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A brand new adventure every week. Fun, exciting, challening, humbling.
Violence and Abuse Prevention Facilitator (Current Employee), ONApril 16, 2014
Pros: networking, travel, meeting and working with new people.
Cons: need to have more full-time hours.
Working for the Canadian Red Cross in their RespectED Department is a very fast paced, fun, energetic program. Their initiatives around Violence and Abuse Prevention becomes very humbling work. However, it is casual work and I'm looking for full-time work and job security.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the travel and working with different indiviuals – more... who work with children and youth. – less
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wellness room for the staff
Customer Service Provider/ Medical Equipment (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONApril 2, 2014
Pros: free parking
It was a very positive environment always helping other was wha us as a team did.
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great work experience, welcoming staff
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Windsor, ONMarch 27, 2014
Pros: up beat evironment
Working at the Canadian Red Cross I gained a great work experience that can benefit me in my future careers. I worked with customers both in person and on the phone selling merchandise and advertising for upcoming events, I assisted in the setting of the branch along with where the events are taking place, and did computer work (research, signing people – more... up for classes, creating invoices). I also kept track of inventory weekly. At the red Cross I became certified for CPR and First Aid Level C. Everyone at the workplace were very inviting and we all worked together as a team to present our best work. – less
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Productive work place, with hard working staff and volenteers
Heath Equipment Loan Program ( HELP) Clerk (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: free parking down town
Cons: shortage of staff at times
A average work day is taking in coming phone calls, helping clients who are there to pick up short term loan equipment for family, friends or themselves. Picking the orders for clients and explaining how the equipment works for there safety. When needed I also cleaned equipment to be able to restock inventory. I have learned how to handle myself in – more... a very fast place work place.
The hardest part of the job is not having enough equipment for all clients who need the equipment. The co- worker are hard workers as well.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing clients who really need the equipment and are happy we are there to help them. – less
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organised and helpful
Coordinator for Meals to Seniors (Former Employee), Moncton, NBJanuary 8, 2014
Pros: stable hours
Cons: not enough pay
I learned how much the Red Cross really helped people. Management was very helpful and wanted to be there versus treating it like just another job. Everyone of my co-workers were happy and upbeat and helpful among each other. The hardest part of the job was putting volunteer's file up to date and the most enjoyable part was everytime a volunteer when – more... over and beyond your expectations – less
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A work environment focused on helping people.
EAA to Director of Human Resources (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONDecember 29, 2013
Pros: very kind, compassionate and friendly employees.
Cons: no cons.
Employee driven position as executive assistant to the director of Human Resources. Learned how to organize a reception for the Queen of the Netherlands upon her visit to the Head Office and also learned how to coordinate a three floor office move within the city of Ottawa.
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enjoyed the social part of job, met many people
Home Support Worker (Former Employee), Newmarket, OntarioNovember 27, 2013
Pros: fexible hours
Cons: but not enough hours
Was a relaxed and fun job. Met many people through the job.
There was no room for advancement so felt the need to lok for other work.

Government closed down the program.
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Homecare/PSW
PSW (Former Employee), Newmarket, ONNovember 14, 2013
Began with being homemaker, they paid for my PSW course which opened the doors for my future.
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great way to give back to community locally, nationally and globally
DM Instructor/Disaster Manager (Current Employee), Coastal region, BCNovember 6, 2013
Pros: truly humanitarian organization
Cons: occasional long hours, occasional stress
working with individuals and groups of people who have been effected by disasters and require assistance to move on and develop a normal life style post disaster.

I also teach disaster management for the Red Cross and have taught in various locations in western Canada
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volunteer
Volunteer (Former Employee), Nanaimo, BCSeptember 9, 2013
Pros: communication
Delivery and pick up medical equipment, service and repair, assistance for drivers.
communication and listen to seniors
supervisor very nice and friendly person
co worker helpful and friendly
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Busy Office Environment
Client Service Delivery Coordinator (Current Employee), Barrie, OntarioAugust 27, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: long hours, afterhours, weekends
Working at Red Cross Care Partners is an exciting busy environment. Flexible with schedule and great support. Scheduling 10,000 hours weekly. Great training program.
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Friendly and professional atmosphere.
Maintenance Coordinator (Former Employee), S.S.MarieAugust 7, 2013
Pros: very professional, and super friendly staff.
Cons: contract position.
The Red Cross is an excellent place to work, Staff and work enviroment, you couldn't ask for any better..
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Productive workplace; either refresh your skills or obtain new ones
Administrative/Program Assistant (Current Employee), Burnaby, BCJuly 15, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job - stressful situations (such as a disaster time) - best time to learn lots of new things as they get deligated to you very easily.
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RedCross
Personal Support worker (Former Employee), Kingston, ONJune 11, 2013
Pros: lots of learning experiences
Cons: driving
My typical day working for red cross home care was driving from one clients home to the other. Preparing meal,medication reminders, cleaning, applying or taking off compression stockings. We didn't really see any of our co-workers. The there was nothing really hard about the job but the driving times between clients was very un-organized by the company. – more... The most enjoyable part of the job was spending some one on one with each client and learning more about them and appreciating what we do for them. – less
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Generally good employer
Community Resource Coordinator (Former Employee), Medicine Hat, ABMay 29, 2013
Pros: great people who care
Cons: long hours, high workload
Overall a good employer, however workload in comparison to salary is not equitable. Good management, excellent values.
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Very Productive and learned alot of new stuff each day
Co-op Student (Former Employee), Windsor OntarioMay 28, 2013
Pros: good hours
Cons: volunteer
A typical day at work would be going to my office and asking my supervisor what she would like me to do and everything would most likely be on the computer
For Example; Setting up courses , signing up people for courses, writing documents , doing MMT'S and sending invoices
I learned how to use the Microsoft offices programs
My Supervisor was very nice – more... and very respectful
My Co-workers were all friendly and polite
we all treated each other with respect. – less
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Diverse and nice
Customer Service Assistant (Volunteer) (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCMay 12, 2013
I love working with other volunteers who come from different backgrounds. We all want to contribute more to the community.

The position is flexible and challenging, but that is also the beaty of it. We never get tired of doing searches and answering all sorts of questions on the phone.
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This is a great place to work, lots of excitement and challenges and something new every week.
Manager, Housing & Basic Needs (Former Employee), Calgary, ABApril 30, 2013
This is a great place to work, lots of excitement and challenges and something new every week. There is the opportunity to move from program to program and try out or develop new skills and experiences. Flexibility is important and recognized. There is a culture of strong team work. --and lots of fun and laughter in the common lunch room where everyone – more... gathers to share how there day is going. – less
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Community Nursing Support
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee), Kingston, ONApril 20, 2013
Caring for individuals at home and in nursing homes who are unable to care for themselves on a daily basis
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Wonderful coworkers,clientele and excellent in-office staff
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee), Woodstock, ontarioApril 17, 2013
Pros: conversation and knowledge gained
Cons: driving distances, unclean homes, prolonged problem solving
A typical day at work was caring for the senior population, although they can be challenging they are a source of conversations of life.
I learned much of how home care has changed over the years and the importance of independance for as long as possible. Although I worked most of the time with great staff, there were ocassions when the direct in the – more... field contact staff were not as supportive or understanding of the particulars surrounding the PSW field of work.
The hardest part of the job was the split shift and the inconsistant balance of work and home life due to shedualing problems. Althought the driving all over the country side from house to house was not the best aspect, there was a sense of self reliance and responsibilty with the enjoyment of the face to face one on one interaction with the persons I was caring for. – less

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A specialist in dealing with events beyond its control, The American National Red Cross offers disaster relief, shelter,¬†and other – Read more