Long hours, restrictive PTO policies
This healthcare organization has a strong commitment to caring for all who need the help we provide. I love my work but often, I hate my job.
There is no option for anything but 12 hour shifts for bedside work (which I love). Eight hour shifts were eliminated. It was 33 years before I got every 4th weekend. PTO-S is restrictive: we get a generous amount, but are not able to utilize it because of budget constraints. Additionally, sick call is strictly limited. Though the city of Chicago mandates 40 hrs/year of mandatory personal sick leave (PSL) for all Chicago employers, we are only allowed two incidents of calling in/12 month period before disciplinary action is started. This makes for challenging work/life balance.