All about the politics
Working here, you have to know people to move up or to be protected. If you don't, then you are subject to harassment, belittling, retaliation, playing hot potato with assignment location, etc. Before you even begin working there, everyone has already looked you up and knows things about you and have made opinions about you. If you're sick, even with the flu or other contagious viruses, they still want you to come to work no matter what, and if you don't they get mad and punish you. Hours are not flexible at all, and very often time off requests get denied, even if you are like me and have FMLA and are trying to take off time using FMLA for your doctor's appointments. Everything is chaotic and disorganized, and when you try to offer any kind of help or assistance in improving tasks, they will deny it because it is not how they have done it for years, and assume you will be trying to take over their job.