Founder is turning in her grave...
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – February 25, 2015
When I first started here in 2004, it was a wonderful place to work. Working for hospice is a calling & it is important, rewarding work regardless of your role. There was a lot of support for staff & constant reminders of your worth to the organization & it's cause. There was constant reminders about having a "hospice heart" & people cared about their co-workers like family, hugging one-another and celebrating milestones together.
Since the illness & ultimate death of the CEO & Founder, management has turned everything around to be all about productivity & revenue. Not that productivity & revenue aren't important, but staff are now often working 60 hour weeks, but only getting paid for 40, not taking lunch or breaks. Many of the people that I worked with for many years, including management were either let go or asked to resign. It is sadly not the agency it once was & patient care suffers because of it, even though field staff are dedicated individuals, because they are over-worked. Many times they have let people go or people quit & they have not replaced them, so other staff have an added workload. As for the 'hospice heart'... I was formally written up for hugging a co-worker that I was friends with for many years & hadn't seen in a long time because it was "unprofessional, unacceptable office behavior." Everybody walks on eggshells because they don't know if they're next to be let go.
The pros just don't outweigh the cons anymore.
Meaningful patient/family experiences; great co-workers