Pros: career opportunities
Cons: no benefits, no sick days, no vacation days, 30 minute lunch, no other breaks.
I worked on first shift in a medical college and supervising from 10 to 15 officers in the hospital environment. I was responsible for handling complaints, incident and emergencies such as child or infant abduction, fires, bomb threats etc. I would keep an account of all inmates in the facility. I would delegate responsibilities to officers. I would – more... train new officers and interview potential employees. The hardest part of the day was toward the end of the shift. Completing paperwork in the midst of responding to emergencies can be difficult when we were short staffed, which was usually the case. We managed to make it happen and end our day successfully most of the time. The most enjoyable part of my job was the assistance we were able to provide for staff, grieving or emotional family members and psych patients. Sometimes the feeling can be more rewarding than the pay. I learned great time management skills, patience, and how to deal with extremely difficult situations successfully. The hardest part of my job was not having the support needed from our chain of command. There were many issues with the people who should have been supporting and leading the officers which deteriorated the moral and caused our department to continuously have a high turn over rate. – less