This may sound crazy, but I started a job 2 wks ago in a sr. living facility and I know it's not the job for me.
The facility is going through a lot of changes due to new ownership. From what I've gathered through training at other facilities w/in our network, the parent company has a tendency to buy new properties and fire their sr. level staff. In my current bldg, the director was fired. I received mixed info about the firing, and there's been a lot of gossiping in the halls about it from both old and new staff even after the interim director spoke w/ staff to "clear things up."
There have been a lot of higher ups from the new parent company in the bldg., which is understandable w/ a take over, and they've all been friendly, but I also hear what goes on behind closed doors as my office is right next to the director's office and it's nothing nice. There's a lot of fake smiling and playing nice. Maybe it shouldn't matter to me much, but I just came from a toxic environment so I have no desire to go down that road again.
The position that I'm in was vacant for about 2 wks. prior to me starting, but it doesn't look like anything was done for awhile. I'm getting a lot of calls from vendors saying that the bills are past due 4-6 months. One of my employees let me know that the person who was previously in my position did not get along well w/ the director and it ultimately became too much. But the director has been since let go as well. There's paperwork and files everywhere. The position is 2 positions in one-HR and finance, and seems to have been a dumping position for the other managers who were here prior to the take over. For example, I had a manager from another department ask me to order business cards. No disrespect, but I'm not an administrative assistant, and the person has access to the site to order business cards and should and can order their own. When I referred the individual to the site, he responded that the previous person used to just take care of those things. Maybe she did, maybe she didn't, I don't know, but I checked w/ the interim director and he agreed that the manager could order them himself and have it come out of his budget. I also found out that I'd be expected to work weekends as part of a management rotation every 8 weeks. That doesn't work for me at all, as I use my weekends to attend church, take trips, or just relax.
I know transitions can be difficult and so can being new, but this is more chaotic than I expected, and the position isn't what I thought either. Though it's a sr. management position, it doesn't feel that way, and the tasks don't match the job description. I just feel like I'm drowning. I have a training schedule, but even that's inconsistent due to the constant interruptions or the internet being down every other hour which slows down progress. It seems that there were little rules in place before or that policies weren't followed, and so people did what they wanted or not. Not sure what to do at this point. I'm still job searching, but it's going to be hard to get time off to interview when I've been here such a short amount of time.
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