Still at job. when things are good...they are great. I am becoming better at expecting her mood swings and helping to redirect her. Granted these swings can change with the wind but it's fleeting. Her negativity goes away easier if I persist with kindness, (of course), and she really has been more flexible. ( sure the medication , sertraline, is a great compliment to her personality)
now I have another problem with a family member who is on payroll.
Her favorite niece does the meds every 10 days,
In the begining I worked 15 of 18 hours on an uneventful week. Sometimes less sometimes more depending on the appointments and food shopping needed.
So her niece was to get 2 hrs a week or 3hrs, what was left after I worked.
That was ok for like one or two pay cycles. Then my consumer needed extra care by me for a foot infection. So, we asked the nurse for an hour increase a month ago.
Since then her niece takes the other 8 hours each week. (we now share 23 hours)
in reality her niece only works perhaps 4 hours 3 weeks a month. (every ten days , skips a week) I have tried to communicate with her niece and the consumer about this but get no change. It hasn't interfered with my paycheck until this week, I am short like 100$ because the niece takes hours she didn't work. She makes no effort to communicate with me. Her Aunt (the consumer) is in the beginning stages of Dementia and doesn't understand the situation. Everytime I talk with the consumer about it she gets emotional and because she has heart problems, I risk her having much discomfort.
I am a friend of her daughter and I haven't told my friend any of this because I don't want this to cause friction between family members. Her other daughter is very close with the niece. She comes with the niece and helps her do the meds. The consumer also does her own meds when she wants. Many times pills have been forgot to put in or too many in same cup... when this happens I always show the consumer and she defends her niece with some reason.
Anyway, I am on my way to work.....after checking my direct deposit and finding my 100$ missing so I had to vent and get some advice.
I want to talk with her nurse. The nurse controls the hours basically.
I am not sure, however, to approach this? I don't want to cause the consumer any discomfort. I just would like to get paid what I work and for others to do the same.
This really gets my heart rate up and I am concerned with my state of mind because of this...lol
Thanks for reading