Overworked and Underpaid
I really enjoy the work that is done in Kiltipper. The residents care and happiness is of upmost importance to all staff. The residents are content, due to the amazing work of the carers, most nurses, catering staff and the activities staff.
However, there is low morale in the building due to staff shortages across the house. A large staff turnover has occurred in the last year due to people getting fed up with the work load not matching the pay. There is no pay scale, meaning management dictate on the wages people get, which isn't always fair. Promised in interview of consistent pay rises, of which don't occur. Many people spend months requesting pay rises, only to be offered 20 or 30 cent.
Staff sickness is a huge issue also due to people being incredibly over-worked. Many carers take on too much responsibility during shift, which over-time causes long term sick leave.
The place is micro-managed, and one particular director is not a nice person to work for. They are intimidating and rude. Many staff have left due to her way of speaking to them. No interpersonal skills whatsoever!
The place is a good stepping stone, but would not be the place for a career due to the lack of career progression.
If staff were treated a little better, the centre would be better ran and staff would stay. Majority of the staff love the place, but hate the working conditions.