Pros: Co-workers, work/life balance, indoors
Cons: Low pay, limited help from hiring freeze, seeing sick people all day, stressful bureaucracy.
Being in maintenance was difficult as most staff didn't seem to care about me or my job. I was just someone in their way with lower class education, even with a journeyman ticket. The work life balance was terrific, the pay however was almost half what I make outside. During the hiring freeze I did more and more work with no extra pay and aggressively monitored sick time. Fewer and fewer perks when I left. I decided if I was going to bust my butt during the day again I might as well go back into the field and make double, some places triple the take home (even in a recession).
The co-workers however were awesome, my direct manager was really well spoken and level headed. A lot of the main issues with AHS is beyond anyones control, It comes from the top levels. Starting with Parliament.