If you must take the job buy a union membership
Officer (Former Employee) – City of Bunbury – 3 September 2018
I am female. I am unable to be too specific. If I could, I believe you wouldn't even write a cover letter let alone attend an interview.
Yes the salary is good. Yes there are nice people to work with. But there are nice people in every organisation, what you want is management (who control your job security, your work life) who follow their own values.
It's not the same for every position or every department, but if you think waiting four months to get two days off in the school holidays with your children approved is too long RED FLAG.
If you want all workers to have the same rules of lead time for leave RED FLAG.
If you want to be treated with respect, in my experience, AND others experience, RED FLAG.
If you enjoy others trying, over and over again, to walk all over your boundaries, then this is your perfect employer, APPLY. If you enjoy having to defend your 'personal boundaries' over and over, APPLY. If you still want to apply after reading this, I genuinely hope you do not experience what I "allegedly" did. I hope you don't need a job that bad. Have you really exhausted all other options?? If you do need a job that bad, union and a supportive partner are in my experience, essential criteria.
Culture, values, difficulty getting leave approved, culture