Overworked and unappreciated
CTRS (Former Employee) – Virginia – July 10, 2018
They talk up a great work environment but the directors and administration “eat their young.” They want to hire a specific certification or degree but do not understand what the profession is or trained to do. When we advocate for our profession we are made to feel like we are doing something wrong. Negativity comes from the top and trickles down. Administration at the hospital I worked at hired family members and when I had to counsel or write up family due to safety concerns I was told I couldn’t and my professional and personal life was attacked. Very unprofessional and toxic work environment. I had to document daily tasks I completed, staffing issues and complaints and go straight to HR in order to get anything done and for them to have a paper trail of everything. High turnover, awful pay, no staff support and unrealistic expectations but new grads have to get experience somehow. Sadly, I would leave crying and exhausted every day and have warned professors, advisors and future students to never work or intern there.
The patients are great
Awful pay, no employee support, high turnover, unprofessional staff, unrealistic expectations