Grueling hours, with minimal pay--especially for the fact that you are in harms way every day! The juveniles cursing and not complying with the standards and expectations is CONSTANT-- especially with the very high turn-over (they always try to get a way with more when a 'new worker' comes on board, then they wear them down by trying to overpower them).
It's almost as if you are cut off at the knees and put in a sprinting contest while being timed! You have major duties with minimal training, minimal support, high demands, and are written up for every little thing instead of receiving more support and training to do your job. Most call Rite of Passage (ROP), run on pennies because the funding is so unevenly distributed.
14-hour days 3.5 days a week (suppose to get a two-hour break, but many times you don't because they are short-handed) and then you are EXPECTED to come in on your days off if someone didn't show up for their shift---which happens OFTEN because it's such a stressful working environment, with A Lot in constant change, and germ-filled environment, so people are sick a lot. All for $11 or $12 an hour?!
Very cut-throat, unappreciated, over-worked, and you have the potential to be hit, attacked, spit on, cussed at EVERY day-- high stress!
The only benefit is when you do make a connection with the struggling students and make a difference in their lives.
Free food, connection with kids
Very stressful work environment with long hours, minimal pay, and you're in harms way every day.