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Carlton Senior Living

Medicine technician

May 2020 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

The co workers and environment

What I wish was different

N/a

Advice

Stay patient
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medication technician

October 2018 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

I enjoy helping people. It is very rewarding to be able to have a direct positive impact on peoples' day to day lives.

What I wish was different

I wish COVID was not an issue.

Advice

Be a good person
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Dishwasher

June 2018 - September 2019 • Davis, CA

What I liked

I liked getting free food and that they worked with my schedule.

What I wish was different

Management is not the best. The employee culture in general focuses more on being friends before anything. When I was new, the only way people would converse with me was by talking badly about others which made me uncomfortable. Dishwashing was very exhausting as well. Most of the cooks would just slam and throw pots and pans into the sink with zero organization. You have to learn to work with the rush of dishes that come at the end of the day. Also, these kitchens don't need food handler certification which is very concerning because new dishwashers don't get taught the proper way to use the dishwashing sinks. Training is just telling us to use "your own system" rather than getting a more detailed training which leads to being over dependent on the dishwashing machine which isn't quick enough to beat the end of the day rush before you have to clock out. Also, the machine broke for two weeks and they didn't compensate me for that, it was painful and one of the managers from the office in fact came in and told me I missed a spot on a cup which was really rude. Additionally, the drains were clogging up and they waited until nothing could go down to fix it. The maintenance people are also rude whenever something breaks, they like to blame the employees but the company itself is terrible at training so who is really to blame. They are also always angry because they are overloaded with things to do and the company itself won't spend more money to help make their jobs easier. But that's corporate America.

Advice

I would say if you really care to get close to the elderly resident, work here but you are going to encounter a lot of employees who do not care about this place. As a dishwasher, you won't really get introduced to residents or encounter them so it's not as motivating to stay there. I would advise working elsewhere for minimum wage.
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Intern

June - September 2017 • Pleasant Hill, CA

What I liked

I loved working with seniors and having an important role in the company.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer.

Advice

Go out and network! You never know where it will take you!
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