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Enjoyed my post immensely, relocated due to bereavement, unable to identify a similar post in my area, will keep looking, as I loved the job, and always gave it 100%
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Good fun

VERY GOOD AND ENJOYABLE, fast and sometimes even slow, though you get used to it. Win some lose some. I had an outstanding boss, fella was always there to help

Pros

Close to for lunch breaks

Cons

Somedays can be long
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Wouldn't recommend at all

Been here for 5 years or so, working with colleagues is really good but have to watch out as some can snitch over you when you say the smallest thing. Workload is absolutely terrible and the pay isn't worth what you do there. You're doing 2/3 people's jobs and pay is bad, when you wish to escalate matters as its too stressful, nothing gets done. There are people who are on band 3 that do less work than what I've done and the workload is very similar. You can kiss your sorry backside goodbye if you think you can progress in career there. Overall I wouldn't recommend working there at all due to poor management and pay isn't as good as what people make it out to be. They will look at one fault and make it into a big issue rather than the 99 good you did. No recognition whatsoever.

Pros

Colleagues helping out

Cons

Management, workload
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Stressful

Working in stressful situation because of supervisor in charge. Supervisor made so conflicts and never been supportive.......,...................
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Sometimes demoralising

Not a satisfying job any more!!Rushed,no 9time for proper patient care and phlebotomy is very under paid.You work alone in the community doing house calls and clinics and are paid the same as domestic and reception staff.We all feel very UNDERVALUED

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None

Cons

Work alone in community, under paid
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You are just a number.

Nothing nice to say. Very institutionalised and cliquey. Management never listens to the staff. Always follow hearsay without any facts. Always take the word of patients over staff. Short breaks. Staff struggling. Understaffed and underpaid

Pros

No. Nothing nice to say.

Cons

Long hours, no thanks. You are just a number.
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Great people to work with .........

The people you work with are mainly great but the overall management are very poor and indecisive. Loved working there but the wage is poor for a tradesman

Pros

Quite relaxed.

Cons

No msnagement support and poor money
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Productive and fan

Nothing more to say, everything is fine and fan.All the staff is hard working and the management is very supportive. I enjoy going to work every single day.

Pros

Good management

Cons

Long hours
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Leeds NHS Trust

During my career I have worked with 5 NHS trusts across the region if West Yorkshire. If you genuinely cared about people and want to improve their lives and health, don’t waste your time working for the NHS. The overall culture is reminiscent of a primary school playground.

Pros

You have ‘NHS employee’ status

Cons

Long hours, bullying culture, poor patient care, short staffed, poor salary etc.
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Dependant on department

Can be long hours depending on which ward you are working on. Matrons and sisters are fantastic - understanding, reliable and caring and good managers can spot weaknesses and strengths. Some nurses lack ability and are put in charge where they are not viable for the task. Where as others really shine like stars.

Pros

Nhsp

Cons

Long hours
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Just NO lol

The management couldn’t organise a night out in a pub even if they tried, the pay is on time but not worth the stress and drama and again with management a thing to remember poo always rolls down hill, the top only care for money and they don’t care for your mental health

Pros

None really

Cons

Really bad management
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Quick paced environment

Hard work, flexible hours, great team, different sites every few days. Met new team members,we all pulled together to help each other set each day and clean down ready for the next day, travelled All over greater Manchester and Cheshire,
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Stressful but rewarding

Working as a medical receptionist is very stressful as the phone is constantly ringing and you have to make a lot of decisions regarding people’s health but I find this type of work very rewarding although the pay is poor for what is expected of you

Pros

No werkends

Cons

Stressful
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General practice I UK is very demanding, long hours, but rewarding

As above . I have been a GP for 20 years. It has been a very rewarding Good management locally and nationally affects the experience of NHS staff, but the basics of a doctors job will essentially remain the same.
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Stressful conditions.

Working at the Leeds Trust during the pandemic was not a happy experience due to a lack of staff and unrealistic expectations by the management. This led to a stress related illness and my inability to continue in that role. There was no counseling available the only support available was through the GP at the time .I subsequently discussed this experience within the Trust and believe that it could be a factor as to why a subsequent job interview was unsuccessful.

Pros

Flexi time working

Cons

Long hours and no working from home
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Stressful

Underpaid and overworked are the best two words to describe the NHS. Staff are put under a lot of stress and given very little support or training. Not a good environment

Pros

Reasonable pension

Cons

No management support
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Rewarding job it’s hard work but so worth it plus you gain experience

I have loved working in social care and nursing so rewarding it’s great place to meet people and learn new skills you are giving yyrself to help others who need help and looking after its a vocation not a job

Pros

Uniform provided yu get yyr breaks

Cons

Can be long hours but over few days then you are off few days
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Good organisation to work for

Excellent organisation, training and development opportunities are supported. There are interesting initiatives to support professional development. The trust offers good incentives to new staff but not to retain existing staff.
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Poor

Poor management, unsupportive.Great flexibility but overall I would prefer to be managed better.I’ve had little interaction with management. Was given feedback for not completing a task correctly which was never clearly explained in the first place.Wouldn’t recommend working in the department I am in however other departments could be different.

Pros

Great working hours

Cons

Poor communication/ Team work
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I love the nhs as an employer. I just cannot live easily on my wage

Love my job, just don't feel recompensed sufficiently. I help people who have a mental health condition find paid work. Massively satisfying when they find work and rhrive

Pros

Sense of purpose and belonging

Cons

Wage isn't enough
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Intensive work load but if a can do attitude will enjoy work.

Enjoyed my time in the hospital.The work load can be quite intense, but if in a good team can be enjoyable.You must be a good team worker and also have the confidence to work solo. Depending on which department you work in Management can be very supportive and approachable, i had fantastic Management backup.

Pros

Safe work place and job security

Cons

Long hours, intensive work load.
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