I'm a CNA, not a MAID. - page 4

by Darkstar1485 12,332 Views | 63 Comments

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... Read More


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    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...
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    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
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    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
    Yes!
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    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.



    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
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    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
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    i came here looking for info on the CNA state test and this thread caught my attention...sorry if i stepped on your toes....
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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.
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    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.
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    WOW!! You just described the facility I work for exactly!!! Your not in Iowa are you?
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    Most CNA do not mind doing a little extra now and then, especially for nice patients, but to be expected to do their job duties and to do extra cleaning ALL THE TIME without extra compensation is just wrong. I worked for an assisted living home, and I had to help serve meals in the dinning room, bust tables, and reset for the next meal while keeping an eye on the residents and making sure the Alteimzer patients didn't leave the dining room. I went to school to be a MA, took a job as a CNA, and did the work of a CNA, maid, waitress and marriage counselor and earned a little above minimum wage. That was wrong.


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