03/24/12 12:35 - ID#56279
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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."
Last Modified: 03/20/12 12:24
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.
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