03/20/12 12:24- ID#56253
"Why did you do this? Are you stupid?"
"I must be if i am letting you speak to me like this. I am sure the union might agree."
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03/19/12 11:22- ID#56244
Is It Quitting Time?
I did not know that my first boss would be the best boss. People told me she rocked and i would be hard pressed to find one better, but i guess i needed to find out for myself?
Where i am now, i am being targeted by a resident of the house. Nearly every day, he threatens to "stab you bitch", tells me to fuck off, gives me the finger, refuses to listen to me, or is just generally disrespectful.
To put this into further focus, he has attacked a former staff member who now has a permanent injury.
Initially, when i arrived at the house, everything was going fairly well. Some staff were nicer and friendlier than others, but mostly, they seemed to have everyone's back.
The supervisor had been moved or was out for administrative reasons... which is union speak for she screwed up. Mostly, it was due to her being extremely disrespectful to a resident's parents, and insulting the resident immediately prior.
The residents seemed moderately stable, bad "behaviors" were there, but fairly well controlled.
I thought all was cool.
Then, the supervisor came back. One resident went from mildly defiant to violent on her first day back. Hitting her, screaming and cursing, refusing to complete a chore, and throwing items all over the kitchen.
I attempted to control his behavior by giving him near constant verbal prompts. I was told to leave him alone, it "wasn't so bad".
Then, he began to target me.
She suggested i may have "told him no once" and that is why he doesn't like me. She also criticized me in front of him for putting away his belongings in a closet when he refused to after he had gone to bed and left said items on the living room floor. Perhaps that was why he doesn't like me, she said.
She also suggested i take him out for a van ride to spend one on one time with him so he could get to know me and i him; i refused to do that, since he had already hit me and was threatening violence on a daily basis.
There is nothing in his charts or behavior plan that outlines this pattern, so of course there is no suggestions for staff or expected outcomes.
She attempted to reassure me by suggesting that it wouldn't last for long because he would move on to the new staff due to arrive on Thursday.
I actually don't have a problem with him targeting me. I expect it, since it is a pattern of behavior.
My issue is with my supervisor. Not discouraging the behavior with him, seeming to encourage it. Correcting me in front of him gives him more power to tag along as well.
I have gone to her boss. I have gone to her boss' boss. Nothing has changed. Maybe i even made things worse.
Last night, i put an addendum to one of her notes, because she whitewashed his behavior. I assume my ass will be handed to me within minutes of me walking through the door. But i just couldn't tolerate her excusing this behavior and seeming to encourage it any longer.
Last Modified: 03/19/12 11:29
02/23/12 04:00- ID#56113
My Own Converse Nail
Well, today, i went to the nail salon (NO WAY i could do it myself!) and had a converse nail done on each hand -- ring finger for both as per the nail tech's whim :o)
Last Modified: 02/23/12 04:00
02/15/12 10:19- ID#56063
What's a Girl to Do?
Very crowded closet shelves with lots of beautiful chucks.
Lonely chucks among the very few Non-Chucks shoes.
Does this mean a reorganization project in the future?!?
Last Modified: 02/15/12 10:19
02/13/12 01:44- ID#56058
What Is it With Buffalonians and Driveways?!?!
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01/27/12 12:21- ID#55989
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01/22/12 09:30- ID#55968
Happy Birtdhay, e:Paul!
Last Modified: 01/22/12 09:30
01/18/12 04:18- ID#55935
Is There a 12 Step for This?
The first time i tired a pair on, it was peer pressure.
I thought my big flat feet wouldn't fit into them, but with a little bit of encouragement, i was convinced the orange would look fabulous!
Since then, i can't walk past a store if i know they have them...
I had to have a special shelf built in my home to house them.
Here are my latest pairs:
Black with an Anarchy A and a Peace Sign & Black and Green plaid.
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01/04/12 09:36- ID#55846
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12/31/11 01:24- ID#55821
The Last Week!!
Nana's funeral was as good as one can be. My brother did not punch my uncle Brad in the face like everyone was expecting/hoping/wondering. He cheated my brother in a business partnership that left my brother and his family with nothing -- lost their house, all the money they had and his business. My dad felt the pressure as the oldest and executor of trying to ensure everything ran smooth, but that was the funeral home's job, not his, i reminded him repeatedly. Grieve. That's your job.
I had an issue with my boss not really beleiving me that she died and i had to bring in a card from the funeral, an obit and a death certificate. Sheesh.
Then, i found out the new guy, a temp. with more seniority than me bumped me out of my shift. I am stuck on night shift. Lovely.
My mom is ill. She has COPD and a really really bad cold/virus according to her doctor. Today, i called to check in on my dad and see if she was doing better and it turns out she has pus/ooze coming out of her eyes. Go to the doctor! Why do people avoid going?
So, we went to Hamilton for the funeral. Took only 2 of the 3 days i could have not wanting for someone at work to be screwed over on the 24th.
Worked on the 24th (3p-11p) and 25th (7a-3p). Then to Hamilton for xmas and boxing day.
The stress got to me and my dad while we were cooking, trying to share a small kitchen space and do what my mom usually does and we have very little experience with.
Had a heart to heart with him that his ego was a bit injured when he didn't know what to do and mine was when he stepped in assuming i didn't know. Dynamics. *sigh*
Otherwise, those 2 days were quiet and peaceful. Played a lot of scrabble. Damn, i love that game... even when i am shit at it and i am in a brain freeze (90% of the time!).
Worked a 12 hour shift, carefully avoiding the boss. Went grocery shopping and got close to $800 of non-perishables to tide everyone over while i am on vacation.
Had issues with the human resources about a 4 hour time off thingie and had to run to the doctor to get another note. Apparently, just having a note saying you have an appontment is not enough. I needed to have one that said i went. *rolls eyes*
Then, the boss' boss' boss came in when i was the most experienced in the house and i got quizzed on procedures and medicaid plans.
When we left my 'rent's house i had a low tire warning sign with Gwen (it's what i named my MINI). We filled it up and it went away. But came back. It went away. It came back. Today, i had a flat. Blam... all the way down to the rim. Oh, and the dealer can squeeze me in in... uh... three weeks or so. WTF? So, i called Russo's Auto (not covered under warranty anyway) and they could take me.. WITHIN AN HOUR! Guess where i went?
After i left Russo's i went to work to fax over the doctor's note and to get my visa receipts signed... i forgot to get the reciepts signed from the other day... and again today. Damn it.
I wanted to check to see if i got any of the bids i put in, too, but the boss was on the phone and the computer. Darn.
Then, at 11pm a co-worker called me. He got his bid to another house (his is in West Seneca) and i got mine too. I got a full time gig with the state!! YAY! Best way to end a pretty shitty week.
2012 WILL be betters! It will. It will!
Last Modified: 12/31/11 01:31
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