The job is what you make of it, great HR, management could use work.
Nutrition Aide, Plentywood, MT - January 22, 2015
The head of HR is lovely and extremely helpful, great to talk to. However, my personal manager in the kitchen left much to be desired. She did not understand the pacing of any of the work, was an inconsiderate schedule writer, and was incapable of doing any of the work inside the kitchen. I think she often forgot that we were people, and would schedule and move job duties around in such a way that work became very difficult to keep up with and enjoy at times.
Both of the morning chefs worked in the office with the kitchen manager though, and were very capable at running things smoothly and fairly.
Most of the women working there had been there for a decade or so, and many of them were bitter and angry, which also made working there difficult at times. The tasks themselves were easy, but surviving shifts could sometimes be trying on patience and will. I know that I had nightmares about work, and so did a couple of my coworkers.
Also, there were some communication issues between the kitchen, hospital, and nursing home sides of management and employees. Most of the managers did not do much in the line of day-to-day work that their employees dealt with, and so could lack understanding quite often. Staffing was short, and everyone there worked as many hours as they were asked to help, but then heard a lot about how they couldn't afford to have people working overtime, often in a tone as if it were the employees' faults and complaints if an employee couldn't come in to work extra.
It was a very passive-aggressive place to work most of the time, and communication needed some serious help.