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bullied out of my job

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working for the SArmy can be a wonderful and awesome thing. Its ministry and employment combined! However, leadership changes in the Army quickly and when it does there is no job security with the in coming leadership. If they at all perceive you as a threat it wont be long before they either find a reason to let you go or make your time working impossible to cope with. basically, they can bully you out of a job and so you quit. This makes me really sad that I'm writing this because it should not be like this. l loved my job.

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Ministry and employment

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insecure people in leadership
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A learning and growing environment.

The people are amazing to work with. Always a team effort. Learning n growing every day. I am honored to support, encourage, and inspire the most vulnerable in their journey of self discovery.

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Being of service to others

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Vicarious trauma and burn out.
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Poor pkace to work

While on the surface they appear to be genuine but in reality they are more concerned about money than people. While they claim to be a Christian organization the actions and attitude do not reflect that in any way. Placing non Christians in positions where they are having to pretend to have a faith is very troubling.

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Non

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Long hours no appreciation
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Empty promises

no benefits under contract, no hope in advancing no matter how much blood, sweat and tears you put in. Management needs a remodeling. The clientele (homeless) were less stressful than the management.

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clients

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management
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Fast-paced and toxic work environment

Fast-paced, a lot of duties that can be easily completed within a day. Learned to work under pressure and with a team. Management is unfair and do not take the best interest of their employees in mind. The work place culture is toxic at times and a lot of work place politics comes into play. The hardest part of the job is working with unmanageable residents and lazy staff. The most enjoyable part is working alone.

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working alone

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almost everything
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college placement

I was really happy to be a part of this amazing organization even though it was for a short time During my Social service worker program at Mohawk . The staff here are very professional and welcoming.
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Loved my job

I enjoyed working with the staff and clients at the Centre of Hope. The Managers always made sure you felt heard and secure in your job. The clients are the typical street population. Centre of Hope"s focus remains on the safety of the clients while helping the population it serves.
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Residential worker

Worked in one of their group homes with people with disabilities. Very rewarding experience. But often witnessed some senior staff members yelling, pushing the residents to do certain things because the residents were 'taking too much time', 'slow', 'indecisive', 'acting up' etc. Lots of gossip, racialized drama and politics among the frontline workers which made the work stressful.
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DO not work for SALMH

-Management sucks they do not support staff -Shift supervisor in SIL has no idea what they are doing , very unprofessional and disrespectful -the lack of supports for clients from a program manager or DOS is insane, they put on a front like they care but never make any changes or find any solutions to fix problems -they will use and then spit you out till no longer needed -mentally exhausting
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Working with clients almost makes it worthwhile

The work environment is laid back, which can be good if you are working with independent, motivated co-workers. The clients are great to work with for the most part. The job can become difficult because opportunities for advancement are limited. The pay isn't very good, which means there is a lot of turn-over. This means constantly having to build working relationships that you know will soon end. It's alright, but you'll need a second job or to have a partner with a second income.
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Great

Good staff and the environment is clean and safe. Friendly staff. The management try to work with the employees as beat they can The home is clean and safe dor residents that we are the for patient and family.
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Overall Good

Overall good, the work is rewarding and the clients make it all worth it. Most of the staff were great to work alongside and very supportive team overall. The pay is terrible, pays less than any other social service organization out there that does the exact same type of work, benefits are not great and union dues are high, even though the union does very little for us. There is little room for growth within the organization and internal promotions are often political. In the branch I used to work in- correctional and justice services the director Art and most of the managers under him were not great, and not in-tune with what their front-line workers are dealing with at all, have been in their positions for too long, most are clearly burnt out and seem to want to avoid dealing with issues that staff point out. They "work from home" often and definitely do not put in a full 40 hours of work most weeks.. Its hard for staff morale to be high when this is the example management sets.
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It is a fun place to work.

I thoroughly enjoy my position but there is no opportunity to advance.it is an opportunity to help individuals less fortunate than others and to help the women and children build healthy habits and relationships.
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enjoyable

i enjoy working here. The staff are great, everyone communicates. hours are questionable but a great place to work . I have seen lots of people come and go. Its sad how many homeless there are and people with addictions that are not getting or wanting the help
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Pay was very low for the job requirements. Staff was clicky and not very friendly

I was a casual at the Salvation Army RAC and although the residents liked me, the staff was generally very clicky and stuck to their own groups, not very welcoming at all. There was a lot of gossip and rumour spreading, which made it a very negative place to work
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Productive and fun place to work

serve coffee and snack how to do daily range of motion exercises management we great staff was welcoming and made you and the clients comfortable when my placement was done interacting with the staff and clients

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fun activities

Cons

my placement ended
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You take the good with the bad

The work is fulfilling and rewarding. It is nice to have a good union and the shop stewards are all great at representing the staff. The management is disorganized has a high turnover rate and there is no infrastructure for employee development.

Pros

Helping People

Cons

No room for growth
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Low wage lots of expectations

benefits are good but wage too low rrsp contribution match insurances fully paid by employee co workers loving and caring no room for job advancement .
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Fast paced challenging enviroment

Generally a good place to work but comes with many difficult challenges. Fast paced, very busy, usually quiet jovial but has moments of high stress and the occasional tragedy.
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Excellent place to build your experience

The Salvation Army Peel is a great place to work to build experience. Most of the management team are empathetic towards staff needs, except for a few latecomers wanting to prove their status. Like any other organization, they are very political when it comes to staff promotion. The benefits are relevant and salary meagre.

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Benefit relevant

Cons

salary meagre
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dealing with people

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope is a good place to start a career, finish off a career and the skills bring a lot on the table for those that are fortunate enough to receive it. There are many hot moments and when there is calm, it works out, people need to be trained to deal with these obstacles that are in the job. There is not much chance to advance, but at the same time, just look for another job when you get on your feet and there will be an opportunity, never give up, I appreciate all that the Salvation Army has done for me in my life; I am better off because they are there for people and I pray they continue in that path.

Pros

Parking is free and there are many opportunities to team build, getting to know some of the things that are going on in todays world is just amazing, seeing a client succeed for a substantial time, getting involved so that there are no delays, the help is there for whoever needs to access a service I am involved with

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What really sucks is when you are helping someone and they screw up and wind up a statistic, long hours and sometimes the food they serve is not the best, but sometimes that is just me because I don't ike peppers at all!s
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