Framework is a fantastic charity that does a great job in helping those in need when at the lowest point in their lives.
This is purely down to the dedicated workforce each of which is passionate about their job role. They are a credit to Framework.
However, the staff are let down by extremely poor management who offer little or no support, in particular to night staff.
In the 18 months I was employed there, I did not see management once during my shift.
Occasionally I would see them briefly during the 30 minute handover time from the night to day shift but that was all.
I often felt forgotten about and underappreciated.
The night shifts are bearable following a 4 on 4 off pattern, each consisting of 11 hours. This however did impact on my days off when I struggled to adapt to a normal pattern.
Despite not being allowed to leave site due to the nature of the work, I felt that being deducted 30 minutes meal break every shift was nothing more than penny-pinching.
Similar jobs as this often pay the full shift as it is accepted that you are expected to be on duty for the full shift.
Internal recruitment processes are also very questionable!
When I stood up to an injustice regarding this, I was made to feel as though I was a troublemaker.
Although I was sad to leave, because of this, I felt that my continued employment with Framework was untenable.