Pros: prns get to make their own schedule
Cons: difficult clients, relatively disorganized managerial/supervisory, somewhat stressful
typical day of work for a direct care prn is to get with a supervisor to determine which client you are assisting for the day. This can be stressful because it sort of is 'wheel of fortune', as you could be paired with a client that you haven't been trained beforehand to deal with. Your co-workers are generally nice, but it seems that there are cliques. Your week training will not adequately inform you of the job necessities and daily routine.
It's been said that people can get scared away from the job, and this could come from the idea that you will be feeding and toileting adults who have the potential to become violent rather quickly.