I worked at 7 different Queensland Government Departments across a number of roles. The variety and experience gained was great. Mostly weekday hours but also worked shift hours at RBW Hospital Switchboard.
This one day i worked there with my school (the only day we worked there) everything was very strict what you could do what you couldn't that is too be expected with working with a government agency but i don't know the work place felt a bit of the chefs we had to work with weren't the nicest people but seemed very stressed themselves.
Relief teaching pays well but often there is no work available at certain times of the terms. Older children can be very hard on relief teachers so it is best to be selective to what grades and schools you wish to work at. You need to come to work in the state schools with your own coffeee as they rarely provide it. Schools all have tuck shops. If you can apply to work in the Catholic schools you will find the work easier.
Majority of the day was just working, no extra's thrown in, normal breaks
Pick Packer, Richlands Distribution Centre (Former Employee) – Richlands QLD – 16 February 2018
They were not fair with all staff, i.e if you were a favourite then you could do and say whatever. Most times they were good but they had ways to bring your productivity down by giving you orders that were impossible to complete quickly. I actually kept to myself and they didn't have anything bad against me which probably didn't help. The staff that were doing exactly what I was doing were a great bunch, obviously there were some that you wouldn't give the time of day to but on a whole I liked everyone, I just avoided trouble makers.
Free ice blocks on a hot day.
The warehouse was exceedingly hot with no reprieve to fresh air.
Principal Business/Risk Analyst (Former Employee) – Brisbane CBD – 3 January 2018
Difficult to apply experience and theory even when required as staff do understand the complexities of the projects they are managing. Management is poor and disorganized Dumbing down complex topics such as Assumption Based Risk Profiling is virtually impossible as although management demand these activities they have no idea of what it means and the implications thereof
Reasonable working hours
Lack of professionalism by governing and managing staff
School Cleaner (Former Employee) – Wellington Point QLD – 19 December 2017
The government is the government. It’s as simple as that. No doubt they would make the wage the legally required minimal if it wasn’t for the unions that fight for the rights of the workers. Not that they’d have many workers afterwards
Have to work long hours and have to deal with unsavoury people
Cook/Kitchen Hand (Former Employee) – Mareeba QLD – 23 November 2017
start at 7 prep for next day, start lunch cooking and desserts, I learnt how to manage my time efficiently to be able to get the meals out to their time schedule. was left alone to do my job once management realised I was capable to organise my offsiders and deligated the work where needed.The hardest part of the job was personal satisfaction of what I cooked.The most enjoyable part of the job was comments back from staff after their meal
Internship (Former Employee) – Brisbane QLD – 17 September 2017
My internship was only for a week, but everyone was very welcoming and friendly when I joined. My manager was kind and understood that I was only a year 10 student at the time so she chose tasks for me accordingly.
Receptionist/Administration (Former Employee) – Brisbane QLD – 10 June 2017
Each office is different, The job has great perks in regards to flexibility with hours, public holidays etc. Great peers to look up to. The temporary contracts mean you are always applying for another role
A supportive, healthy work environment with a hard working, warm and engaging team
Project Officer (Current Employee) – Brisbane Central Business District QLD – 2 June 2017
I am blessed to work in an incredibly supportive and engaging team of people who all work hard but always find time in their day to laugh and share humour and all engage with each other in a warm and friendly manner.
Home Care Worker (Former Employee) – Brisbane – 4 February 2017
Enjoyed making a difference and helping the elderly with there day to day chores around there home . I was fortunate to build trust and loyalty with my personal clients that I visited on a fortnightly bases
Contracted for one year to a Government Department called Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal Office Administration Assistant A typical day at work would consist of Advanced Computer Skills Data entry skills team meetings book keeping and management directions from start of day morning meetings where Urgent and Non Urgent are determined by date
School Cleaner (Former Employee) – Brisbane QLD – 22 March 2016
I enjoyed working at the school and at Amberley Air Base. A typical day was mostly cleaning and preparing rooms ready for the next day. I learned a lot about disabled children/young adults. My co worker and I could work together when needed and also work independently. Hardest part of the job was having to leave. Most enjoyable part of the job was the interaction with the students and teachers and being satisfied I had done a good job.
Learnt a lot with disabled people
Watching the difficuty they had in just doing every day tasks
A Typical day at work is looking after the needs of elderly and mentally/physically unstable patients by assisting them with any daily tasks they require assistance with such as bed making bathing toileting dressing feeding walking moving transferring- bed to chair/ sitting to standing/ chair to bed/