Pros: awesome co-workers from the er to the floors.
Cons: on pm shifts and graves, you need to clock out for lunch, but you're probably going to be working thru it, you cant clock back in for a full thirty minutes with the system in place, no advancement, subpar equipment
Fortunately I love what I do. The frustration comes into the equation when you need something from management. They give you the nod, and you wait for the request to be completed. The advancement rate is poor, because once they like where you are at, ie graveyards, you are stuck as it is difficult to fill those positions with dependable peeps that can – more... do the work and work independently with out supervision, so in a sense you are punished for being a great worker. So Frustrated. The people that get the promotions are the peeps that are seen daily, PM's and graves are kind of a forgotten island. Even when applying for a position, you wont get a call for an interview. The equipment is subpar, something is always broken a bucky that needs constant adjustment just to use. Collimators that dont collimate. We have two portables, and one is down at least once a month. If the CT scanner goes down we have to transport the pt to the clinic and use the scanner down there, which is fine as it used to be at the hospital, no contrast can be administered at that site. These things are all things that come with the job, Creativity and flexibility, but Management doesnt acknowledge this, you will work really hard, only to hear about your mistakes. No encouragement, no kudos. No equality among the Technologists, ie some techs are working without Fluoro licenses, and therefore dont go to surgery, or do fluoro, yet are paid the same – less