Working with senior citizens is great fun, a learning experience.
Pros: making life long friends with the residents
Cons: no recognition for accomplishments, no raises, no incentives
Loved working here with the seniors, however the company I worked for looked at it as a business rather than a relationship with them. I understand the business point of view, but to have a senior housing community and not think of it as a neighborhood under a roof is absurd. This is a community, this is their home, and we the office staff are part – more... of their family. I personally, made them all my mom and dad, and I would assist them above and beyond my duties as part of the office staff.
Even though I do not work there any longer, they are still my friends, and I so have contact with several of them. Meeting for lunch, day trips, just gong over to spend some time, they are lonely and need a friend, I have created that friendship with them. – less