Excellent Co-workers with Sabotaging and Toxic Leadership
VASH Senior Social Worker (huidige medewerker) – West Los Angeles, CA – 17 juni 2018
I’ve been with the VA for five years and hoped to put in three more to retire with ten years of GS service. I don’t think I’ll make it. I’m starting to look for another job. The leadership is a revolving door. They hired a supervisor who came from out of the area and never did the job to direct those of us who’ve been her for years. There’s no real opportunity for advancement. I tried to take the supervisory role and they refused to pay me any more for the additional responsibility so I passed. They care little for the morale and welfare of the staff, and while they say they care about the veterans, if you advocate for them you get labeled a trouble-maker and subtly retaliated against. The latest thing is “metrics” where they track your “productivity” as measured by coding in the medical record. This does not allow for any clinical autonomy, best practice, and professional judgement - yet they want to hire only Licensed Clinical Social Workers in my position. Very demoralizing and counter-productive. And they wonder why they have so many vacancies and problems with retention?!
Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Retirement Savings Plan
Demoralizing, Unsupportive Structure, Inadequate Resources for Staff and Veterans