I think it depends on the situation. We had a few staff leave recently and it boiled down to a petty thing and the girls being typical 21 year olds
Same happened when I worked at a centre, I find that it was mostly lifestyle related, not because of the centre. I left to have a baby, some of my co-workers left to work closer to home or to travel etc. Nothing personally to do with the centre and I don't see what can be done about it. My director did used to beg us to stay because hiring new staff all the time is a pain.
The more i think about it i guess it probably isn't a big deal at all. Guess it's just a workplace culture difference. We don't tend to have people leave at all where i work but then again we are all 30ish and above, not early 20's and if a new manager meant 4 people left (at my work) they would probably be fired. Guess it's just a different environment.
It is frustrating, we've had a couple of changes this year and it is distributive, but the director is usually trying hard to get the right mix.
Hope it all works out.
I understand how it can be nervewracking when your kids worlds are turned a bit upside down. That being said it probably was a tad harsh to have a go at the Director... Making a general comment such as "I'm not sure how my kids are going to cope with all the staff changes - do you have any suggestions?" Would have got your point accross.
The reason why I don't like to go in guns blazing in situations like this/at work is that you don't know the full story and you could end up making a fool of yourself. For example there's been a few staff changes at my kids daycare centre following a new director being brought in. Due to various bits and pieces I've learned I have a strong suspicion that the carer in my bubs room was forced to resign. Something to do with her conduct during the childcare centres accreditation audit. I thought she was ok but hubby had suspicions.
You might like the carers but you don't know what's going on behind the scenes.
On a less important note if rosters were changed without consultation then that's a concern. As for the uniform thing - I think the workers just need to suck it up - they are the employees not employers. Whining about a uniform seems a little catty.
there's nothing they can do, you cant force someone to stay at a job o.O
its stressful for all involved.
If all the educators in DS's room at daycare left I'd be devastated. He's really bonded with them.
I'd hope it was for good reasons - for them.
Turnover can be an indicator of many things; a poor workplace culture, poor conditions, poor pay, poor management.
Or could be, people move away, people move on, people get promoted elsewhere, or it could be that the industry they work in is in high demand and it's an employees market.
I don't think I'd want to hear about uniforms and roster changes. I don't think staff should complain to parents about that.
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