School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Burlington, ON – December 19, 2014
Pros: they only work one shift
Cons: it's hard to make a living on my wages
The Red Cross is a good place. The Red Cross help a lot of people. a lot of older people would not be able to get to there doctor's if it was not for the Red Cross. They have there problems just like every body but it's a good company.
Administrative Volunteer (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – December 27, 2013
Although I was an unpaid volunteer at this establishment, I knew that my contribution was highly valued by my co-workers. Working at the Red Cross is my dream and the work that is done there is the reason why I studied politics at university and for that I find it extremely fulfilling.
Personal Support worker (Former Employee), Kingston, ON – June 11, 2013
Pros: lots of learning experiences
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
Very Productive and learned alot of new stuff each day
Co-op Student (Former Employee), Windsor Ontario – May 28, 2013
Pros: good hours
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
This is a great place to work, lots of excitement and challenges and something new every week.
Manager, Housing & Basic Needs (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – April 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
Wonderful coworkers,clientele and excellent in-office staff
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee), Woodstock, ontario – April 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
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee), North Bay, ON – April 12, 2013
Typical day at work was going into homes and taking care of clients needs. I have learned how to manage my time and to make sure that all that is required of me to be done properly.This was a job you work alone. Management was very helpful. The hardest part is that i did not have my full licence and work had to schedule me to clients i could easily – more... get to. The most enjoyable part of this job was knowing that my clients where satisfied and alot of clients would specifically ask for me to be there worker. – less
Personal Assistant for Lawyer (friend) - part-time (Current Employee), Montréal, QC – March 28, 2013
Pros: meeting up
Cons: not often
I am an a Assistant at Fundraising team. I am called when they do need me and my assistance. I learnt a lot of new things related to the fundraising activities in Montreal. I am happy with my team and would like to say that management works very well too.