- Dungarvin01.Dec 2015
Company didn't care about their employees. As a manager they wanted me to work them as hard as I could. For an older individual that was close to retirement I was told to work him as hard as I could and let him pick up as many shifts as he could handle as he will burn out.
I had more education then the state director, and it was easy to tell that I was a huge threat to her.
I was on call 24/7 even on my weekends off.
Conditions complied with OSHA standards until the State Director hired a new Area Director. The area director never worked with individuals that were in these types of homes and she didn't follow the behavioral support plan which made it dangerous for everyone.
The upper management was more challenging then our clients.
Suggestions for improvement
- The company needs to pay the staff better. In the home that I managed it brought in 2.3 million a year.... They could have easily paid the staff better than 14.00 an hour and pay the managing staff better as well. Give the employees more perks. They also need to advertise more for open positions instead of expecting the direct care staff to work short handed. Most staff worked more than 40 hours a week. The average was 60 due to the staffing needs.
What I like about the company
My original boss I liked a lot. He saw potential in different people and tried to push them to be better. When he left everything fell apart.
What I dislike about the company
Upper management. The State Director and Area Director for the high acuity homes have no idea what they are doing. Instead of sitting in their offices all day they should make time a couple times a month to spend time in the homes. Get to know the staff and the clients. Read the behavioral support plans before they make changes and place the staff's safety in danger.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CityLa Crosse
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014
- DepartmentExecutive leadership