- DC Public Library23.Dec 2015
Attitude towards older colleagues
Long serving workers are being pushed out.
training is provided for technicians and para-professionals in order to get promoted.
Overall compensation for your work
Salaries match responsibilities but there have been no monetary rewards for outstanding accomplishments for years.
The image is reflected based on the clientele served. Customers have stated that the homeless
"own the libraries".
Employees do rightfully compiain about being frequently moved.
The disabled are accommodated for the most part. The bathroom doors should be automated.
Employees desire to have library police in each building. There always seems to be a problem with the heating and a/c.
It was always difficult to plan programs because of restrictions imposed.
Inclusive / Diverse
An effort is being made by the current director to improve diversity but far too many employees are leaving the agency after two years or less .
Suggestions for improvement
- Hire former library employees as consultants to get constructive criticism from current employees. The consultants can meet on a quarterly basis. Current employees are afraid to speak out for fear of reprimand.
- Hire employees to work Sundays. There are former employees who might be willing to work Sundays only or Saturday/Sunday twice monthly.
What I like about the company
Attempts to conduct informational programs but an effort needs to be made
to find out why adult programs are so poorly attended.
What I dislike about the company
Being forced to work on Sundays. Sunday work used to be on a volunteer basis
and employees were paid time and a half.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyDC Public Library
- CityWashington, D. C.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015