Coffee Kiosk Manager (Former Employee), Simcoe, ON – December 10, 2014
Pros: meeting some incredible people and learning a lot about myself through them.
Cons: not ever truly having time off.
I managed the coffee kiosk which is staffed by volunteers. I learned so much about managing a team of amazing people who are there because they want to be not for a paycheque. This also taught me some patience because at the drop of the hat a volunteer might contact me saying they can't do their next shift which might be in the same day leaving me scrambling – more... to find an available volunteer to fill in. Management for this position was incredible. She taught me so many things about ordering and working with volunteers; managing some very different personalities. The hardest part about this position was not ever knowing if the kiosk would be staffed for the day and if not the challenge of finding an available volunteer. The most enjoyable part of this position was the volunteers. They were for the most part taught me the value of giving your time to something you are passionate about. That it is not always about a paycheque. – less
Cons: workload, lack of respect for staff and collective agreement, denied vacation
After over 10 years of nursing, and over 6 years at NGH this is the last place I would recommend to someone looking for a nursing position. Human resources does not follow the collective agreement and grievances or challenges to their decisions result in being ostracized from the organization. Respect and appreciation for staff is non existent. Staff – more... to patient ratio is very high, and vacation time is almost always denied. My advice is to find an organization which values and appreciates it nurses, recognizes staff loyalty and treats it's staff with dignity and respect. NGH claims to provide the community with caring and compassion, yet can't even treat their staff and particularly their nurses with the same courtesy. – less
Nurse (Former Employee), Norfolk, VA – September 16, 2014
I worked as a critical care float nurse and an cardiac intake nurse. I love level 1 trauma hospitals the acuity, all the different opportunities, and the constant learning that goes on in a teaching hospital. I learn so much here.