Being Unemployed was better.....
Pros: a check, no on-call, no mandatory ot
Cons: everything else
ResCare took over the Families First/workforce contract in the state of Tennessee in 2013. Where do I begin...
The project was poorly managed.
*the offices where staff were housed were not customer friendly (ie too small and no room for privacy) and some sites were a potential hazard.
*at some sites, ie rural locations, there were no activities to assign job seekers to other than job search.
*ResCare employees didn't even have basic office equipment (ie computers) until much later in the contract
*There was no maternity leave, you had to check in every 30 days. Your job was not secure nor was your leave paid.
*The insurance was terrible...by the time you pay the doctor bills...you might as well not have had insurance in the first place.
*Employees worked on holidays that job seekers were exempt from.
*There were a slew of program managers and project directors...I cant blame them for leaving once they saw the ship sinking
*Nuff said....the staff did not get any training other than reading from a powerpoint printout.
Now don't get me wrong....I'm not some vindictive, scorned former employee. This was REALLY HAPPENING!! I've read WONDERFUL reviews of this company. However, my experience was NOT. I believe that the reviews depend on the specific projects. I think the healthcare projects get good reviews. All other projects...NOT! All I'm going to say about ResCare is that for a self proclaimed multi-million dollar company, the business plan for this particular project seemed to be though out and executed – more... like armatures. The wages were low and the expectations of the employment specialist were not practical or obtainable. The accountability for the job seeker's success rested on the employment specialist and not the job seekers themselves. In conclusion, I am glad that this project is OVER in my state and I would NEVER EVER EVER EVER work for ResCare EVER again in my entire life. Ever. Enjoy your day!
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