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Lab Technician Assistant (Former Employee) – Lees Summit, MO – November 14, 2018
I worked as a PRN Lab Technician Assistant (fancy phrase for a phlebotomist) and I had the most stressful nearly two years of my life there. We have several people on our PRN roster that never worked, so all of the shift needs were thrust on me. Of course, it's my fault I said yes as often as I did, but it was still ridiculous. The most insulting thing is that it took over a year for me to make even close to competitive wages (yet still low) because it was my first Phlebotomy job. I made $12.25 per hour with absolutely no benefits besides a useless 401K (not helpful for PRN...). When I did get my raise (which I had to email SEVERAL people before it was acknowledged that I was told I'd get a raise) I only went up to $14.75/hr. Shift differentials were insulting! The workload was unnecessarily excessive. You'd have to draw the entire hospital, answer the Emergency Room anytime they needed as well as the ICU. They expect a lot out of you, but do not compensate you for doing it.
If you have to do a morning run, they expect you to do it in a short span of time. They don't want you to start too "early" but they also want everything done by a certain hour so they can turn around results in time for morning rounds.
Some patients were absolute dolls and I miss helping them, and the job was easy to maintain and it was incredibly hard to get fired...
No set breaks, usually the only one who worked so lunches were not guaranteed, low pay, hard to get fired