Although the hospital was clean and everyone was very pleasant, my dept was poor at being fair. I worked every weekend which was fine at first, but I was forced to work doubles on those weekends when my other 3 co workers would call off (I was never informed of forced overtime otherwise I would have never accepted the position) One co worker didn’t follow the schedule at all and the manager knew. Once it continued, I began applying in other departments and at other institutions. I took a shot and applied at a near by facility close to me as Dietary manager, and was hired on the spot...the only good thing that came out of this was that I listed the hospital as previous employer as well as another hospital and they took me on immediately. I waited and quit Lurie Childrens one week later without notice. It was too stressful working with people I felt took advantage of me. Maybe they saw it coming because I would call off to go to interviews. I was only there 7 months, that’s how bad it was. I just hope the new manager now doesn’t allow them to intimidate her, so she can get better control of the lab. I feel sorry for the new employee that was hired, she’ll soon find out like I did.
I will say I am appreciative of the experience, and grateful for the new position I am in now. It was a huge jump as far as salary....if I hadn’t been treated the way I was treated I would have never began applying other places and would have never found the job I have now. I am so happy.