Poor Management and Hostile environment
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – November 13, 2016
Worked in maintenance department at ACPL for nearly a year. Our department and management got along horribly. My manager kept telling me things were going to get better, I just had to "hang in there". Meanwhile, there was not really much to do in the maintenance department except change light bulbs and watch equipment run, since most trades are contracted to outside vendors. But what we were required to do was fabricate and exaggerate our hours in the work order management software. My manager said, "What do you think would happen if they (upper management) would find out that we didn't have anything to do?" Suggesting that we would be out of a job if we didn't comply. I took this situation up with upper management, but got nowhere so I eventually quit. They have not since replaced me that I am aware of, I think the current opening (Nov 2016) is to replace a retiring technician.
If you want to use your skills in maintenance: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, the Allen County Public Library is not the place to work. Coworkers are defiant towards management and it was a hostile work place from the day I walked in the door. The old timers will treat you with disrespect because of their view that you are part of new management.
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Poor management and hostile work environment