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Get rid of half of the useless managers and arrogant self-centered desk clowns that constantly think of 10 more odd-jobs for clinical and biomed staff to do, while sitting on their butts and doing nothing, but playing with spreadsheets, themselves. This company is just a big managers club. It's all about them. They get free vehicles, some even get free heavy-duty pickup trucks, meanwhile they constantly find yet one more monthly odd job or check that needs to be done that doesn't amount to a hill of beans and does not affect patient outcomes one iota. The patients are cattle and the clinical staff are just the lowly work hands that is the machinery used to feed the big manager's party up above. For some reason they keep asking our opinions in a yearly survey and the numbers come back morbid each year showing just how bad things really are across the country and they never get the message. They don't take one thing back off of you and they find 20 more things for you to do. They think that everything in life should have a log that tracks it. The number of times you blink per day. The number of breaths you take each day. Everything needs a log, and then they sit and wonder why there is such a broad scope of human error in a job that expects you to track every time an electron moves through your body. Their motto is they set the standards by which others in the industry are judged. The truth is they arbitrarily make the standards so ridiculously over-the-top that nobody could possibly do everything exactly by the book and how it's supposed to be done. Other companies in the industry don't set the standard so high because they aren't crazy enough to try and kill their employees with this ridiculous walk-on-water madness. Also, their machines are junk. They aren't designed to keep people alive. They are designed to sell parts. Selling replacement parts is key, keeping people alive is secondary.

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Sick leave is a joke. It is literally just a number on a computer. I have like seven hundred hours of sick leave and haven't used one hour in the decade plus I've been there. You have to use three consecutive vacation days before you can touch one sick day. Needless to say I've never been in that bad of shape. It's really pointless to even have sick hours the way they set you up to use it. It's definitely worse case scenario.

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They'll change a policy 3 times before you even find out it's been changed once. They'll come in and say, "what? You're still doing it that way? You were supposed to do it this way 6 months ago. There are also managers who try to enforce draft policies before they are even made official.

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They can't tell you all the things you will be responsible for because if they did you would run out of the room screaming.

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No it is not after an offer is given with the background check

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I dread it. It used to be interesting when it was all new, now it's nothing but dread. A biomed can walk out of their clinic at night with everything in working order and then come back in the next day with machines pulled, notes all over the place, bad culture results, pallets of stock to put away, papers laying everywhere because the staff do not care that you just cleaned the entire water room, stock moved out of place, stock sitting on the floor because it was too much work to set the box back on the shelf. It really just becomes a black cloud of toxic fumes.

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Because you fell dead over on the floor from all of the stress. Don't worry, management will be at your funeral to ask your remains to do 10 more things.

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Vacations are flexible as long as you have coverage and PTO hours.

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