The most stressful place I have ever worked
Elective Access Officer (Former Employee) – Oxford – 24 October 2018
I worked in the ENT department at this hospital as an administrator/secretary. The job started off okay at the very start, but as time went on, more and more work was piled on to me, with very little help. Before leaving, I was actually doing a job that five separate people were doing before I took it over.
There was no help from management with regards to the lack of space in clinics for booking patients in. All we were told was that it had to happen...
I think there was someone crying on an almost daily basis. So many people left the department at the same time, I think between 8-10 people at one point.
The only thing that helped while working there, was that the majority of the people I worked with were lovely. If it weren't for them, I think I probably would have had a complete mental breakdown.
Another thing was, when a close family member of mine passed away, they were absolutely awful about giving me compassionate leave... when a hospital has a strapline of 'delivering compassionate care', you would think that they would have been better about this!
The salary was also disgusting for the fact that Oxford is an expensive city to live in, and the amount of work that you had to do.
I would not wish working in this department on my worst enemy. It is truly the worst place I have ever had the misfortune of working in, to the point where it actually made me ill. Avoid like the plague!
Some of the people I worked with
Ridiculous workload, terrible management, lack of compassion, terrible pay