I loved working for the alzheimer's society; it was a lovely job and i really felt like i was making a positive difference to the people i was supporting. Unfortunately, the management structure is a joke and i will be truthfully honest and say that it is formed of a continuous string of incompetent people, who were all very chummy and kept each other afloat in their roles. Noone of a senior position seemed to have any backbone or any genuine concern for the service users and they did not address matters of concern regarding poor performance with team members and complaints raised against management (and trust me there were many). Their interests lay in safeguarding their jobs, within which they did absolutely nothing. Also i'm afraid money was wasted continuously and simply thrown down the drain, yet not utilised where it should have been to actually make a positive difference. As a result, i now refuse to donate to this charity, even though i feel very strongly about the cause.
however the day to day job was fantastic and thoroughly rewarding and the work/life balance was the best i have ever had; left on time without question, full lunch breaks etc and a casual attitude to day to day roles and responsibilities.
work/life balance, rewarding role
Incompetent Management and seeing charity money being wasted