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6 days ago

Senior Information Systems Specialist (Repost)

Dakota County Dakota, MN

This position is the lead role in providing technical support to the department. Responsible for assisting with work direction, training, providing… Glassdoor

17 days ago

Office Support Assistant - Property Management

Dakota County Eagan, MN

Dakota County CDA is accepting applications for Office Support Assistant-Property Management. The hiring range for this position is $12.10-$15.13 per… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Transit Specialist

Dakota County Dakota, MN +3 locations

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

4 days ago

Social Worker - Elderly Long Term Care (...

Dakota County Dakota, MN

This position is working with people age 65 and older and will provide ongoing case management to individuals eligible for the Elderly Waiver or… 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

Contract Management Representative- REPOST

Dakota County West Saint Paul, MN +2 locations

ยท Demonstrated experience managing compliance with contracts and/or government grants. Knowledge of contract compliance and oversight as well as… Glassdoor

6 days ago

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

Dakota County Rosemount, MN +2 locations

Position is responsible for the day to day operations of assigned staff and is responsible for communication and scheduling of workload to meet user… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Contract Management Representative- REPO...

Dakota County Dakota, MN

This position negotiates, prepares, manages, monitors and evaluates related contracts and grant agreements to meet the needs of clients served by the… Glassdoor

30+ 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 +2 locations

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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