I'm a relief staff in a group home, working part time while in nursing school
; i can empathize. The thing about group homes, is that you have a lot of (UAP) females working together, essentially all with the main task of running a home. God knows we all run our homes differently, no necessarily that one way is better than another, and everyone wants to be top dog. Most waiver homes are state funded, so there's only so much room to increase hourly wages. The lower the wage, the lower skilled/quality workers are attracted, and this results in EXCESSIVE petty fighting, because trust me, I know this drama is everywhere, but I'm just outlining the reasons it's so out of control in the group homes. Unfortunately it takes away from the care of the residents. The residents are an already mentally draining population to work with, so the work drama just adds to the stress, and over morale continues to nose dive. It's a vicious cycle.