We were under different kinds of situations, with defferent people, we had a fun sometimes we get difficult people and challengies.
CSP Volonteer (Former Employee) – Springs, Gauteng – 13 August 2018
My concern is that, those 12 months contracts we are given by EMM are good for work experience, although they left us in a bad condition after they are being terminated The moment we highly enjoy our work, it become so difficult to leave ,because some of us we have needs to be met by the end of the month. We would like our management to take this issue seriously, and give us permanent opportunities. The moment new vacancies being released, we the ones to be firstly recommended, but it has to be done in an appropriate way to select qualified candidates, with all their qualities, skills required. To us we see ourselves as interns according to period we are given. That's why we are willing to be taken seriously, its difficult for us to leave our EMM and go to work for other Municipalities, we need to remain around. This would be appreciated once it can be done, but with rules, rugulations and follow the protoe, thank you.
Hours were right, and as feild workers we were not if its raining.
Divisional Head: Support Services (Former Employee) – Kempton Park, Gauteng – 7 August 2018
The work was nice and challenging sometimes. It required me to be more innovative and strategic in management. I learned about policy formulation and implementation. I had the opportunity to interact with law makers and unionist which sharpened my stakeholder relations management. The workplace was unionised thus requiring diplomatic skills and careful people management. The most enjoyable part was strategy formulation for the Economic Development department and seeing its implementation by different divisions.
Admin Clerk (Current Employee) – Gauteng – 8 March 2018
My typical day at work starts with making my boss tea from, then on I read the secretary's emails and prepare for the day. What I have learnt at Ekurhuleni was how to verify the staff, checking peoples addresses on the Venus system and compiling the Divisional Heads performance files, part of my job is assisting the other managers plus the Divisional Head with their day to day work. The hardest part of my job is when collecting files for the Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP) every quarter. The best part about what I do is I get to help the community, it might not be directly but it's still helping be it that little piece of information or referring their cases the mere fact that I can help someone just makes my day that much better.
Primary Health Care Nurse (Former Employee) – Gauteng, Brakpan – 5 February 2018
Start work at 07:30,clinic already full of patients with different problems. Learnt to be patient, attentive, meticulous and firm with patients and colleagues.Was able to work independently and provide expert advice on different issues/illnesses patients faced. I enjoyed learning new things and solving patient problems,that part of the job was also the hardest as I sometimes dealt with difficult patients. Overall it was a good place to work at and very informative.
Gaining extensive knowledge, Housing subsidy and uniform
Shortage of staff and sometimes running out of medication
This place is a nice place to work at , you learn every day a new thing and the pressure is manageable. From the 15th of every month that's were the pressure start I'm terms of my collection target per month
EMM was a great employer , sad to say the fact is that the afermative action took over from the realistic challenges. Experience and the knowledge did not matter with the result that various people were appointed in the wrong positions with the detriment of it's inhabits . Very skill full people were and are sitting doing nothing and waiting for retirement but no one from the top and down wards will acknowledge it. Let me put it clear , there was and were good affermative appointments made but it was the exceptunal of the rule.
affermative action is killing EMM'S reputation as a service provider
Chief Accountant (Current Employee) – Gauteng – 15 October 2017
Normal office set up, Management allow freedom of expression. Staff work hard and all work are normally done on time. The hardest part of Asset management, is to get the support from other department and staff members to support the asset programs. The most enjoyable part, is the fact that the "full cycle" of and asset is experienced. At asset management we are involved from the Procurement stage op to the Auction and disposal of the Asset.
Lack of support from other Departments in organisation
Being a Property & Portfolio Advisory Intern is more of being an administrator officer. I have learnt how to compile reports of the proposed granting of rights to use, or permanent disposal of property and also the steps and procedures to follow thereof. Property & Portfolio Advisory Services Division focuses mainly on procedural and management framework for leasing/permanent disposal of all municipally owned real estates assets. Moreover, the division also enables lease transactions and leases processed in a legislatively compliant yet efficient manner. The management is not too tight, yet very competent and I would say I like that because it gets the job done. The hardest part of the job is wait on internal departments for their comments on the intended use of the erven. This becomes a challenge because I cannot complete my final report without receiving all comments from the internal departments. The most enjoyable part of the job is to compile a report (drafted item) and then circulate it to internal departments.