The paid time off is great, you accumulate about 7+ hours per 40 hours worked BUT this also causes a problem with frequent call outs. Management does not have contingencies to call-outs other than to just spread the missing persons work to everyone else. As you may have guessed that makes a difficult day especially with multiple call-outs. It is a rare thing to have days where no one calls out, in the past month there have been 3 days where we were fully staffed and when people are called they don't want to come in due to the large amount of daily stress and lack of compensation.
Training was quick and minimal, more then a year later I am still learning things I should already know.
Most of the people that work there are great and fun but the stressful days cause them, and even me, to be less willing to help each other because we are tired, lack of breaks and large workloads.
The best part of the job is when we are fully staffed, even with surprise events on these days we all have time to adapt to fix them with plenty of help and minimal added stress. These days also give us time to have breaks, relax and communicate (whether it be personally or professionally). It would be an amazing place to work if it were managed more efficiently.
In short, I am actively looking for a new job as is practically everyone else, the department has seen and lost over 65 people in a years time due to bad management of the department and most of us have been penalized for not being able to compleat excessive workloads within the manager's requirements.
great benefits and paid time off
excessive work loads and unreasonable time limits. Loss of breaks, Low pay.