April 1, 2013
Worst employer ever. Lots of after hour work you are not compensated for, pay for your own cell phone and calls,no pension plan, no education fund,poor mileage (told to make up the difference on your taxes), poor pay overall, including call time. They like to say they are all about the clients, but they are not.Toxic work environment. Find another employer....a lot of years I won't get back and not even a thank you when I left. Sad.
June 27, 2013
I don't think the owner really knows what is going on at this branch. The nepotism and favouritism is unreal. I think the nsc HR needs to take a close look at why there is so much turnover/firings. Blatant harassment that is not discussed, a blind eye is turned. There is silent bullying (dirty looks, restriction, seclusion) Toxic environment. Low morale. Felt physically and emotionally sick the entire time I worked there.
June 20, 2013
I know the job of being in community care is a fascinating one. If you are adaptable and knowledgeable and like working on your own, there is no other job like it. The rewards are huge. Bayshore has ruined it. The shear size of it and its terrible scheduling techniques have made working in the community care sector a life wasting job. You cannot make enough money with Bayshore as they are so focused on their bottom line that you are just a tool to be used and your lifes circumstances are not taken into consideration. If you get into an accident while on work and many care aides do as we are expected to drive every day in all kinds of conditions and even when we ourselves are feeling under the weather as anyone can tell you when they have tried to get a sick day off and its not allowed or you are pressured into taking it, the care aides who are layed up for months will tell you not only did they not get any real help in filling out the forms for WCB, but Im sure they were not even contacted by anyone in the big offices of Bayshore as to their health. Burnaby Bayshore has been a horrible disorganized place to work for. The office is hard on its care aides. We don't get enough hours of paid work, and the schedule is never up more than a day or two in advance. Calling any one in charge is at best a 50-50 chance. Even though we are expected to work long days and weekends the office is strictly mon to fri 9- 5 They call themselves a top run company....they should get a vote on that. when they require so many hours of your day to made available to them, they should fill it up. I wanted an 8 hour day over a 9 hour window and in 4 + years Bayshore has given every excuse in the world as to why it is not done. I am tired of the control and demands and still not being able to pay my bills. I will make more money in a coffee shop or retail store than what my college education has given me under Burnaby Bayshores scheduling. Terribly run and yet no one seems to care.
July 4, 2013
Bayshore home health is rated a top RUN company, not a top employer. It won this award due largely to the fact that the office went from paper to electronic system, etc. From my own experience, it will need to change practically every thing it does in order to even achieve a chance of being called a top employer. Run as it is now....it is a terrible place to work.
June 16, 2013
You must be part of management to make a statement like that
March 26, 2013
You must be management making that statement
June 16, 2013
But you have no idea how much the frontline workers have to put up with, especially the management had no respect to us
July 6, 2013
The number one complaint from casuals is that they DO NOT GET ENOUGH HOURS and they have huge gaps in their days.
The number one complaint from care aides with positions is they get gaps in there day and not enough hours!
They like to tell you over and over that they don't have any work for you, but what they are doing is spreading hours out amongst many care aides so that you won't reach a pay increase that comes with the accumulation of hours. They spread out hours to as many new care aides as they can, so you won't reach the hour level necessary to be able to tap into the first pay increase or into extended benefits. It's all about saving their money. To them you are dispensable. Soon you will find your hours thinning out, soon you will get longer gaps that will never get filled. Your days will be long and you won't get paid for the hours you are out in the field. It's cheaper for Bayshore to hire another new care aide and give them hours and you will see your hours drying up, and they will tell you there are no hours out there for them to give you. They will ask you to give them large windows of time with promises of 'potential full time hours' promises that will rarely get filled. You will be the working poor with this company.
You will be expected to provide your best effort for every client every day in this health care sector but this company isn't going to be taking care of you.
Listen to how they talk to you...they are bullies. The working climate is highly stressful, not in your caring for the clients but in dealing with the office everyday, the scheduling of your day will have you shaking your head wondering why can't they give you your day lumped together, with no breaks? Why do we always have to have. Theses gaps in our schedule?
You have to phone them everyday to pick up your schedule and its going to be a huge disappointment. Unless you like working only two or three hours a day spread out over the window of availability that you were duped into giving them. If you think that this will improve in time, I am here to tell you, It'a daily battle that has raged on for YEARS!
That's how they operate. They save money by keeping the care aides poor. Burnaby Bayshore has been a terrible place to work for!
Do not be fooled by the hourly wage, look at how many hours you are out in the field waiting for paid work from them, often you are NOT even being paid for 50% of your time. This company sucks the life out of you. The hardest part is, they will never tell you this out right. The levels of deceit and evasive wording around schedules is now a worn out speech for them.
No hours out there...yet they say they are short staffed and CONSTANTLY hiring! Bayshore home health Canada largest home health company ...growing like CANCER! – less