Management and politics are defeating the purpose
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – BSDC – March 9, 2016
Management's attitude is to run this like a government and not a business. Management will not allocate resources for manpower. As a former shift supervisor during a weekly management meeting, I was told by my administrator that staff needs overtime to pay off cars and houses they can't afford. This is why BSDC cannot keep help because the workers are short staffed and those above them pile on more work and do not lift a finger to help. The employees get burnt out and afraid!
Why are they frighten and tired? When working 16 hours days and making a mistakes which could lead to being put in jail, having a public permanent record which will never allow you to work around vulnerable people and/or being fired... looms over their heads consonantly, until you can't take it any more! Management will not work directly with the individuals because of this fear of punishment, yet they do nothing to help relieve it! They criticize the staff for being lazy.
Actuality there are no real managers working for DHHS! Not one including HR knows how to plan! The management team has no concept of the principles of management therefore none of their plans will ever succeed because they lack of elements to planning. When you expose this flaw you will receive backlash and be demoted or fired. If you are a good person and trying to help the people you are caring for, you will be abused and mistreated which leaves the bad ones behind.
We elected a governor who knows business and was going to apply it? State Of Nebraska needs business leaders and not labels or experts!
You build relationships with the individuals you serve.