Supported Persons are great, management is poor
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Torrington, CT – May 4, 2019
Working for the supported persons was amazing, rewarding, and fun. However management was atrocious.
We (my team in my house) was so short staffed our manager had us picking up hours and working 50+ hours a week (per staff member). Threatened us with write ups because we didn't want to break company policy (3rd shift wasn't allowed to drive or pass meds unless it's an emergency, but we were driving and passing meds). Told us we would be written up if we called out.
The summer before I left I was pregnant and came down with a stomach bug, followed by the flu. My manager wouldn't help me find coverage and threatened me with write ups and a chat with the executive director if I didn't come in.
I worked up until 11 days before I gave birth and the manager made rumors about me that I purposely went out "early" to mess up her scheduling.
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