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 CNA training. I REFUSE to clean your house, cook, or be your driver. If you want a cook, get a chef. If you want you house cleaned, get a housekeeper. If you want a driver.. well, you get where I'm going.. LOL.... just had to vent about that... i just get sick of people expecting CNA's to be servants.
What do you think?
May 23, '12
by IEDave, CNA
Oh, been there - done that! And, yeah - it tends to be a bit galling when you look at it that way, but maids also don't do brief changes, toileting, peri care, transfers, bathing and all the other things that CNA's routinely do. Personally, I keep having these visions of a maid - trying to transfer a person in a Hoyer lift.
Far as I'm concerned, I do the things for these people that they can't (not WON'T - CAN'T) do for themselves.
And, speaking only for myself - maids typically don't give a damn about their customers, whereas I do.
Left out one thing - I'm doing it all for $9 an hour, here in smoggy Southern California.
----- Dave (yep, card-carrying CNA)
Last edit by IEDave on May 23, '12
: Reason: Forgot the pay rate.