Hello, I need some words of comfort please.
I feel really disappointed, I get my certification in December 2010, when I got off school, I was really optimistic and anxious to find job as a CNA, in any convalescent home. Because all I wanted to do is provide care for the elder. At first I struggle trying to get a job without experience, because most of the placed required at least 6mo. Experience I finally got a job at a Convalescent home that didn't required experience, Any ways my point is that this is my 3rd day in there and I feel like crying at the end of the day, because I feel lost and frustrated. To begging with at my orientation the DSD could't gave me a tour to the facility and I could learn some more of the place, because she was too busy, and the next day, she told me to help another CNA and that she will teach me all I needed to learn and get experience. And this lady refuses to use the gait belt, and or other lift machine to transfer patients, the CNA's here are by them self with an assignment of 8-11 patients, the therapist are rushing you to finish with the patients they need, and to begin with you don't even know what patient needs therapy. If you asked for help from any of the CNA they make a face and on your back start talking crap, because you need it help. I don't know if this is because I am new and need to know the place better, or is it like this EVERY WHERE ELSE....I need help, I really need to know if is pretty much the same, because if this is the case I may have second thoughts and probably will change careers..