I have worked in many places and I must say this is the worse. It is not the staffs fault for being bullies and wanting to dump their work load on you. The facility is hard on 2 person lifts, and it must be 2 person. But if your new the staff go on their breaks leave you with the resident on the lift and you must go around asking people. When you finally find someone they say their on their way for break. All this are signs of short staff. As soon as you start your shift at 2:30 your running! The entire shift until just before the shift ends. Mind you I was not in a heavy group. Nobody helps. The staff complain complain and complain to management and they don’t listen and don’t care too... All this was during my first week there. After so many complaints all I heard was you guys must work as a team. The typical safe card to blame staff for not being united when clearly the ratio is horrible..... gossip is the #1 thing here. If you have experience in the field you willl be tested here. If you have no experience and it’s your first job you will be chewed up and spat out. A lot of my orientation co workers didn’t show up again. Only those that it was their first job stayed. The need to work and the training and treatment they got from the staff here at George Derby will make this new staff sour and mean just the way they were treeted. Hopefully something changes cause at the end of the day it is the residents that pay the price...
Closed, unreasonable, Bad management. For all those reason you get horrible care and horrible sour miserable staff.
First of all, I worked on this facility for a short period of time. If im not mistaken 3months. Having said that, I was able to witness and experience myself the pros and cons and willing to share them.
Honestly, I didn't have a good experience while working with them. I have tried working on different floors and it all comes down to one thing. The workload is heavy. You are sweating at the start of your shift, I tried having 14 residents on my assignment. Half of it are all with lift. On top of that, you have to do showers in the evening and help serving and feeding in the dining room. What's worst is the lack of team work, they pass most of the workload to the casuals. I have been running back and forth , sweating and tired getting my 14 residents go to bed and yet non of my co-workers even ask or offered help while they are all there just sitting down chatting. I am not surprised why newly hired casuals don't show up anymore after orientation after seeing the truth about the workplace.
On the positive side, the pay was great and it was unionized. Secondly, their are lots of shifts to be offered. Staffing calls almost everyday to offer you shifts.