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Great place to work
Casual LPN (Former Employee), Creston, BCNovember 12, 2014
> great place to work
> enjoy working with geriatrics/dementia patients but can not live off a casual's salary
> night shifts not very enjoyable
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Extreme Lateral Violence Perpetuated By Unaccountable Managers
Former employee. (Former Employee), InvermereNovember 5, 2014
Pros: supportive kitchen and housekeeping staff, (when they witnessed the lateral violence, they tried to help).
Cons: they don't pay you enough to put up with the lateral violence there, and management, although aware, seems willing to passively perpetuate it.
From the first hour on the job, I was warned about the extreme lateral violence of this place (Columbia House specifically). They were right. However, "aggressive personalities" did well there. Whatever you do, do not relocate for a job there, commute first so that you know what you are getting into, (and have an escape option).

From what I witnessed, – more... the superiors seem to be very aware of the extraordinary lateral violence problem there, but choose to be unaccountable, and consequently perpetuate the problem. Coworkers were blatantly abusive, and seemed to run the show.

I kept trying to give the managing nurse the benefit of the doubt that she was discerning and would eventually be professionally accountable and deal with the situation. My mistake. She proved to be unaccountable to the very end, even though she was given multiple opportunities to simply keep her word, never mind act professionally and accountably.

Nurses (and Care Aides) really do eat their young there, and they are proud of it. Coworkers there weren't just cannibalistic, they were sadistic. The nurse manager knew it was a problem and chose to stick her head in the sand.

According to Canadian Statistics, 2 out of every 3 new Nursing grads will leave Nursing before the end of their second year on the job due to lateral violence (bullying). Lateral violence is a huge contributor to the Nursing shortage that people are unaware of. This place is the perfect example of why. – less
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Care Aide
Resident Care Aide (Current Employee), oliver bcOctober 6, 2014
Pros: brilliant pay
This is a wonderful company to work for. They're organized, easy to communicate with and willing to listen to their employers. As a Care Aide I feel supported at work and offsite.
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great work. give individual care for each client.
Home Support/care attendant (Former Employee), Kelowna, BCSeptember 12, 2014
Pros: good money for doing such a rewarding job.
Cons: evening work with home support runs from 4 pm to 10 pm, i have no night vision for highway driving.
meet at office, pick up your roster for the night. drive from home to home taking care of each client, giving them specific care.
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Positive and fun
Work Experience Student (Former Employee), Williams Lake, BCMay 30, 2014
I learned a lot during the hours I was a work experience student.
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Love the opportunities of working for interior health
Mental Health Support Worker (Current Employee), Kelowna, BCFebruary 6, 2014
I learn something new every day and love the opportunity of working with a case management team.
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A small Hospital has grown to be a big hospital .
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Kelowna, BCJanuary 31, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: emergency is busy, breaks are an option .....
During my 10 years I have been witnessed to immense growth at KGH . When I started it was small hospital with an ICU that was at times 1/2 empty. Emergency was slow . A trauma was a "big deal". Now we have a Cardiac Center attached to it . UBCO has Medical and Nursing Programs working within it . The Emergency has doubled it's number of patient visits – more... . It's become a busy busy place. Occupansy is at 100 % most days . Itis in short like any other hospital found in a bigger city . – less
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Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee), Kelowna BCJanuary 16, 2014
Pros: enjoy working with the elderly
Cons: heavy lifting
I learned how to get along with extremely difficult people. The hard part of the job was, basically I wrecked my back.
Very busy open enviroment where you can't hide behind four walls.
I was a licenced Practical nurse, but I did not maintain my license and remained a Care Aide. It's time to move on.
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Helpful, knowledgeable work mates. Clean, organized work bench.
Work Practicum (Former Employee), Vernon, BCJune 17, 2013
Pros: free lunch when you travelled 50km one way to job site
Cons: not a full 8 hour shift
Typical day is making the rounds in the hospital. Finding out what equipment went down and needs to be repaired. Often find myself looking up device manuals on the computer system and troubleshooting device failure. Every day I did at least one preventative maintenance on some type of medical device, most often vital signs monitors. I went on a few – more... road trips to satellite renal dialysis sites and worked on Gambro devices and x-ray equipment at smaller clinics.

It is a well managed shop. My co-workers were very open to questions and helped me learn how to log work orders and request parts using their AssetPlus computer system. The hardest part of the job was that it involved a lot of sitting at the bench. I like to remain active so sitting often can be a challenge for me. The most enjoyable part of the job is when I got to solder something on a device. – less
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Unique job, involved identifying people who sold cigarettes to minors
Tobacco Test Shopper (Former Employee), Vernon, BCMay 22, 2013
Pros: free lunches, fun and interesting
Cons: angry clerks
This job was a unique undercover experience in which I had to attempt to buy cigarettes from every retailer in the north Okanagan. Since I was underage at the time, if they sold to me they were breaking the law and would be subject to a fine. I had to write down the features of the person who sold to me so that they could be later charged with the offense. – more... I also had to insure that they had the proper signage and concealed their tobacco products from view. The coworkers were great. We would just listen to music in the car driving from store to store and stop for lunch halfway through the day. The hardest part of the job was dealing with people who were mad at me for trying to buy cigarettes. One clerk said I was banned from the SuperStore gas bar for life but he didn't own it and I've been back there since. The most enjoyable part was catching people selling to me who were known to sell to minors often and knowing that they would be properly fined to their actions. – less
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loved working one on one
community care worker (Former Employee), home&community care lyttonMay 1, 2013
did not think much of management only because there was none or passing thru so there was nothing really set in stone, I was not properly orientated due to lack of management.
other than that I loved working with the people enjoy new challenges and time management with patients,the ripple effect
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Great people to work with, management OK
Payroll Clerk (Current Employee), Kelowna, BCFebruary 24, 2013
Pros: great co workers
Busy work day, a variety of payroll functions, co workers are great to work with. Hardest part of the job, educating employees on payroll practices.
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descent place to work with benefits
Cook/ Housekeeping/Perioperative Cleaner (Former Employee), Kelowna, BCNovember 7, 2012
Pros: the wage and benefits and working with the other staff and patients
Cons: managment politics
I work full time as a housekeeper as you need to build senority to bid into a fulltime cook positon. I occasionally get pulled from my housekeeping job to fill in for cooks on vacation etc. the managment is strict. the hardest part of my job is the politics that are involved with working in a union environment. the most enjoyable part of my job is working – more... with the patients and the other staff who also enjoy their jobs. – less
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Very friendly workplace
Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Trail, BCOctober 10, 2012
It is a friendly workplace. I have learned that it is essential to listen to the resident's needs and wishes and that you need to make sure that they feel at home. It is our job to make sure they feel welcome and that we attend to their needs. Communication among co-workers is crucial. The most difficult aspect of this job is that it is very physical – more... and takes a toll on the body. I enjoy interacting with the residents and listening to their life stories. – less
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It is a good company, but not much room for advancement in my field.
Chief engineer / Shift Engineer (Current Employee), Williams Lake, BCAugust 23, 2012
Pros: stable job. recesion proof.
Cons: no room for advancement, and the pay is below average.
My typical day is pretty much the same as most power engineers. I work with boilers, and fan systems, chillers, cooling towers, pretty much anything to do with the physical plant. The hardest part of the job is not being able to advance. I love the field I am in but unfortunately the plant I am at is not large enough for me to get my next ticket. The – more... most enjoyable part of my job would be all the people. The staff here are amazing. – less
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Health Care Aid
Health Care Aide (Former Employee), Merritt, BCJuly 19, 2012
Pros: very rewarding, makes you feel good that you can help someone.
Cons: sometimes mentally draining.
Typical day at work would be helping clients get ready for their day. Whether it is including personal care, meal prep, hygiene, companionship or peri care.
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Be Prepared for long hours
Patient Care Aide (Current Employee), Kamloops, BCJune 25, 2012
Pros: top notch staff, opportunities with in one union
The staff in my location is top notch. Only thing I have to complain about is that I deal with agressive pts and don't get paid enough
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1 year contract
Intermediate B.A./Change Management Consultant (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCApril 17, 2012
1 year contract, working with the Patient Safety and Learning System.
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Exciting job environmemt with great team players
Intake Worker (Former Employee), Kamloops, BCApril 2, 2012
Pros: stable hours
Cons: practicum too short
Enjoyed working alongside other mental health professionals
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Enjoyed very much Home support
Home Support Care Aide (Former Employee), Kelowna, BCApril 2, 2012
Traveling to and from peoples homes was a good day, I always felt like l made a difference in their lives.

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