, upper management, many call offs and you have to do the work that they are not there to do. starting work at 3 a.m.
I absolutely love being a phlebotomist and at one point in time loved being a phlebotomist at Medlab, but many things have changed and they fulfill very few of their promises. My immediate supervisors are incredible people and try very hard to do so much with what little the company will give them. The company continuously says there is always ways – more... to advance but that is just untrue. very few opportunities open up and they almost refuse to create any new positions even when one is needed. They prefer to work short staffed than to hire people which in turn stresses out the current employees. Also they do not want to pay their employees fair wages. you could have 20 years experience walking in the door and the most they will offer you is $12.00 per hour. you could be their best employee, or save accounts for them and the company will not recognize you in any way and if you expect monetary compensation forget about it. Most of the other employees you work with are good people but you have the few that get away with murder by doing nothing and they continue to hold their jobs. The biggest problem there is that they refuse to pay people what they are worth, they overwork their employees and expect more and more out of them daily without wanting to pay them. – less