Wooo Hoooo! I may be starting work on May 14th!

United States
April 26, 2007 10:12am CST
I wanted to share with my MyLot friends that I just got a call from one of the jobs I applied for! They got my references back and would like to hire me! But, I have to go for a physical and back screening first. If I pass that, I will begin orientation on May 14th! The work I will be doing is a PCA (personal care attendant). This entails housework, shopping, etc. for patients that are basically homebound. Helping others is something that I have always enjoyed.
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• United States
26 Apr 07
That's wonderful news, elusive. I am very happy for you. I know how much that will relieve some of the presure you are under. Caregiving is a wonderful profession and very rewarding. Hugs to you my friend.
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• Canada
26 Apr 07
Congratualations on finding something that you enjoy doing . It is so much nicer working when you are doing something you enjoy doing each day . My best friend is a personal care worker and she loves the work , she says sometimes it can be hard because what she does involves a lot of heavy lifting but she enjoys getting out each day and doing something she likes . Best of luck on the physical and back screening :)
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• United States
26 Apr 07
One of the requirements is to be able to lift 50 lb, my grandson weighs more than that and I have no problems lifting the little bugger.
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@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 07
Congratulations to you on your getting the job you like. I do hope you will continue to post at mylot.com. I have just quitted my full time job to be a full time infopreneur since last month. So, it's all the best of wishes to you on your new job.
• United States
26 Apr 07
My husband will have to let me have the pc after hours. He will need to learn to share again!
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
27 Apr 07
Congratulations. I can see you would be suited to this job, as you are a caring person. Are most of these housebound people the elderly? My mother-in-law, and another set of aged parents I know, are receiving assistance due to their disabilities & ill health. It is an absolutely essntial service, & I know they are very grateful. I also know that my parents will require this in the not too distance future.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr 07
Wow Elusive that is just great I am so happy for you and it will be a very fulfilling Job for you to I really hope you will enjoy it
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@parnap (124)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 07
congratulations friends, hope you can enjoy your work
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@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Sounds like a rewarding job :) Congrats!
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
26 Apr 07
That sounds like a wonderful job, I've been thinking of trying something like that myself. I love helping other people too. It would be so great doing a job that you love. There is a growing need for this type of service as our population ages. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Congrats on the job offer. I have done work like that, it really makes you feel good when you can help someone. We all need help sometimes in our lives.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Congratulations! Being wanted, or at least feeling like you are wanted, can be a big deal. I know I was unemployed for several months recently and it was a real struggle for me and my family as well as friends. Good for you!
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@beaniegdi (1966)
26 Apr 07
Congratulations, well done on being offered the job. I guess you have to have a medical as the job sounds like it is very physical. I hope you pass, let us know.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 07
wow awesome!! congratulations.. wish you all the luck and blessing in life.. !!! God bless :)
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@pelo26 (1553)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
That's a noble job. I hope you get it coz it seems you're really into it. what matters most is that you're happy at what you're doing. And in the process, making others happy too. Goodluck. God Bless :)
@ElicBxn (60763)
• United States
27 Apr 07
That's what I am doing now, but I didn't have to do all that other stuff. Their only requirement was that I had never been arrested/convicted of a crime - don't remember which, but that wasn't hard to do, I've only had even a few tickets in my life.
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@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Is it an interesting job? Is it rewarding to help others in need? It sounds like it would be a rewarding job! :D Congrats!
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@ElicBxn (60763)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I'll be honest. I'm not really a very nice person. I'm working with a friend, I don't think I have the temperment to work for a stranger. I had been doing a simular thing during the fall with my mom until she went into the health care center full time. I didn't have to clean or cook elaberate meals for mom since she got one really nice meal in the dining room at night. Now this friend is wanting me to make pancakes, gravy, eggs over easy. This, from me, who NEVER cooks! So far, I've made pancakes twice & didn't burn them the second time. Fried over easy eggs twice & didn't break one of them (but I have to say that I know that older eggs break easier.) Now, I can bake food really well, I can nuke food well too, but this frying stuff isn't going well, and my gravy... lets just say I haven't had much luck with that stuff! I have to do some dusting, mopping, clean up after her when she showers, & dry parts of the body you don't want to think about.... Satisfing, not really, but its a pay check - tho I heard about a job today that really sounds like my kind of fun - doing pet delivery around the country - awesome!
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
26 Apr 07
That sounds like a excellent job. I use to years ago go buy grociers for older people that couldn't get out as much. It helped me out ant them also.
• United States
26 Apr 07
I know a few people who run errands for the elderly and homebound. It is great to be able to do something that helps out another person.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
26 Apr 07
Yeah it sure was great
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Well congrats on your new job.I wish you luck with your physical.YOu will pass,so dont even worry!!!Thats great you have a job doing what you enjoy.That is the main thing,so you wont be going to work MAD,lol
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• United States
26 Apr 07
That was my last job Disvachic. It was hard to get up in the morning to go to work and harder to stay there once I arrived. It will be nice to want to go to work and enjoy what I am doing.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
26 Apr 07
ooooh thats not good@ all.Well now you will have better something you enjoy.Keep us posted on your physical and I wish luck and much sucess in your new job.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
29 Apr 07
I hope that everything works out and you get the job. It is always nice to do something you like instead of just going to something you dread everyday. Let us know how you make out.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
If I take my allergy meds I shouldn't be bothered by the dust and mold. IT looks like a good job for me.
@brendalee (6084)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I'm late again as usual. I really hope you get this job. I think that you will like it. My neice is a PCA and she loves it. Plus I have known a few other people who did that work too.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
My mother has a PCA that comes to her home to clean for her. That is how I found out about the job. She gave me a great reference too. She loves the work and told me that I would too.
@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Apr 07
That is so good, and it will be good for you. Using your natural talents and abilities, building on other experiences. You do not have any back problems, do you? Get plenty of sleep and take extra care of yourself between now and the test and you should be fine.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
Other than the occasional aches and pains you get from over exersion, I do not have a problem with my back. They do require that you are able to lift 50 lbs. I do believe that I can. But, I envision them making me lift like a weight lifting pro and that scares the bejeebers out of me.
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
26 Apr 07
That´s good news. You will be able to work in what you really like which is so rewarding. Congratulations. I´m sure you´re going to enjoy this job a lot more than the previous one :-). Congratulations, Elusive. It didn´t take you long to find something that suits your interests.
@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
27 Apr 07
yup. having a job which you really love doing is the most rewarding job ever. and most of the time, the job which will really make you feel not too tired at all. you go home smiling knowing that you had helped someone.
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