It was a dream job as far as working with the employees
Occupational Health Nurse (Former Employee) – Laurel, MD – November 19, 2015
When I first was hired I thought I was actually in nurse heaven. There was really nothing in place so it was a blank slate except for poorly written policies and of course the DOT, OSHA and other Federal regulations that the industry had to (begrudgingly) follow. So I rolled up my sleeves and got to work, going out into the field where the actual workers were, something the previous nurse didn't do to often, and did classes on health matters that not only were impacting the guys and gals getting their CDL cards, but their lives as well. They were watching peers retiring young, only to die months later of cancer, or strokes. They all had family members with either diabetes or cardiovascular disease and saw the ravages those diseases cause, so I went about just giving little impromptu classes, encouraging the folks to come by my office to get their blood pressures checked, or letting me review their latest lab work with them, was available when they called with personal or family issues and tried to refer them to the correct resources. It truly was just wonderful.
The organization is a quasi-government agency, thus it has used that position to do some of the most corrupt things you can imagine. The number of lawsuits filed against the Commission by both current and past employees is unbelievable. If rate payers knew how much money the WSSC spent paying out to settle employee claims (mostly due to horrible management actions) I do believe they would be more than a little angry. I think I will just leave it at that.
wonderful workforce. great freedom to develop and implement teaching programs
incompetent and corrupt management.