- labcorp11.Jun 2018
Suggestions for improvement
- Right now we're short staffed. My group alone is down almost forty percent from a year ago, and we're one of those better off in the department. I understand training people takes, at best, a few months and at worst over two years, but constant mandatory overtime will only continue to frustrate the good people--those with experience and certification-- into following our former coworkers to other companies or even industries. We also have set guidelines on how long we allow for someone to get through their training, but because the higher ups make it so hard to even get a position opened to post for a chance at hiring someone, no one has actually been disciplined for not passing their training in that time. That REALLY frustrates those trying to prode them through when they don't want to be passed enough to start maintaining a record of their work--which is required for promotion, but also means they'd have to buckle down and improve. Some donucare to, and not using the guidelines set out to get rid of deadweight employees leaves everyone else irked and having to work harder, and longer, plus the overtime. I love my job but we really need to hire people, give them the guidelines and stick to them before more of our good new employees get so disheartened by seeing someone who has worked the same length of time without progressing as they should have being not only kept but given a yearly raise that they leave, feeling there isn't any appreciation for them doing their job well.
What I like about the company
There are some situations in which I find something in a sample that could be literally and urgently life-threatening for the patient. Getting that information to the directors, and from them to the doctor, in time to save a life always gives me a feeling of accomplishment. Same goes for finding a subtle abnormality in low levels, as it means treatment can be tailored to the patient's specific needs. Seeing past history for those patients, seeing that they've gone into remission because of the treatment they recieved after abnormalities were found, makes it worth dealing with the silly little bits that comes from working at any large organization.
What I dislike about the company
I do wish that when we got a new CEO/'higher up' they wouldn't start things just to be doing something new. We've had several initiatives that don't improve patient care, quality, and actually(as we feel we're wasting our time on a remote stranger's whim) damages moral when they ask us for overtime because we were stuck doing something for their benefit and our turn around time suffered as a result.[DASHBOARD for anyone who works there]
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee