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I'm a CNA, not a MAID. - page 3

I've been looking for jobs, and these places want CNA's to cook, do laundry, clean, and drive people places. Um.. maybe I got this wrong, but I dont remember learning any of these things during my... Read More

  1. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
    #26 3
    Hmmm. I just had a CNA help me with my laundry, take me to the doctor and pharmacy and help me with groceries. She got $12.50/h, and she didn't whine at all. A job is a job. And she did hers so well, Olive Garden was on me.
  2. Visit  Darkstar1485 profile page
    #27 1
    Quote from OCNRN63
    Hmmm. I just had a CNA help me with my laundry, take me to the doctor and pharmacy and help me with groceries. She got $12.50/h, and she didn't whine at all. A job is a job. And she did hers so well, Olive Garden was on me.
    1. A CNA is not a person who takes you to the doctor, pharmacy and does your laundry. Yes, some do that but I should NOT be EXPECTED to do those things by so many potentials who think I should be greatful for the opportunity at $7.50 per hour. It's disrespectful and downright degrading. OBVIOUSLY you are not one of the people im referring to. take that "a job is a job" line elsewhere.

    okay, sorry. i came off like a jerk... but i felt like you dismissed my genuine concerns by saying a "job is a job". its about respect and dignity. your cna worked for a decent wage and did many things for you. fine. but many aren't so lucky (including me). some clients take advantage of us bc they know we need jobs. not cool.
    Last edit by Darkstar1485 on May 30, '12
  3. Visit  nursel56 profile page
    #28 4
    A CNA who works in someone's home is called a Home Health Aide where I work and their job description does include housework, laundry, putting groceries away etc. Why is that degrading?
  4. Visit  Darkstar1485 profile page
    #29 3
    Quote from nursel56
    A CNA who works in someone's home is called a Home Health Aide where I work and their job description does include housework, laundry, putting groceries away etc. Why is that degrading?
    The tasks on their own are not degrading. Some people really need the help and I fully respect that. i have done all those things and NEVER complained bc i was treated with respect and compensated well. i loved my job actually.

    (IHMO)The thought that people want to hire "CNA's" to do literally EVERYTHING for them and only want to pay them as little as the law allows is degrading.

    i have nothing against HHA's i just think taking advantage of us in this economy by paying so little on purpose bc we need job is not right at all. i see this all the time and it upsets me. being a CNA or a HHA is very hard work and we deserve to be compensated accordingly and treated with respect.

    NO OFFENSE TO COMPANIONS OR HHA's You are the best!! :bowingpur
    (maybe i did not express my point a well as i thought in previous posts)
    Last edit by Darkstar1485 on May 30, '12
  5. Visit  momtojosh profile page
    #30 2
    i think you better quit while your ahead...like i said...iam a lpn and do all that..yes,it is in a state run home,and with other staff...but their are lpns that do just what your saying...
  6. Visit  Darkstar1485 profile page
    #31 0
    Quote from momtojosh
    i think you better quit while your ahead...like i said...iam a lpn and do all that..yes,it is in a state run home,and with other staff...but their are lpns that do just what your saying...
    Ummmmm..... i'm not talking about LPN's or RNs. kudos for doing what you do. but nothing i said has anything to do with a nurse and you are not getting paid min wage and you shouldn't. honestly, this thread has nothing to do with your tasks as an LPN. i don't even know why you keep commenting bc your situation is completely different from mine and many other CNA's
    Last edit by Darkstar1485 on May 30, '12
  7. Visit  nursel56 profile page
    #32 2
    Quote from Darkstar1485
    i have nothing against HHA's i just think taking advantage of us in this economy by paying so little on purpose bc we need job is not right at all. i see this all the time and it upsets me. being a CNA or a HHA is very hard work and we deserve to be compensated accordingly and treated with respect.
    I can't argue with that! Although you mentioned this isn't an LPN thread both RNs and LPNs are asked to do the family's laundry, scrub the bathroom tiles, function as a waitress at their dinner party, etc "because we're not doing anything anyway". Grrrrrr.

    NO OFFENSE TO COMPANIONS OR HHA's You are the best!! :bowingpur
    [FONT=century gothic]Yes!
  8. Visit  Darkstar1485 profile page
    #33 2
    Quote from nursel56
    I can't argue with that! Although you mentioned this isn't an LPN thread both RNs and LPNs are asked to do the family's laundry, scrub the bathroom tiles, function as a waitress at their dinner party, etc "because we're not doing anything anyway". Grrrrrr.



    [FONT=century gothic]Yes!
    You are 100% right. Nurses so often appear to not be doing anything. I guess mountains of paperwork and hours on the phone with Dr. offices and pharmacies doesn't count. lol
  9. Visit  KimberlyRN89 profile page
    #34 0
    Quote from Darkstar1485
    You are 100% right. Nurses so often appear to not be doing anything. I guess mountains of paperwork and hours on the phone with Dr. offices and pharmacies doesn't count. lol
    It's just a misunderstanding I think. When I was a CNA I thought the nurses were just sitting around..but when I went to nursing school, I realized that the responsibilities that come with being a nurse is completely different.
    Last edit by KimberlyRN89 on May 30, '12
  10. Visit  momtojosh profile page
    #35 0
    i came here looking for info on the CNA state test and this thread caught my attention...sorry if i stepped on your toes....
  11. Visit  Darkstar1485 profile page
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    Quote from momtojosh
    i came here looking for info on the CNA state test and this thread caught my attention...sorry if i stepped on your toes....
    truce.
  12. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
    #37 1
    Quote from Darkstar1485
    1. A CNA is not a person who takes you to the doctor, pharmacy and does your laundry. Yes, some do that but I should NOT be EXPECTED to do those things by so many potentials who think I should be greatful for the opportunity at $7.50 per hour. It's disrespectful and downright degrading. OBVIOUSLY you are not one of the people im referring to. take that "a job is a job" line elsewhere.okay, sorry. i came off like a jerk... but i felt like you dismissed my genuine concerns by saying a "job is a job". its about respect and dignity. your cna worked for a decent wage and did many things for you. fine. but many aren't so lucky (including me). some clients take advantage of us bc they know we need jobs. not cool.
    Perhaps you need to re-examine why you're having trouble getting a better paying job.I have done plenty of things that were not "worthy" of my nursing license. Sometimes you just have to buck up if you want to stay employed/employable.And the person who helped me was indeed a CNA, and if I'd needed more help than what I described, she'd have been able to step in. A homemaker would not.
  13. Visit  white8tiger6 profile page
    #38 0
    WOW!! You just described the facility I work for exactly!!! Your not in Iowa are you?

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