Highland Council
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Could be great but as a seasonal worker your treated quite badly All the permanent staff look down on you and your made a lot of false promises Your also expected to lie for them and hide aspects of there processes from members of the community

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The jobs are fairly well organized

Cons

The cleeks
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Working with children is always rewarding

Primary teaching has it's own stresses and rewards, it is full on in terms of energy and commitment needed but incredibly rewarding when you see children flourish.

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rewarding and satisfying
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Poor unfair manager - Alness housing especially

Would not recommend anyone to work in this environment. Bullying by senior management is disgusting. And if questioned or comlaint raised then look out because your job will be at risk. Alness housing management all protect each other amd its the workers who suffer. Manipulation and corrupt. Micro managment at its finest. Would never recommend my worst enemy to work herehere
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Fantastic place to work

Work in school kitchen. Head cook is a dream, friendly kind thoughtful really appreciates her staff. Work school days only which is fantastic. Brilliant training regularly uniform provided. Not shoes . Fair rota and brilliant support from the bigger bosses. I had a terrible experience with a cook in charge previously and can’t believe the difference working here with a competent genuinely nice cook
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Loved the job

I absolutely loved the job however for what I was doing I was not getting paid enough. I still feel the same about it now. Highland Council employees should be getting a higher rate of pay if they are dealing with children as it can be very stressful.
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Varied placements add to interest

Relief support work is an interesting role but anyone who can't cope with being flexible and adaptable should not apply. By its very nature work with children who have additional needs is extremely challenging and takes a lot of mental stamina as well as physical stamina. Further difficulties occur when the child can not or will not conform to the framework of curriculum of excellence. A bit like dressing a snake really! The efforts of Pupil Support Assistant are not rewarded in the pay packet.
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Highland Council

I thoroughly enjoyed working in this environment. Friendly staff and always plenty of work to be done throughout the day. I started this job initially to get the school holidays as my children were young at the time. I would certainly recommend this type of position to anyone with small children.

Pros

Weekends off

Cons

Working alone
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Productive and fun place to work

Helped me gain a lot more confidence, the women in the office were really helpful, kind and funny. I actually rather enjoyed looking through the papers and scanning articles for the ladies in the office
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Management approachable, happy environment to work in, good teamwork, lots of learning opportunities for children and staff, promoting children’s life skills and independence
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Friendly , helpful,people.

Varies from winter to summer. In the snows a lot of salt and leaf can present problems.New building so ease of cleaning , nice and light due to the modern glass.Can be busy sometimes with meetings and courses, the rooms are available for hire with catering supplied.

Pros

Nice environment to work in.

Cons

Not in the village i lived and bus service not very frequent.
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Great job

Good place to work good bunch of people and good health and safety meetings on reminders of vibration and whitefinger to your always aware if something doesn't feel right rectafie the issue

Pros

Always out and about

Cons

Not always a toilet if needed
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Work is what you make it.

Very physical job . Lifting and handling . Working with children . Your on your feet slot. Be on full alert for any accidents. Hygiene is a must .

Pros

Free lunches .

Cons

Hard work
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The graveyard of broken dreams

Don't go there if you're an ambitious person or like to get things done. The place will just frustrate you, it's not worth it. The pay is decent, but no professional progression unless you want to be a manager. You're basically expected to do the same thing for years and years on end. And don't even try to change, improve anything or they will bite off your head. Management is poor and the higher up, the worse it gets. Lack of leadership or vision in every single area. In general, just a depressing place to work.

Pros

flexi work

Cons

everything else
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Cheater Hunter

Department affairs right under managements nose , its disgusting , staff have no morals , then how can they be in charge of departments with trust, someboby should look into this storoway council employees lies sure its not right or conflicking interests at meetings and

Pros

None

Cons

No moral
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Monotonous

Spent the summer out in the fresh air planting plants and cutting grass, not exactly mind blowing, but tiring and good exercise. didn't like cutting grass where dogs get walked though (eeww)!
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Steady workplace

Steady reliable workplace Fun work colleagues Consistency New challenges occurring on a daily basis Chance to meet new and interesting people Learning new things on a daily basis
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Liars

Not to be trusted. Stitch up left right and centre . They dont appreciated honesty and hardworking people. They just want empty headed drones to tick boxes.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Productive

Financial monitoring, meeting with managers and workforce. Administration duties. Fax, printing, filing, ad hoc. Report writing. International monitoring.
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Diabolical place to work. Senior management dont know how to communicate and will stab you in the back and smile at your face - happened to me.

16 years of hard work down the tubes. Waste of time. Senior mgt pay lip service to staff but dont really care as long as their own jobs are safe. I could go on but I wont.....
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Home Carer

I loved my job a Home Carer, unfortunately I hurt my back and could no longer use hoists etc to bath people....so satisfying I loved the elderly people making them comfortable etc My back is fine now.

Pros

So pleased to see you, as sometimes you were only person they saw all day

Cons

Leaving them alone.
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Enjoyed helping the public

Enjoyed my seasonal work there,especially recycling yard,enjoyed helping the public chatting to locals,gave me job satisfaction,especially helping elderly
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