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"Donor Care Associate"

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Former Employee - Anonymous in Winnipeg, MB
Former Employee - Anonymous in Winnipeg, MB
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I worked at Canadian Blood Services part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great rapport with colleagues and donors. Pay and benefits are good. Always extra shifts available over assigned hours as always people calling in sick. When travelling for training purposes, mileage, hotels etc are covered. Plenty of training offered.

Cons

Management do not care about staff morale or well being. Standing for 8 hour shifts and not allowed a stool to sit down. Expected to do set up in certain locations which involves backbreaking heavy labour. Threatened with termination if do not meet stats. For example during one clinic you may do 5 phlebotomies. One person may faint, one may clot part way through and one may say they feel unwell. All will result in the donation ending which affect your stats. At the end of each month you will be brought to management and asked to explain yourself which is unrealistic and distressing. Working hours are not guaranteed. Could be scheduled anywhere from 5-20 hours per week. If less than 20 hours per week you will not be entitled to benefits. High turn over of staff - Management would rather employ 20 staff members to work 6 hrs per week than employ 8 staff members at 20 hours. Sneaky way to avoid paying benefits to staff. Always check pay stubs as you will frequently be paid an incorrect amount.

Advice to Management

Treat your employees more humanely. Employ less staff and give them more hours. These people need to qualify for mortgages, car loans etc and can't when they are contracted non guaranteed hours. Allow staff a stool to sit down when necessary and employ manual labourers to "set up" equipment. Be honest with staff members and be more realistic when looking at stats. There are many reasons for incomplete blood donation units that are not the fault of the phlebotomists.

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Other Employee Reviews

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Micromanaged to death, management cares little about the worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    pros......helping the public and people in need

    Cons

    Asked to do unethical things like falsify records to pass Health Canada Audits, micromanaged to death you feel like a child. Management coercing you into doing unsafe work, unsafe conditions. Management not caring about the working but more about money, budgets and bottom line, the almighty dollar. Cut staff to save a few dollars while always expecting staff to do more for less. Not very good management. Constant budget cut backs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to workers and respect their needs which is not happening and have a growing disgruntled work force that hates their jobs and view it as just that, a pay cheque. Mr. Sher should have a look inside his organization and really get an idea of how bad the situation is.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services as an intern

    Pros

    Great Place to intern there.

    Cons

    None during my time there

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