Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Brantford, ON – February 19, 2014
Pros: i enjoyed working with the residents and their families.
Cons: no support from bosses.
-Orientation was almost non existent. Staff too over worked to really orientate new staff. When I asked for more orientation, I was told I would receive it, but never did. -My pay was never correct, except – more... when union got involved. -Overall negative attitude from staff, they are overworked and fed up. -Backbiting among staff. -Some staff and administration would complain about the residents' families who were not happy with the care, and most of the time, the families did have legitimate concerns. -Witnessed an RN, who had been there for over a year, be brought to tears by the 'bullying' attitude of the ADOC. -Registered staff were never able to take the breaks they are allowed, if they did, they would never get work done. -If nurses had to stay late for a reason beyond their control, and put in for overtime, they would never get it, unless they contacted the union rep. -Most staff want to give the best care, but the time constraints make this impossible. -One of the WORST PLACES I have ever worked. – less
Homemaker (Former Employee), Regina, SK – July 8, 2012
Pros: working with nice people
Cons: 10 hour shifts
Arrived at 9am served breakfast until sometimes 11am, set tables for lunch. Prepared lunch,served lunch cleaned up, did an activity,prepared supper, set tables, served supper, cleaned up. I learned to – more... love the residents and we had fun together. The management was very difficult to work with and it was very frustrating. I liked my co-workers for the most part. The hardest part of the job was being on my feet for 10 hours per day. The most enjoyable part was being with the residents. – less