You were productive from start to finish, which was great and I truly enjoyed my co-workers!
Laundry Worker II (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – June 11, 2015
The first thing you would do on a typical day would be restock your exchange carts as assigned per floor.
After that, you work where you are needed. Either working in the Pre-sort area sorting soiled linen or working in the linen department itself running dryers, ironers or folding linen by hand.
If any floors within the hospital called needing more par, you would count, then record that information then do the delivery.
Management was dedicated to the customer service, which I felt was incredibly important and every now and then they would remind their crew they were appreciated with little things like Ice cream or potlucks. I t was good to see that kind of balance from the management team. My co-workers were great! We were a team working hard, yet enjoying each others company along the way.
The hardest part about the job, was when summer came, not only was it hot outside but really hot inside. At times your energy level suffered. The best part about the job was you worked within a group but also individually. I enjoyed that a lot. The one thing that I really enjoyed and at times was a great motivator was we could listen to music during our shift! It was one boom-box and one station, some days the music was loud and folks got silly while still being productive and some days we didn't necessarily listen to it all night, but everybody had a chance to listen to their choice of music out of sheer respect for one another.
Get to listen to music, Get to wear scrubs
short breaks, much too hot in the summer