Hard any constructive criticism in the PSC in CA supervisors hardly a available or respond. Site lead is always over run by a other shall we say very "assertive" who will be the narc and it the group load bestie. They talk behind everyone's back morale is low and positive feedback and giving support is frowned upon. Misery loves company. As a newbie it is a disservice to my learning. I wish I could speak to my supervisor or group lead but they are besties with the one person that gives me the most grief.
What would you suggest Quest Diagnostics management do to prevent others from leaving?
TOO MUCH FAVORTISM!! Managers and supervisors ignore all the issues within their region . You can’t trust no one . It’s best to leave the company. Maybe someone will get the message and change things . This is not the place to work
Go back to school. Learn how to spell phlebotomist before attempting to work in a professional atmosphere.
I dread it knowing that I am going to be stressed and overworked. We are not only understaffed and slowly getting worse, but they let employees get away with showing up very late, taking long breaks, and doing nothing all day. Stay away because I get all my time off requests declined now for 6 to 12 months in advanced because they don't have the staff to cover.
What advice would you give the CEO of Quest Diagnostics about how to improve it?
Management from supervisors upward are not a well trained staff in managing people. Training in most departments is minimal if any. To use punishment ,write ups and warnings, as a training technique is cruel. To allow coworkers to be a part of the disciplinary process seems barbaric as well. My personal experience has been that coworkers would research my work for errors and rather than bring it to me to learn from, would take it to the supervisor which would ensue a write up. If the method of training is trial and error and eavesdropping on conversations,then more leeway is necessary for the learning curve.
In all my experience at Quest Marlborough,Ma has been horrific. Everyday a dreadful day. Gossip and talking about me when I’m not present between supervisor and coworkers is not professional. Speaking to me in degrading and punitive demoralizing ways was not a way to get things done. It appeared to be a way for this supervisor to get her anger and meanness out . Apparently this is the Quest way ,HR was woefully inadequate in any resolution to my personal work experience .
Bottom line ,get better help at the mid level for better work performance at the lower level. Encouragement and training go a long way. Just because a person can handle an instrument or mechanics of a departmental does not make them able to handle human beings. Just because they have put in “ their time” does not make them automatically eligible from promotion without understanding how to develop a staff of workers.
Training ,training, training all around.
You can pretty much make your own schedule. That was a up side to the job being able to call them to move the appointment around to fit the day
As a mobile phlebotomist I would check my locations the night before I had to print out pages of questions and get my kits ready. You have to have a computer an printer an they pay for nothing you will go through ink super fast. Then i would drive to the 1st apartment most likely an hour away and then i would ask them the question and draw the blood and take a urine sample. Each person you stick is about $4. No gas and no mileage. EKGs are about 30 a person. You might have 5 places in a day or one or none all depends.