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It is a great place to work with the inner city community. However you will only succeed if you are of certain ethnicity. There isnt that much of a direction, and the coworkers are of the mentality of dog-eat-dog. it is a very close tight community, but other than that really good place to work at.
Wonder where near-end-date food ends? It ends up at one of The Mustard Seed's many warehouses. Volunteers like me sort out food for food-insecured individuals in the society. Everyone enjoys helping the needed. You can also bring home some extremely dated food. But that's OK. They're all edible.
Free food to bring home
Senior leadership team is self-serving. Psychologically unhealthy work environment, especially at the shelter and street levels. TMS has serious internal issues. LGBTQ community is not embraced as staff, nor are other religions or beliefs. Are not fiscally responsible.
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Higher management is absolutely horrible. No respect for workers time. They don't care if you work overtime and they never pay for it. Very high turnover.
Worked with hard working team members for several years at Finance department and thanks it to give me a chance to know some wonderful people and made friends there.
very good benefits are for full time staff
part- time staff are not get paid well
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Its a good place although they could be doing a lot more for the resident ...as a volunteer I found they were good to most people although with stuff always going on and lack of funding in a lot of areas, things that would benefit people are slacking
Always busy with lots of activity inside and outside the buildings. Great people to work with and residents always there for a laugh, cry or conversation. Hardest part of the job is not getting personally attached to these residents.
making new friends
grief councelling when someone passes away
One of the top non- profit organizations in Calgary
I liked the people I worked with directly, the higher management wasn't the greatest, I met the greatest people during my years, but the higher management shouldn't be managing the organization because they do not have integrity or fear of God.
worse higher management
It was fun working with The Seed and been working for more than 2 years with them. I have an excellent manager to work with and reliable colleague that will help you all through out during my tenured days. I was inspired by their programs and visions in helping the homeless and giving them hope to get back on their feet to start a new. Unfortunately I have to leave the company due to changes of management which most people are forced to resign.
The Mustard Seed is a good place to learn to serve and to work with all types of people. It's also good experience for learning to handle food, work quickly, and take special requests.
You get fed after working, and the equipment to work with is provided along with clear instructions.
There is no place to sit afterwards, and there's a lot of cigarette smoke, which is not good for those with breathing issues or other sensitivities.
Great team to work with until it comes to the Supervisors and management. A lot of passive aggressiveness with them. Indirect communication etc. Self care is not encouraged and when you need a day off you will be judged or there will be comments like"do you actually need a day off". See alot of clients get set up to fail (move into the building then be evicted due to their mental health etc. Really a toxic work environment and the pay isn't enough for it,
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