Asst. Coordinator of Children's Services (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TN – November 17, 2013
Pros: helping children; being around children.
Cons: poor salary
The best part of the job was helping children with disabilities. Getting to spend time with the children also was rewarding. The job itself was not challenging enough for me and, unfortunately, there was a culture of gossip among the administrators that I didn't enjoy. The teachers and teacher's aids were wonderful on the other hand and probably some – more... of the kindest, most generous people I've known. – less
maintenance (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TN – November 3, 2013
Cons: too many to list
board--not in touch with the employees-time for change no raises for ones who really needed them-and earned them too many closed door deals management attitude was--o well--very lackadaisical some managers tried to do things different--but were scolded for doing so.
Adult Center Assistant/ Clerical Worker (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TN – October 8, 2013
Pros: the clients, the job, getting paid to do this job, the staff
Cons: the job ending
A typical day at work started out with the clients coming as the buses brought them. They would get breakfast when they came if they wanted it, if not they would just talk with each other and to us. This was a day center for the physically and mentally impaired. After breakfast was over we would take them to the other room for morning exercise to music. – more... When this was done they would come back to the tabled room and do an art activity. This is how they make money to go to different places like the ball game or the movies, for example. after the activity was lunch time. I helped distribute, serve, and do the clean up. After lunch time was free time for them. They could work on what ever they wanted to do like coloring or word search, for example. During this time I helped with updating and completing files, satisfaction and needs surveys, answering phones, filing, delivering interoffice mail and other light clerical duties. At around 2:00PM they would get a snack if they wanted one. At the end of the day the buses would come, pick up the clients and take the home. I learned a lot from these clients. They are happy lovable people. They all have such big hearts, bigger hearts then people that have nothing wrong with them. They make you want to go to work everyday and if you don't work there anymore, you want to volunteer to work there like I do now. there is nothing hard about the job but maybe trying to make out what a few of them are trying to tell you. But if you listen hard enough you get it. The most enjoyable part of this job was the way these people make you feel each and everyday. They are so excited to see you when you come in and all of them have to tell you hi and that they love you. – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Chattanooga, Tn – February 22, 2012
Pros: mulicultural environment
Cons: insufficient training
I enjoyed working in the Young Adult Enrichment Program. The environment was multicultural and always a learning experience. I watched our program improve the lives of those youth who truly embraced it.