This is a very hard place to work.
Safety and Health Representative (Former Employee) – Fountain Valley, CA – June 23, 2014
There were six other people working in this position before me. They all were either fired or left. There is more drama in the agency than "Peyton Place". On my first day, I was warned to watch out for my manager. This place is like a bad piece of fruit. You do not know it until you bite into it. The people will smile in your face and stab you in the back. I moved from another state to take this position. OCSD sought me out. I was the best thing since slice bread when I arrived. One of my former co-workers told me the running office joke is 'do not get close to the new hires, they aren't here long." I was doing all of the work they asked me to do, including correcting all of their mistakes. I had only been there a month when I was let go and when I asked in the exit interview why? I was not given a "real" answer. I was told I was a probationary employee. On the way to my car, I was told I made someone mad. How and who I was never told. I did only my job. I came to work on time and left when I was suppose to leave. I had no conflicts and was really caught off guard with this. What goes around comes around is what I said when I left.
There is no loyalty or trust in this department.