In an environment such as the region's only level-one trauma center, it is paramount that each and every employee fully understands that their job--whether that be in the laundry room, transport department, surgical ICU, or Operating Room--is just as important to the smooth operation of the facility as the next. In using the cliché "clock" analogy, if but one of the gears inside falters, then the entire device is rendered useless.
In my department, Central Transport, we act as a single, cohesive unit to assure that patient-flow is regulated in a safe, efficient manner. The transporters work individually, under the general supervision of a well-respected and supportive management team, and are given an opportunity to come into contact a number of new faces on a daily basis, all coming from a vast multitude of backgrounds, each with respectively unique stories to share and conditions. It's this element of social-interaction which I personally believe presents the greatest 'pro' of all. In addition to this, the transporters will average a half-marathon's worth of walking per day! What an incredibly rewarding way to stay fit!