Stressful place to work at. Get the experience and get out.
Laboratory Technician. Float/part time (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 January 2019
Working at most of those locations was like working in a factory with patients on a conveyor belt. Management complained about wait times but short-staffed locations. As a float/part-timer be prepared to work 3.5 hours and commute the same length of time to/from locations. They would also send me to 2 locations with 3-4 hour spare time in between, so I would leave 6a.m. and get home 7-8 p.m. With a 5-6 hour shift total. Shift schedulers would cancel/change shift on a dime and expect us to answer their phone calls and be prepared to work when called upon.
They would expect us to do online courses on our personal time, if we didn't finish the required courses, we did not get a raise the following year.
Floats are also expected to work every weekend (either sat/sun) especially long weekends and they complain to managers if you don't.
There is a lot of favouritism there, especially with the team doing the scheduling, the staff at locations would instruct /suggest who they wanted to work with, so if you speak Tagalog chances are you will fit in well.
There are locations where staff have to work by themselves for a few hours either first thing in the morning or in the evening with doors wide open, yet if you go to Brampton head office, they have security and no one can enter without access card, perhaps they should think about their front line staff.
Not a good work environment. Get some experience and leave.
Some co-workers are very helpful. Patients at many locations are nice too.
Horrible Management. Overall favouritism. Unsteady hours. Working weekends.