If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be?
Hey! Just wondering what one thing you would want to change about your job. Would it be the workplace? The hours? The pay? The dress code? Coworkers? What would it be?
Thanks in advance for answering, I appreciate it! #business #medicine #nursing #law #marketing #customer-service
I am a state employee. I am assigned to work at a Workforce Center, under the direct control of a Contractor. The State of Texas, and my agency in particular, is tasked with running these centers, however, they give the operating funds away to local "workforce boards" who then hire contractors to run the centers. Problem #1: Nobody cares about "me." I don't belong to anyone. The state agency still pays me, but that's about it. They don't have anyone who makes sure I am being treated fairly at the hands of the Board and the Contractor. Problem #2: Nobody wants my input. In my previous jobs, we had committees to revise procedures, address problems ,etc. Here, the Contractor thinks they know everything, and want no input from employees whatsoever. Working where you are not wanted and not appreciated is very demoralizing.
So, why do I stay? Because, when one changes jobs, one loses FMLA protection. FMLA allows you to take time off when you or your family are sick, without fear of losing your job. You have to work for a company for a year before you get FMLA protection. My parents are elderly, with medical issues, and I have a few health issues of my own. The only jobs I could go to without losing the FMLA is other positions within State Employment. Also, in spite of everything, I LIKE my job! I help people to find jobs! I give them confidence, help them write resumes, and deal with difficult interview questions. It is actually a very rewarding job!
What a mess, right?
I would change taking advantage of work related resources sooner. Make sure to see what your employer provides. Tuition reimbursement, local discounts, training programs, all of this is great for your overall career and helps you stand out in the workplace. I wish I would have looked into that more closely so I could have taken advantage sooner.
I would say I would change my hours if I could. I work mid shift. So 10a to around 7p. That shift makes me feel like I can't get much done. If I were to choice my ideal shift it would be Monday - Thursday with Fri, Sat, Sun off. Working 10am to 8:45 pm. I like my job for the most part it is rewarding, I get to help a lot of people. I feel like I am making a difference.
Radilogists are expected to provide image interpretation around the clock for emergency room physicians. I know it is an important service, but I wish I didn't have to work deep nights! Fortunately, there are 24 people in my group so night shift week only comes around 2-3 times per year.