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Unpredictable
No breaks
Detrimental to most workers’ health
because of long stressful 16 hour shifts if mandated to stay.

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The kids are volatile due to their own causes and decisions but also due to lack of consistency. One staff member says no they seek one who will say yes and the staff who denied the request is laughed at in the face by resident.
And several door locks will not unlock until you “learn how to open them” It’s frustrating and dangerous

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Stressed and nauseous many days
You are entering a war zone most days while PCs laugh with each other and in the faces of those stressed.

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Yearly if you qualify for a raise by completing your self-evaluation and turn it in by the deadline. Then they get to "choose" what they want to pay you, there's no guaranteed amount.

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Itc depends on if you get relieved or not. Sometimes they don't even tell you you're staying over, they just never relieve you.

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Medical, dental, vision

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Quick, sometimes stressful, the youth aren't here because they always make the right choice.

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Sick days are unlimited if you're a favorite!

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Can you handle working with children with behavioral problems. But they don't explain the severity of problems that you will be dealing with on a daily bases.

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