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post #31 of 35
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Just to clear up any confusion, all employees of this facility are informed of and must consent to a background check to be considered for hiring.  Because it's an assisted living facility, the state requires them to do a background check.  But my problem is why does this facility do it AFTER the person has been hired.  My background check was done well after I was hired.  I've been through many checks so I knew there would be no problem.  But doesn't doing a background check before hiring prevent any unnecessary hires and therefore added cost and staffing problems?  

And just a word about the director... she is VERY young.  She lacks a lot of leadership and practical management skills.  Yet, she has had this job for 5 years.  I believe she knows the wellness side of the assisted living business, but it's my belief that you have to be a bit of a tiger and definitely a leader to run a large facility.  Am I wrong in thinking like this? Her style of leadership was to never address any concerns or issues but instead run around "putting out the fires" herself.  I believe she was a little intimidated by me and that's why she kept her distance so much?

I think I'm going to set up a meeting with the district manager.  I have nothing to lose in telling her everything that's been going on.

Really, really appreciate everyone's insight and point of views!

post #32 of 35

My Professional viewpoint as a production manger of 70 people cranking out thousands of pounds of product daily, (mostly by hand) and doing the work along side with them when possible, and training at the same time....

You mentioned scheduling and lack of time.

Give that job to the lowest level employee.  You may be surprised they can do it better than you and are grateful you gave them the opportunity and as an added bonus- they feel valued.

Focus on your own team.  This is your last resort and the only thing you really can control and work with.

Be a great manager and leader.  This is the only thing you have the power to  control.

I'm suspecting if you think your job is hell-those mangers/execs above you are in it 10 times worse, so....do not  make their job more difficult.

Everyone wants an easy job with good $$$. Good luck. If you do the right things at the right time the $$ will be there but the work will not go away. Focus on improving your management skills, and creativity, there are a million  ways to get things done.

post #33 of 35

I think I'm going to set up a meeting with the district manager.  I have nothing to lose in telling her everything that's been going on.

 

She probably knows and does not care.

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Originally Posted by Jimyra View Post
 

I think I'm going to set up a meeting with the district manager.  I have nothing to lose in telling her everything that's been going on.

 

She probably knows and does not care.

Yeah, that's my take too. 

 

However..... If this is a chain of care homes and this particular branch/location screws up, it's the whole chain's reputation on the line.  Isn't that what a district manager is for? 

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post #35 of 35

dont waste managers time by complaining and explaining.  This is major annoyance.  do you have the right tools ? People? Training? Process? all of this does not require management.

Let managers know how you plan to make things better and ask for feedback.

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