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12 days ago

Special Staff Assistant

Dakota County Dakota, MN +2 locations

To prosecute criminal cases on behalf of the State of Minnesota in the name of the County Attorney for a limited… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Systems Administrator

Dakota County Hastings, MN

The System Administrator's role is to insure the service, security and survivability of the county's servers, data storage, directory services… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Transit Specialist

Dakota County Apple Valley, MN +2 locations

The Transit Specialist directs and leads professional work coordinating and collaborating preliminary studies, project development and representing… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Public Health Nurse Long Term Care Waive...

Dakota County Dakota, MN

This position is responsible for determining eligibility for the waiver programs and providing service coordination to reasonably assure the health… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Public Health Nurse- Long Term Care Waiver

Dakota County West Saint Paul, MN

Current Dakota County employees are eligible for a $500 referral bonus for this position. You must submit the appropriate forms to be considered… Glassdoor

21 days ago

Financial Compliance Analyst

Dakota County Dakota, MN +2 locations

Under minimal direction of the Deputy Director of Financial Services the individual is responsible to develop and manage the internal audit… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Registered Dietitian (On-Call)

Dakota County Dakota, MN +2 locations

The purpose of this position is to provide nutrition focused health services to high-risk populations of infants; children; women who are prenatal… Glassdoor

4 days ago

Public Health Program Coordinator

Dakota County Dakota, MN

This position is responsible for delegated program assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. This position assists in integrating… Glassdoor

19 days ago

Director of Housing Assistance

Dakota County Eagan, MN

Plan, organize, lead and provide administrative direction and oversight of programs and functions of the Housing Assistance Department including the… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Temporary Seasonal Park Attendant

Dakota County Dakota, MN

These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of… Glassdoor

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    Wescott Library is a Difficult Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Shelver in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Shelver in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Dakota County part-time (less than an year)


    Most co-workers were friendly and helpful. The library is bright and sunny. The library has good hours for workers.


    As a library shelver, you are essentially a temp. You can only work 14 hours a week and you get absolutely no benefits. No vacation, no holiday pay (even when your regularly work on the day a holiday falls on), no health insurance, etc. You are not allowed to participate in health and wellness programs or training or classes. You are not included in department or team meetings nor are you included in department or team social events even when they take place during work hours and are held in the same space you are working. The pay is extremely low. Most retail jobs pay more. Mostly you shelve books for three to four hours at a time. I quickly started seeing the effects of repetitive stress in my hands and shoulders. The supervisors watch you work, but never help. They also conduct "secret" checks of your work. You must record every cart of books you take out in a notebook and your statistics are measured. It is a very oppressive environment. You are sometimes asked to do regular "real" employee's work when they get busy, but they will never help you when you are busy.

    The children's section -- where at least 65% of the work is done is like a McDonald's Play Land with books instead of Happy Meals. Kids run wild, screaming and throwing things. The parents ignore them as do the regular staff. It's almost impossible to shelve when the library is open. I asked to adjust my hours so I could work before opening, but was told no. Management avoids the Children's Section when the library is open and even the Children's Librarian Desk isn't in there.

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    Make shelvers regular part-time circulation employees. Pay at least $12.50 per hour. Let them earn vacation pay and give holiday pay if they regularly work the day a holiday falls on. Rotate the shelving work among ALL library staff so no one gets repetitive stress injuries. It also will help all staff see how difficult a job it can be. Make it a priority to have most staff shelve in Children's when the library is closed. Move the Children's librarian into the Children's section. Remove the playground equipment in children's section and set behavior expectations for parents and children. Then enforce the rules.

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