And so I'm back... for being jobless

@vernaC (1493)
Romania
April 9, 2013 4:54am CST
It was a very long vacation for me here in mylot and I missed this. So I had a work that lasted only for 1 month and 2 weeks as a caregiver. The work is not hard when you get used to it, since I'm a sensitive person it was easy for me to learn the job, after all it's just a job that's needed to be done. What made me quit was the working schedule and the salary. I understand that the business is new and when they hired me they only have 2 patients and it even if I'm climbing 3 level of stairs in the whole 9 hours, it's fine with me. Then they have 5 patients, then it became 10, yet they didn't hire another caregiver, we're only 3 caregivers who works alone in every shift and when one is on day off, I'm always the one to fill in. I worked at night shifts, going home at 7 in the morning but comes back at 2 pm on the same day during day offs of the other caregivers. I waited for them to hire even 1 more caregiver but it seems they got comfortable of the situation so I quit. Now, back to mylotting and finding another job.
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@Mavic123456 (9695)
• Thailand
9 Apr 13
veeeeeeeeeeeeeeerns.. welcome back so you tried working outside ... such company and yes i am sure, there are mostly Asians aren't you?
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@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
9 Apr 13
Maviiiiiiiiccc, thanks. I'm the only asian who worked that "asylum" as to what my husband calls it. It's so nice to hear from you again.
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• Thailand
9 Apr 13
hahaha you know why I said that, many are discriminating Asian, and if the workers are Asian they don't hire anymore because Asian are hard working and don't complain with work loads. welcome back once again
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@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
9 Apr 13
It's sad but I noticed that too. I complained once and they promised they will hire another one but I waited too long and it's my health I was risking. I dont want to end up as roommates with the patients...hahaha
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
9 Apr 13
It seems to be a trend to overwork and underpay in these difficult economic times. Employers are being forced to cut back and put pressure on labour but some I think take advantage because they know they can replace. We have to do what we need to do and I do hope something much better comes up for you. In the meantime you can be here in the community and get something in the way of enjoyment, support and information if you need.
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@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
9 Apr 13
That's true, employers are taking advantage of their employees but the one I worked with seems like have no idea about management, just point to whoever she can assign. Thanks for your encouragemnt, this site never fails me whenever I needed to be inspired.
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
9 Apr 13
They know or find out just what they can get away with. When there is an over abundance of workers then it does make a difference. It reminds me of an old dirty 30's movie where they lined up the workers took a few desperate souls and sent the others to the bread line. There will be something better around the corner for us both.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
10 Apr 13
I hope you find good job and gets enough salary also.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
I have done a job as a nurse for 3 months with 1 month training. The pay is extremely low and the shifts are horrible. Often we get to work 10 hours(due to long endorsements) but only get paid in 8 hours. It really s-cked. Good luck to you.
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@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
9 Apr 13
It's truly disappointing especially when you are willing to work. They forget that simple workers like us have a life to live also, not just go home and sleep.
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@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Tell me about it. As a nurse there, often we have 8-12 patients and they have so many medications, it's dangerous to mix them up. Clearly, the hospital needs more personnel. But, despite the high cost of hospitalization for the patients, the workers still have such low salaries. That's right. Workplaces can be so harsh and they don't often consider the lives of the workers. It's exploitation. But I think they also do it to keep the company standing so that they can continue to provide work for people.
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@bintang9 (196)
• Indonesia
10 Apr 13
Everything will be okay guys,don't worry
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
10 Apr 13
I also hope that everything gets well for you and you find a very good job very soon.
@cttolledo (4107)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
That's good decision. I'm sure you can still find other jobs soon.. It's not right to stay on such kind of employer who do not value life of the employee..Welcome back.. Happy mylotting!
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 Apr 13
Hi Verna So you were involved in a noble profession all this time. Unfortunately, today, the noble professions are places where you have greater chances of being exploited and yours is a sad story with that. Never mind, I admire you for still carrying out to the best you could and deliver as long as you could. After all we all have our limitations. I do wish you good luck in finding your new job and do hope that you get it sooner and a better off one than the one you have just left. And of course, it is always a pleasure to have you here at MyLot. I missed you
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
9 Apr 13
Hello thesids. This kind of job is hard on first days but once you know the routines it becomes easy. I wish they have resolved the problem about scheduling because I can really do it then I could have stayed longer.
10 Apr 13
I don't understand,in the United States will face this problem? I thought only we Chinese will have such situation
@512771751 (1096)
• China
10 Apr 13
Nowadays, it is really hard to find a comfortable and high-paid job, most time, we have to endure the environment, and saying to ourselves:fighting. Wish you have a good job.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
10 Apr 13
Welcome back to myLot. I hope you get good job and also gets good salary. I think sometimes we will feel very frustrated when we do not have good job. I also happened to be jobless and felt sad and depressed one time.
@janefu (6)
10 Apr 13
All will be OK ,friend
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
welcome back vernaC!! My fellow filipinos works as a caregiver abroad, now i realize on how it is hard to work as a caregiver and they are very far to their families. Instead of quitting that's kind of job, they still to continue working. I think you should find a job for a replacement of your caregiver job before you quit it to avoid being jobless.