Direct Service Worker (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 23 February 2018
I Assist individuals to develop relationships with others and achieve personal goals. I also enable personal choice and treat participant with dignity and respect, provide a caring approach to participant needs. I also have experienced working with children, youth and adults with physical and Assist individuals to develop relationships with a others and achieve personal goals. I had chance to accumulate Experience working with children, youth and adults with physical and intellectual challenges (worked in challenging and non-challenging situations). I was expected to be Impartial, do not impose personal judgment and expectation on family or care recipient. I was expected to Respect family lifestyle and choices regarding religious, cultural and nutritional preferences for client. I was expected to understand and put into practice CRS policies and procedures, and follow Workplace Health and Safety plan including the Working Alone plan
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – all provincial jails – 4 November 2017
working in Manitoba jails has it pro's and cons.
The pro side is the job security and high pay for basically babysitting.. unfortunitly you don't have to watch your back for inmates,... you have to watch your back from other staff as it seems they become superhereos when they put a uniform on and they are perfect (in there own eyes)
to become a correctional officer you must take and pass a 2 month training course, and 2 weeks of that training deals with how you deal with other staff and gossip etc.. ITS BAD!!!!!!!!
and after you pass the course and start the job, nobody follows what they were trained to do.. management is not seen or heard throughout the jail
The management team are soul sucking parasites who go out of their way to treat staff and some judges badly, second guess our every move and do things their way whether it is the right way or not. I have nothing but disdain for management and feel sorry for their next sucker. Still can't figure out how they are even still here. If they got rid of some dead weight managers it might be good to be here.
I like the people I work with, they are very friendly and love what they do. There is plenty opportunity to move up in your career and to educate yourself through work. I would recommend a career in government to anyone especially young people to start and grow their life long career with a great pension and possible early retirement. The benefits are great, the pay is great, the opportunities are endless.
Benefits, Career Advancement, Pay, People, Culture, Work Experience, Workflow, Pension
Can be a fun place to work. For the most part the co-workers are easy to get a long with. As a security guard. Get to see the insides of a few historic buildings, and learn about them. Which is interesting. But when starting off as a casual/part time worker. There is very little chance to move into a full time position. The only way to get a full time position, is to be related to some one in management. Or good friends, with supervisors. Management, is aware of this but just ignores it. As they do with most issues that happen with the employees.
I have worked for 2 different deptartments within the government I do enjoy my position with family services however did not enjoy my position with Sheriff's as much mostly because of the work schedule.
Executive Assistant to MLA (Former Employee) – Winnipeg Manitoba – 4 February 2016
As Executive Assistant to an MLA I was tasked with the daily operation of both offices (legislature and Fisher Branch). This included mail collections, fielding and screening calls, setting appointments, office stock, paying bills/invoices and taking minutes in meetings among many other tasks to numerous to list. I had no co workers and was basically a lone wolf. I enjoyed this position and if a position as an Executive Assistant was to come up again in either the private or government sector I would not hesitate to apply for it.
Safety officer (Current Employee) – Winnipeg – 10 January 2015
Half of your day is spent on justifying the other half of your day. Workplace Safety and health has very low morale. Workers are afraid to make decisions. The best part of the job is the direct interaction with the public. The worst part of the job are all the stifling policies.
Manager (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 14 November 2013
A typical day at work involves being around the same team I've worked with for the most part for my 13 years in the organization. We develop together. There is a wonderful team spirit. The hardest part of my job is telling people we can't try out their great ideas because (insert reason here, usually budget concerns). The best part of my job is knowing as soon as I get up in the morning that I get to spend my day with a cheerful group of dedicated public servants. Also, it's great to know I'll learn something new this day.
benefits and vacation leave, opportunities to evolve as society's interests and needs change, lots of opportunity to move around the organization and try out different jobs
unfortunately, often too little recognition for ideas and hard work
-many phone calls email and some staff neetings -i learned how to be a better communicator - managing staff is probably the most difficult job and requires a natural ability to lead and coach -my co-workers have a mix of strengs and weakness, getting then to work together is the talent - hardest part is being patient in selling change and understanding that some people don.t want to change. - seeing a satisfied client working with a vendor that i set up