I enjoyed my time at the Phoenix House, the job was very rewarding. Of course, there were long hours, tough clients, inconsistency with staff and management, but it was rewarding. For the work I did, working alone or with only one other staff with all the responsibilities the pay was too low, and the hours leading to a quick burn out. If I were to work in this field again I would only consider part-time. One great perk of this job was my supervisor and the staff, they were lovely, caring people, that really cared for one another inside and outside of the job. Even though we may have had our differences we were a team at the end of the day. Another sweet perk was free food anytime of day, and we had an outstanding cook. Working here made me better at time management, in this fast-paced environment you really have to figure out your priorities and pick your battles. I gained a lot of communication skills working with such a large variety of clientele. The most enjoyable part of the job was redirecting a client to be motivated about their recovery.