Great working environment for new learners in blood banking.
Pros: christmas parties were fun, we celebrated whenever we had a chance to, we had a great time learning together, we were professionals, and we had great managers and supervisors (when i was not supervising also).
Cons: we traveled far away most times which caused me to work long hours sometimes.
A typical work day consisted of me supervising a team of donor interviewers and phlebotomists at mobile blood drives in locations throughout and outside of the Chicago area. I was responsible for packing the van full of needed supplies for a blood drive, assigning technicians to man interview or phlebotomy stations, collecting bold units for lab processing, and checking donor interview paperwork for quality control purposes. Management was great. We had very responsible, caring, diligent management who were very capable of doing their jobs and managing staff. My coworkers were great, too! Had a great time learning new things with them all. The great thing about my job was learning a new skillset, which was phlebotomy, that was my favorite duty at that time aside from learning supervisory skills. The hardest part of my job was leaving...I left due to becoming a homemaker to my two children at this time.