Supportive peers; mgmt style is gaslighting and deflection
Video Interpreter (Former Employee) – MYOB – June 20, 2018
Over almost ten years, I worked 28 hours a week on average. At first, the job was challenging and engaging. As time went on, the corporate management style became increasingly paternalistic, punitive, and arbitrary. Policies changed so often that it was difficult to remember all of the intricacies, which is a distinct disadvantage when each detail can impact your bidding priority, your immediate health, or your credibility. Most requests for reasonable accommodations were denied, and simple requests had to go through the internal ADA accommodation request protocol even thought they did not rise to an ADA-level disability (ie: a footrest, a chair pad, something to soften the glare of the overhead florescent lighting). Any employee asking questions about why the rules were the way they were was met with "send your ideas to our suggestions email" or was considered mildly insubordinate (or more). Morale ranges from middling to low. The culture of the company as a whole is this way. Oh, and they told us we couldn't discuss our salaries, which of course is blatantly illegal and has been since the 1930s.
CAVEAT: the individual interpreters and one director were a joy to work with and were very supportive even when acknowledging that they, too, were having difficulty with the vicarious trauma they experienced and with the way most things were handled.
scheduling is flexible if your priority ranking is high enough
gaslighting, mgmt unresponsive to requests, arbitrary policies established too often to keep track of