Patient Equipment Technician (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – December 19, 2012
A typical day at work would starts off with jobs being paged to your pager. These jobs would be started by either determining if the piece of equipment needed to be picked up or delivered. At times the job would call for multiple equipment at one time.
Management can be pretty firm and fair, I do at times feel that there are things that are told that shouldn't be carried out.
I have learned a little of the ebb and flow of the hospital, also the different operations from different departments.
My co-workers are a bunch of hard working individuals. There are though the few that do not full fill the standards of our department.
There isn't any really a hard part of the job. Basically its pretty exhausting being on your feet all day picking up and delivering equipment from one end of the hospital to the other. Also the movement of multiple equipment can take its toll on your body at the end of the day.
I really do not have any comment on the most enjoyable part of the day.
House Keeper (Former Employee) – London, ON – January 12, 2016
Terrible management skills, and when you work above and beyond you don't even get a thank you. A lot of favourites. All the employees including full-time are all hawks and snakes. Its a good paying job, but just don't talk to anyone, trust me. Go to work and work, do your job and leave.
Takes a very long time to get on full time, over 5 years.
Dietary Aide (Former Employee) – Chilliwack, BC – December 26, 2015
great team work by other employees with decent pay very hard work and you need to be very fast with what your doing and able to handle working in a kitchen with lots of oither things going on and stay on track there was some things that could be deakt with better like the confidentality and staffing procedures like addressing work place bullying
Janitor (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – November 13, 2015
No matter how hard you try, there will be ongoing criticism from multiple contradicting sources. That said, the ongoing criticism is one of the only indicators of the actual job description. Because of the multiple parties that are making demands, the workload is impossible to complete. Equipment falls apart when you try to use it; when you bring this to their attention, it will be locked out for a week and then returned to you in the same condition with a statement that it is "fixed". Whether you have the equipment or not, you will be hindered in accomplishing the task that that type of equipment is required for. You will then be publicly humiliated on their Wall of Shame which posts weekly audits and a white board that announces shortcomings for all to see. There is also the constant threat of being fired if there are too many "complaints" from one of the sources of your workload.
I have witnessed a worker who was BADLY and permanently injured ON THE JOB, being aggressively treated by assistant management, in front of an audience, as though she were practically a criminal. She is supposed to be receiving assistance to do her "modified" workload; but instead was put working alone in the busiest area of the facility. She has to work through her breaks and stay late (without pay) to get it done, and is in excruciating pain.
Assistant management is aggressive, power hungry, domineering, hypercritical, vindictive, uncompassionate and has no management skills whatsoever. Management put her in that position, because he felt she had potential. Management seems completelymore... oblivious to any of the issues and can't understand why there is such a high turnover rate. It was actually implied to me that I would have difficulty finding things to do. Management believes the Wall of Shame inspires "healthy competition". All it does is discourage a group of already burnt out workers.
Then you will receive your paycheque which will not be enough to live on. It is usually as close as possible to minimum wage.less
The work team is a group of very nice hardworking people
Impossible workload, constant criticism and threat of termination, assistant management bully, wage
Job was a challenge. 300 minors, had to put 3 people in two rooms, by figuring out the rotations and ensuring no over rides. Managed 30 First Nations staff in kitchen and housekeeping. Responsible for inventory in kitchen and commissary.
Spent a lot of time and got tto be friends with co-workers
Housekeeping Department at Juravinski Hospital (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – September 15, 2015
love to clean and work with people, willing to learn and grow with company with a supportive management , love to learn new and grow with co-workers, when there is caring supportive people and they care of what i do for them and i put a smile on their face , i know i did my job , i know what i do is keeping them from getting sick and that is what and why i enjoy my job
Dietary Aide (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – August 1, 2015
a very busy and fast-paced environment, best to keep up with work and time or else you'll get behind your schedule. management is ok. some co workers are ok, they help you especially when you are new to job.
was a fun workplace table tennis darts and pool table.
Janitor (Former Employee) – minto mine site yukon canada – April 30, 2015
A typical day at work liked the busyness, made your day fly by. I learned a lot about team work, and how to be used to isolation working in camps, i never had problems in that department. Co workers are just like a family treat people with respect and thts what u get in return, but you always end up working with the unreliable types and unruley types thats life. Hard part of the job is no privacy, enjoyable part of the job is making new friends etc you cant name all the things. Was a fun workplace
Chef d'équipe, Musée canadien de l'histoire (Former Employee) – 100 rue laurier Gatineau – April 21, 2015
My day starts buy counting the safe, give the break to the employ, do the inventory and after that give the lunch break. After the lunch i can try to have my 30min of lunch and then i need to supervised the cafeteria, the coffee express and the restaurant at all time, sometimes i dont even have the time to eat.At 3h00pm i need to help the employ to close the cafeteria and count and balance there cash, do the deposit and write my report of the day on each department. I didn`t have a good formation as a supervisor and a cashier. My co-workers are good but they don`t take there job seriously. The hardest part of my job is to work every week-end, iv`e been working every week-end for the pats 2 years with no possibility of having 1 week-end off without losing hours.
Cook, Server, Cashier (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – April 21, 2015
The job involved serving the same group of customers every day, as the Sodexo was within a manufacturing plant. This allowed getting to know the customers on a personal basis; the best part of the job. However, one must keep in mind that workers are given a set time period for breaks, and service must be swift as well as friendly. It is an easy balance to achieve after a while.