Stressful, Unsupported, Hostile Work Environment
Child Protective Investigator III (Current Employee) – Temple, TX – March 9, 2019
There is not enough hours in the day to complete required tasks. Lunches are skipped. Own children and families are neglected.
Very stressful job that may cause high blood pressure, weight gain, anxiety, and depression.
Learned not to share opinions that differ from superiors. Quiet workers are manipulated and bullied. Loud, obnoxious, workers move up.
Management sweeps indiscretions under the rug and bully workers. Conduct sloppy investigations if a concern is investigated at all. Fraternize. Lack consistency in disciplinary actions. Disregard for direct reports personal information. Consistently degrade and humiliate workers. Lack integrity and honesty.
Work culture differs from one office to the next. Some are more supportive and respect cultural diversity, while others are just a hostile environment that encourages unfair treatment and drama. Some focus on team building, while others alienate their workers.
Hardest part of the job is following a directive from a superior that is not thinking in the best interest of a child and/or family. Following policies that conflict with own personal views.
Most enjoyable part of the job is working with children and families that are truly in need, being hugged, and told "Thank you" for coming into their life.
Great Benefits and Retirement
No work/life balance.