Mental Health Technician, Las Cruces, NM - July 24, 2015
Depending on the unit that you were working at, the day could go by pretty smoothly, or it could be considerably stressful. I learned a lot about time management skills working here. The best part about working here is that most of my coworkers were really nice and helpful. The hardest part of the job is that working PRN, you don't get to know your patients well since you're always floating units. When I was hired, I was told by HR that if a position became available, employees already working there would get preference. After working there for over a year and getting denied various times for a full time position over new employees, I learned that this was not true. All of the full time employees usually get a raise every year if their performance is satisfactory. PRN usually do not because "it's not in the budget" (even if you have a great yearly review). As a PRN, oftentimes I would show up to my shift, only to be told to go home because the night supervisor forgot to cancel me (without any compensation, might I add).