Quote from Darkstar1485
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?
Well, when I did homehealth (aide), I did.
I ran the vaccum and washed the dishes and cooked and such.
In a way, it IS taking advantage, but I didn't completely mind. The elders needed help and I used to get bored out of my skull watching them sleep. It was fun and they were so pleasant and appreciative. The only field assignments that I do now are hospice. But if I did straight homecare while providing clinical services? I'd do the same thing as a nurse.
I don't want to be anyone's driver, though. No. Don't like that.
That's the only thing that ever really ****** me off? Being a chauffer.
With one client, I was not informed that he did the whole 'errand' thing. Had I known? Wouldn't have taken the assignment.
So, I have this big old 6'2 man in my little Eclipse. He wanted to go and what could I say? No?
I took him to the bank to do this, that and the other.
He became tired. So, I took him back home and he couldn't get out of the car.
Got the wife, who was mad. She popped an attitude and I popped one right back. It surprised her and she stammered an apology.
Guess I was supposed to sit there and take it, huh?
She knew that he was wanting to go out. Why didn't she let me use her SUV? No - she allows me to squeeze and manuever this man into my car. Watched me struggle to get his w/c AND his walker in my little car and didn't help or say a thing.
Yet, when we returned? She wanted to give me an attitude because I called her off her perch to help me lift her husband whose legs were too tired to transfer to the WC safely?
Oh, no. She had 'the right one' that day!
See - we'd already had a falling out earlier about her dogs. She told me to let him out and whatnot. Yeah: 'Told' me.
So, I let the dogs out in the front. The dogs that I know of are trained to come back and these people were well-off. So, why wouldn't the animals have gone to obedience school? At that time, I didn't have a dog and didn't know better.
Well, one came back and the other didn't. He was brought back, eventually. But...she got all flustered when I told her. That was understandable -- until...
She became disrespectful. Something about me not having common sense.
I said, "No, ma'am. Common sense... would entail you taking care of your own dogs and not expecting that someone who doesn't own dogs -- whose job it is to, first and foremost, provide care to your Alzheimer stricken husband has all the time in the world to be looking after a bunch of animals...."
She was still p/o, but she shut the hell up and went outside...I know that!
Again, I'm not going to be talked down to. I don't give a d*mn who you are. It's not going to happen. I am respectful. I am the nicest nurse ever until you cross that line. I'm not ugly to you? Don't be ugly to me.
Her problem, in a nutshell, revolved around the fact that...she thought that I was 'The Help'. LOL
The dogs? I take no responsibility for. I was a caregiver for her husband. Feeding and bladder training her damned animals was not in my job description. If there were stipulations? She should've voiced them. If she wanted them watched and let out, she should've brought her lazy a--s downstairs and did it herself. Common sense.