Toxic work culture in a dying industry
Board Operator / Engineer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 October 2018
Originals or people with creativity shouldn't consider working here, they value people who won't question them. Big bosses only care about keeping the stations barley alive, long enough for them to retire.
I was working 18 hour days, and sometimes only got 2 hours of sleep between shifts.
You're told if you work hard and cross train in different departments, eventually they'll promote you. This is a bald faced lie, they just need people to work long hard hours so they can spend the majority of the year on vacation.
My limited time off outside of work was filled with answering useless emails and phone calls from the people here that have nothing better to do all day. I got close to 20 emails before 10 am on a daily basis.
There are some fantastic people, especially in Engineering, but outside of that it's basically like being back in High School.
I'm FINALLY free!
Poor management, no advancement, bad pay, long hours, no respect, high school clicks, tons of emails