Pros: the wonderful residents and their stories.
Cons: time standing/walking during shift, low pay.
I worked 3-9:30 p.m. shift three days per week and every other weekend. I learned how to fit in all the duties required, and have time to visit with the residents, during my shift. Also medication management, dealing with different personalities, and dealing with the unexpected.
Hardest part was being on my feet for so many hours, but the most enjoyable was interacting with the residents. So many delightful people!
Typical day was filled with long hallways to constantly travel (with no time to waste), seeing that meds were given on time, carried trays in dining room for residents, bussed tables after dining room was empty, and cleared/stacked dishes (which someone else took to main kitchen to dishwasher), vacuumed. Some laundry, helping with showers and dressing. Getting emergency help when needed.