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  • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post

    Today, a resident screamed right in my ears. I know this is an I/DD home, but still...
    Part of the job, unfortunately. Definitely not pleasant and your body doesn’t care that you are helping other people.

    Had a kid in a physical restraint today due to him kicking the wall multiple times as hard as he could with his bare foot. Kept scratching my arms with his fingernails. I looked at him and said “Good thing they make y’all cut your fingernails weekly over here” and then proceeded to dig my fingernails into my own arm to show him I didn’t give a f-ck. Kid quit doing it after that.

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    • I admire you both. I could not do your job; my empathy is not strong enough.

      There is certainly something wrong in a world where a finance bro is paid 10x what you are. It should be the opposite.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        I admire you both. I could not do your job; my empathy is not strong enough.

        There is certainly something wrong in a world where a finance bro is paid 10x what you are. It should be the opposite.
        Social workers and mental health counselors are saints. In my last years of practice, I took a lot of court appointments, usually as guardian ad litem, in protective services cases. Figured it was one way I could give back. Gained a TON of respect for those folks. Underfunded, understaffed, and easy targets for angry people looking for someone else to blame. And, often, to threaten.

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        • 1 PM meeting: No changes to production system between now and 3/17 system upgrade. No exceptions beyond patient safety related issues.

          2:05 PM email: We need to you to drop what you're doing and do 3 weeks of work and have this updated in PRD by 3/4.



          FFS.
          I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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          • Originally posted by burd View Post
            Social workers and mental health counselors are saints.
            Social workers, counselors, nurses, teachers. All care-giving. All female-dominated. All shat on by conservatives, misogynists, and derps.

            End the Right
            Save the world


            Last edited by Kepler; 02-21-2024, 02:09 PM.
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            • Originally posted by burd View Post

              Social workers and mental health counselors are saints. In my last years of practice, I took a lot of court appointments, usually as guardian ad litem, in protective services cases. Figured it was one way I could give back. Gained a TON of respect for those folks. Underfunded, understaffed, and easy targets for angry people looking for someone else to blame. And, often, to threaten.
              My two kids, adopted internationally, were each appointed a guardian ad litem. Boy, that brings back memories. Was not expecting to see that term today.

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              • Y’all are too kind. More of you would do well at such a job than y’all think.
                I have found over the years that children with mental illness, substance abuse, conduct disorder, or all three, are much more likely to listen to me and talk to me respectfully when I start off doing the same with them, than the general public ever did. Same goes for the adults withdrawing from opiates or alcohol. Treat people with respect, especially at the lowest point in their lives for most of them, and that alone can help many of them a great deal.
                Having worked in retail for five years, four as a manager, for pay that makes my nursing job look like I’m making cardiologist money, I’ll take a juvenile sex offender digging his (unclean) clipped nails into my arms all day, thrice on Tuesdays, over ever having to talk respectfully to an obvious f-cking ******* again about why the $9.99 underwear being magically found on the $4.99 underwear table didn’t mean the underwear were now $4.99.

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                • Eh, I don't think you give yourself enough credit. There's a reason therapists have a much higher attrition rate than most professions. The toll it takes on your own mental health is shocking. The turnover rates I've seen with my wife's work are pretty incredible.

                  In fact, at her new job they encourage four day weeks to give the therapists time to see their own therapists and ensure the burnout rate is lower.

                  Mental health workers are saints. Every last one of them, even the sh_tty ones.
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                  • I had my second round interview yesterday. I'd be managing the team that trains and does call monitoring for a patient access call center for a university healthcare system. I met with the management team and they were all super nice. I think this may be a good fit. It will be one hell of a pay cut - going from IT management to "normal" management - but I have set a floor that I can live with. I just want my life back.
                    I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                    • Originally posted by Swansong View Post
                      I had my second round interview yesterday. I'd be managing the team that trains and does call monitoring for a patient access call center for a university healthcare system. I met with the management team and they were all super nice. I think this may be a good fit. It will be one hell of a pay cut - going from IT management to "normal" management - but I have set a floor that I can live with. I just want my life back.
                      Money is supposed to buy peace of mind. A lot of money accompanied by constant stress isn't a high salary, it's like being paid in a worthless currency.

                      The people I work with are everything in a job.


                      Last edited by Kepler; 02-23-2024, 10:26 AM.
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                      • I know I've come here to whine over a few things about my job but in the past few months, I've kind of done a 180. Not so much about the reasons I've posted about here, but I've been dealing with some issues with my mom and not only have my manager and my co-workers been very supportive, but I've discovered a few benefits offered to employees in my situation that have been helpful to me. So, as a tangent to what Kepler posted Swansong, sometimes it's not all about the salary. Especially if a super high salary isn't worth it due to work situations. Sending positive vibes your way that things go your way with this new position!!

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                        • That's great to hear Scarlet, and thanks
                          I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                          • So they reached out with an unofficial offer and we discussed compensation and timing. Salary-wise, we're right where I expected/hoped for this and it's totally fine. They were hoping I could start in March so I'd be eligible for health insurance on 4/1, but realistically speaking I'm not sure I can do that. It'll suck to have to pay $800-900 for COBRA for the month, but my dad's wedding is right in there and I don't know that I'll have the energy to do the big system upgrade at current job on 3/17, support it all week, be my dad's best man at his wedding on 3/23, and then start the new job 3/25. That's a lot. Plus I have a show 3/29 and I would prefer to be either off altogether or to leave early (as my last day).

                            But this is good! New job!


                            And like clockwork, an hour after I talked to HR, current job drops another stupid bomb on me. And I don't care :-)
                            I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                            • First day of new job. My head is full.
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                              • Congratulations to both of you!!!

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