I work as a dietary cook the experience and advancement i received is invaluable i even was mable to attend a class to the advancement of my career, You will not be bored as it face pace job. The most enjoyable part of my position is knowing i can make a difference in our residents lives.
Management are willing to teach you how to be best at your job.
Cook (Former Employee) – Pittsboro, NC – August 11, 2018
I only worked part/time. I enjoyed working there, the co-workers were fine but I felt shifts were under staffed. I think training could have been better. But there seemed never to be enough time to have proper training.
Social Worker (Former Employee) – Pittsboro, NC – July 17, 2018
As humble as I know how all I will say is I was unfairly terminated, the work atmosphere was very uninviting, the care looked less than good, and they were very uncaring about my car issues although I was doing all that I could while experiencing car trouble.
I am sorry but the job was accepted knowing how far you had to travel, what you were going to be paid, and that we are very competitive with our wages. I can not pay on distance. I pay like wages for like jobs, and not based on mileage, and I review comparable wages in our surrounding areas semi-annually and make adjustments as necessary.
Very nice facility, could be top notch if the CNA/patient ratio was better. They need a 2 person shower team on 1st and 2nd shift that just gives showers and whirlpool baths on required days. They need to implement to their nurses to help out more on the floor with feeding the feeders, making beds, passing trays, and answering lights. Teamwork is everything.
Transporter (Former Employee) – Pittsboro, NC – March 1, 2017
a typical day at laurels did myjob to the best of my ability, laughed and cut up with co workrs butstill got my work done. The most enjoyable part of the job was that i was able to interact and build relationships with the residents also my co workers.
As a Dietary Aide that calls diet cards i made drinks, gathered the special request items to put on the food tray, and the condiments. I learned the different diets that was the residents was on as in( puree, mechicanal soft and regular) My co-workers was fun to work with. They made the day go by fast. The hardest part of the job was lifting heavy items I enjoyed working at the job because it was something different and i learned some things from the job i never knew
Getting off the food line on time or earlier
Get off the food line late that it get us behind in our work to get off on time
This is a great place to get started. They hire first time CNA's frequently. This is a very high workload environment, and at times other employee's can be pretty cut throat. The pay does even come close to the amount of work you do. The only reason I have stayed for as long as I have is because there are a lot of residents who have been there most of the time I have worked there. The management is horrible it is constantly changing. Most everyone that works here is annoyed and stressed. The lack of help and overworking is mainly why this is the case. If you need a job ASAP, or are just starting out this is the job for you, otherwise I suggest looking far away from here.
Gain Experience, Plenty of Hours
Very Low Starting Pay, Overload of Work, Poor Management
CENTRAL SUPPLY CLERK AND STAFFING (Current Employee) – Pittsboro, NC – March 19, 2014
I have worked at the Laurels for the past two and a half years, I have enjoyed my co-workers. The management there has been interesting, we have had 4 D.O.Ns in less than two years. I love what I do with the residents but I would like something to better myself and not settle for less.
CNA (Current Employee) – Pittsboro, NC – July 19, 2013
A typical day at The Laurels of Chatham consist of running to clock, then hitting the hall, checking your assignment in a hurry while day shift tries to get away before you find the many things that they left behind. I have learned that no matter how many times you speak with your Unit Manager, the ADON or DON, nothing gets done. Management as well as a few co-workers, has very poor communication. The hardest part of the job is trying to get the management team to understand what you are going through. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing and know when you have made a difference in a resident's life.