Pros: global company with ability to grow, education opportunities, healthcare, and 401k
Cons: the restructuring of the company requiring 14 to 16 hour days, and weekends. this was a large strain on family and health.
The day typically began with a leadership meeting of all department heads discussing financial goals, the clients requests, and upcoming events. I would then meet with my team to relate pertinent information regarding meeting and assign duties for the day. Once my department ran smoothly I would check e-mails, scheduling issues, and financials for the previous day. It would then be time to preform a quality check prior to meal service insuring proper portioning, taste, as well as visual appeal. This was done for all 3 meals. Inventory, ordering, e-mail checks and patient visitations were the end of the day along with managing HR issues, and documentation of the days events. Payroll, scheduling, and invoice management were weekly duties. My director was new in the position and was often fearful of her job and extremely stressed which made it difficult to approach her. My team was wonderful but we had high turnover rates due to low pay grades. The most challenging part of my job was the balance of home and work, financial constraints required us to use processed food products.The most enjoyable areas of this job were time spent with residence / patients. It was exciting to find creative ways to stimulate their appetites, manage their weight goals, and visit with them daily. Seeing their comfort and happiness was wonderful.