I worked for Mercy for a little over a year. I was as told I would have mentors and guidance as a new grad, assist with CEUs, and my schedule would build as I felt comfortable. All false. The work environment was cut-throat and clicky, just like a high school. The first day, I trained for a couple hours with my boss and had my own schedule that afternoon. The training is a joke, they want to pump you full of bull about how great Mercy is. Over time, they continued to slam all of us with more and more patients, slots designated for documentation now were filled with treatments that ran into lunch. Patients who needed an hour, only got half. Evals that were supposed to be 45 mins were crammed in 30 minute slots. I soon realized we were being overworked and way underpaid. I was not treated like a professional, I was a work horse who recieved no respect. Their PTO is a joke, it sounds great but then when the clinic is closed for any reason, they take 8 hours. When you work on a holiday, no extra pay and they take PTO if you don’t stay the entire 8 hours. They pay you as a salaried worker when it benefits them, but you’re not allowed to leave early if you’re finished with patients. Now that I am no longer there I realized how poorly we were paid.
Nice patients, experience in ortho
Overworked, under-paid, under-appreciated