Well, that's not entirely true. I love working Mental Health, I love the patients, I love feeling like I make a difference, I love seeing someone walk out all smiles that came in suicidally depressed. The management is what I hate. The way our facility is run is so broken, it's unreal. I have been pulling damn near 30hrs of overtime a pay period because management refuses to fire useless people and always need people to cover shifts. They don't give you a choice about working all this overtime, they make you just so they don't have to come in on their days off or when they are off work to cover it. I am getting so fed up. And you might as well forget about a raise. I make just as much now as when I started a year ago and it's not all that much to begin with. Because management is so broken and damn near bi-polar, other employees are afraid to call them when they have a question or need direction on a given situation, so who do they call? Me! Which means, even when I'm off work, I'm not off work.
Take today for instance. I worked a 12hr shift last night after working Mon-Fri night. I get home, get 2hrs of sleep, and get woken up by the phone. The employee was very apologetic but some sh*t was going down and they had tried to get a hold of both of our on-call administrators with no answer. I directed them on what to do and then tried to get a hold of the on-calls myself. Guess what?! They were both at the casino, gambling and had their phones out in the vehicle! Both on-calls this weekend are friends outside of work, to clarify. I have problems sleeping anyway, as mentioned in a previous post, so once I got woken up, I'm up. 3hrs of sleep yesterday, 2 today, and I have to work another 12hr shift tonight with no hope of an alternative day off next week. It's irritating to say the least.