Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I got a raise...

...for being with the home for 90 days. It's a whole dollar. I make 8.82 an hour now. It's a huge pay increase and I can sense a quality of life improvement. It's a pretty sweet deal. However, due to the fact that there are four transport/feeder aides working, there is talk of reducing our hours to 4:30-6:30 during the week and to per-diem on the weekends. This will be a major cut in hours for me.

Yesterday, someone fell. That's the only new thing that happened. I saw her stand up and for whatever reason, her chair alarm didn't go off and she was trying to hold a cup of water and she fell. It's a damn shame. I'm glad she wasn't hurt, though.

Friday, March 4, 2011

So it's been...

... another long time since I've updated. 

Not much has changed aside from numerous residents going home or 'going home.' Two gentlemen that I made a habit of talking to left two days ago and I was not able to say bye due to unforeseen circumstances in my work schedule. I've been feeding more, it's starting to get easier but a lot of the residents refuse to eat. It's frustrating but it's a job. 

A few of the aides are lazy as all hell and attempt to make me do all of their work. I do as much as I am legally allowed to do, nothing more. It's sad that there are some people who take advantage of hard workers.