Pros: 4 wks of pto, can work independently most of the time, no travel
Cons: short lunches, hostile work environment, no raises or small ones, no overtime
A typical day is longer than the 8 hrs allowed. We cannot earn overtime as it is forbidden by Dept of Surgery. Those who have left their jobs are not replaced and those of us who remain are given more and more to do with less and less efficiency on a daily basis. It is difficult to prioritize the work as a result. Even though we have varying job duties/designations, the management makes us all equals so those of us who have more responsibility and more duties to fulfill have to work twice as hard and longer hours and have to support co workers during their absence without bringing in temporary help. The phones ring off the hook all day long with calls from patients, staff. It is not easy trying to do all of the work as a result. Co workers are less apt to be "team players"as everyone has too much to do. There is no job security as the Administrator who runs the department is a disinterested supervisor, who delegates all of her work to others, so she isn't hands on and does not know what our job duties consist of. Her only mission is to cut the budget and save money. This affects all of our activities such as PTO, which she has everyone expending to go to doctor appointments. She claims her first responsibility is to higher level administration, not to us, so we have no one approachable managing us. She does not answer phone messages or emails in a timely fashion which is unheard of for a person with her position. She has also made the attendance rules so strict, we have to ask her permission to use the PTO we have already earned. The most difficult part of the job is dealing with the administrator. The most enjoyable part is the ability to help patients who are ill. I also enjoy working with my physician and his nurses.