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With my experienced from my previous job was great Everyday you learn new things which ads to my knowledge and ability, always have a great day with work colleagues. In regards with management it wasn't too bad except they hire some new people them next minute they just become permanents which is very disappointing after working with them for a while as I would have expect on priority, but its not it. It's who you know, which is very unfair. Though as a casual I was getting a lot of hours since I was very reliable and doing a lot of double shift. I was on the priority list for on calls. Being a permanent worker it would have been nice as it makes you feel secured. Other than that everything was good, as for me the work wasn't hard as I always think positive that I could do it. When you love your jobs things goes in order and smoothly.


no free food


Was happy to do many hours
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Severe Negative Culture and Environment

Nepotism reigns. It is not what you it is who you know. It would be interesting to do a questionnaire in regards to relationships to ascertain the percentage of staff who were actually employed on merit and those who were in some way connected to other staff.




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  • Time and location flexibility
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to meet personal goals
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  • General feeling of work happiness

Some great workers in the area I was in but one bad apple left a sour taste.

The work is very hot and sweaty. Travel to T.I to work. One stuck up worker (female) thinks it is a holiday for her. Come up on the Monday and fly back on the Friday. Monday and Friday is traveling days, so no work is done. Tue, Wed and Thur spent trapping Mozzies with a scoop net which probably took about 2 or 3 hours a day? When I got back to the accommodation she was already there with her feet up which was around 4.00pm.


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hot and sweaty work with one worker putting a strain on the other workers.
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Varied as many places and roles to work within

A wonderful company that has ample opportunities for all. Highly recommended for those who wish to help our community with its ongoing daily health requirements.


Great team ethos


None that I can think of.
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Good place

Pros- Good place to work Co-Workers are great, happy and skilled Some online education provided (to be done on own time) Some face to face courses for some staff provided. Cons- Management micromanage a lot of trivial things
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Great to work for

Managers understood the work/life balance and catered for every employees needs. There was always overtime if you wanted it but were never obligated to take it. The money, benefits for working with the QLD Government was very rewarding.


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Great place to work

Contract work during the height of the Dengue outbreak in Cairns I worked for the Dengue Action Response Team (DART), Queensland Health. A busy position involving constant fieldwork in all weather, dealing with the general public and working in interchanging teams, generally involved in ‘search and destroy’ of the Dengue mosquito in all stages of its life cycle, on private properties in Cairns and surrounding regions under an Authorised Program, recording of all actions done, dealing with chemicals of varying degrees of toxicity as well as basic maintenance of equipment and driving to areas of fieldwork.


Great, supportive environment


Hot, outdoor work
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The Nursing and Support Staff

I manage 7 Wards at the Cairns Base Hospital, each day I scan barcodes to refill stock of clinical supplies required by the ward. Recently our Management changed and we are experiencing Management problems due to new Managers not knowing our Job Descriptions. My Co-Workers and I have our allocated wards and mostly work alone, but if required we help each other out as required. Decanting stock on old and outdated trollies that are too high and hard to push for females. Job satisfaction as when I am away on Holidays etc. I am told that I am not to go on holidays again, I go the extra mile to keep my wards clean, neat, tidy and I go the extra mile to ensure my wards are well stocked. I enjoy working with the Nurses who appreciate the effort I make to their day by keeping clinical supplies visual and accessible.


Canteen and Rostered Days Off


Nepitusm - Management get jobs because of who they know not because they have the required skills.
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Difficult work culture to deal with, but good advancement opportunities

Difficult work culture to content with. Poor behaviours are seldom dealt with and good behaviour not rewarded.


Good advancement opportunities, attractive salary and benefits


Bad work behaviour and culture, too many chiefs not enough indians, lack of support from Management, stressful
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An unhealthy environment that taxes ones mental and physical wellbeing

Regrettably the culture of bullying and harassment is out of control and beyond repair. I learned to be very mistrusting of work colleagues as job cuts and insecurity had created this unhealthy environment. Rationale, logic and reason are suppressed by managerial personalities, egos, power players and willingness to make decisions for fear or repreive, legal repercussions and no support.


Unqualified and non suportive manager
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Productive, supportive, busy, enjoyable work environment

Great environment to work within. Team work hard at supporting each other's goals with a strong focus on providing the best possible service to clients. Management are supportive with new ventures and programs to best meet needs of clients.




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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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