I Loved working with the MH/MR individuals at Hope. My typical work week was between 40 to 55-60 hours a week. My co-workers were great with the exceptions of staff that were working there for "just a job and to get paid." You don't go into the Mental Health sector to make tons of money but because of the rewards the individuals give you and you to them.
This company did not compensate me fairly. When you are hired, you must sign a paper saying that the more hours you work the less money you make. There are fancy math figures to understand the overtime pay that not many people can figure out.
The hardest part of my job was not having any family time. I was always at work.
I loved caring for my individuals. Hope gave me the best starting experience I could have.