2022-08-01 - 7:53 p.m.
I had a really enjoyable day working at the reception desk of the retirement community.
They finally hired an Activity Director after the role had been vacant for a while.
I kinda wish I could AFFORD to take that job! Even at full time it does not pay enough for me to reasonably support my family without working another job. So it would be counterintuitive to take something like that after working my butt off in my professional career to be able to make a higher rate of pay and work less hours to be home and help family with their needs.
I love the morning full time receptionist hours are 7 AM to 2pm.
Especially as she is the same lady who sometimes works desk ( not the full time activity person ; but a part timer who DID want that full time role and was not given it- then her hrs were shifted a few weeks ago specifically to add me to the schedule).
I have NO ISSUE with people bringing their full selves to work- whoever they are.
As a manager I had to deal with this issue years ago. I will never forget the super evangelical holy roller that so many at the one group home I worked with couldn't stand as he was like that. I had a chat with him to not come on strong in speaking in any way amoung the folks we were working for that could come across as him indoctrinating BUT AT the same time we made some calls into the background if we were not sure and chatted with families and my solution was to find which of the residents we worked with DID come from a more fundamentalist faith background in their family.
Hell if that was who their FAMILY WAS and if the person as an adult living in the group home ALSO LIKED the church chat...
My solution was find the dude that lived there EXCITED to go to an actual darn revival and put it on the activity schedule. It was a hoot! The one resident was more excited than we ever saw him to go do something in the community. He came from a very religious black family and that family was so overjoyed to have him go to some loud evangelical church revival- tent and all, Southern Style! HA HA This was also up in NY (but that family did come from the South actually). I still remember the joy of that resident and how just making the STAFF be welcomed to bring himself and find how he himself uniquely could enrich the place for some resident-
well it just shifted the whole dynamic.
I talked to the holy roller about respecting others' boundaries. The staff did not want to hear it- at all- so he was told in no uncertain terms NO EVANGELIZING staff unless they express interest in a conversation and ask you.
I was sure as hell not going to limit speech of folks when on their breaks. Hell no
HE also needed some help to learn boundaries.
I do think the lady I work with at this part time job may have just rubbed some folks at work the wrong way with her God talk. I think that kinda sad. I mean she is not old- not by any means; but like me IS an older worker and I think it is the younger ones she works with in one particular space- where she is in charge of activities for the folks living in the unit for those with advances dementia illnessess- who have just an intense dislike of her. That is all I can figure it is about. She has made her faith clear and publicly displayed and some of the younger are making assumptions about what that means. OR She has said one too many "God loves you" type comments.
I don't know but my GUESS is that perhaps is the issue but no one actually addressed it with her. She just complained that things she put up to decorate a space were taken down the next day and she is feeling bullied. It sounds like alot of actual passive agressive actions and yes it may in fact be bullying-
I mean consider Roe v Wade just overturned. A bunch of young CNAs just might be angry about that at this point.
I swear it is all ASSUMPTIONS people make. AND YES I am making some assumptions here as to what the rift is between a particular CNA MED TECH I have known for years who this lady has called a bully.
I Am tired after today! Nice day at work ,Then ran a kid to Dr. appt; then came back and FINALLY -after the third time today!(Tried once before the Dr. Appt and once after)- FINALLY completed the last inquiry form for Virginia Unemployment Commission and successfully submitted it! NOW I can file weekly claims.
Ironically I think this week I have earned more than the threshold amt for getting benefits. No worry...
Turns out it is $378 a week. I think I thought it was less but that is what it said when I read my letter!
So I hope I keep getting work hours and can take home MORE Than unemployment would give me! BUT if I don't it will be great to have the help.
I am tired- just started to doze.
The first thought I had when about to write was, after hearing the news speak of the Washington Nationals game ... "AH.. My guy friend I had the aweome date with is going to the game!" THEN My next thought was
I Swear this kid is playing some video game every day.
Anyway- my thought was that it is SO NICE to date a man who has his own life and his own friends!
It is so nice to date a man who SCHEDULES dates but then gives me the space I need during the week as he has OTHER friends/relationships to meet his needs! YEAH
It is just so refreshing!!
And it is so great to be able to go to bed early and have no one bug me!! Seriously off to sleep...,been dozing!
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