Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde type of environment
Administrative Assistant, Building Management (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 15 November 2017
Though the work was fairly easy and mundane at times, I enjoyed the flexibility of being able to listen to music while getting my work done, and the fact that you were never expected to stay late, or overwork yourself past the 8-hour day. What I didn't like was the fact that no matter what the circumstances were, you were in no way allowed to defend yourself when it came to being disrespected by the students and/or faculty within the facility. We were always told "they are a million-dollar client that we cannot afford to lose" so basically we were made to take the disrespectful behavior and could not stand up for ourselves if they ever crossed a line. In short, their "bottom line" mattered more to them than the sanity and safety of their own employees and it was becoming highly stressful to the point, I would feel sick to my stomach before going into work every day. No job should ever make you feel that way.
Decent pay, great benefits (health, dental, 401k), location close to public transportation and many of the city's historic and tourist sites.
Lack of care for the safety or well-being of the employee in contrast to their "bottom line"