I have been discovered!!!

@GardenGerty (98255)
United States
December 29, 2015 2:39pm CST
My plans were to either do a lot on myLot or to read a magazine and snooze. However, I got discovered today. A group of adult disabled clients from the place I used to work had Library today. Staff that brought them was a good friend. I spent a lot of time visiting with them and talking about my move and just shooting the breeze. As they left a man that had attended church with me about ten years ago came over to make conversation. I am not getting a lot done, OR a nap. However it was good to catch up on stuff and get some hugs and some visiting with the former clients. It has been a good day. I will probably come back to town tomorrow, as I have a doctor appointment scheduled. I get the disc from our Christmas pictures today before we leave town here. It has been a pretty good day. I miss the job, but it is not practical for me to do that work now.
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@paigea (22011)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
It is nice to run into old friends and workmates. Would it be practical to be on a call in list and work occasionally? We always had a list like that when I worked with disabled adults. I enjoy substitute teaching but am really glad I don't have to work full time any more.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
I say yes too easily. I have worked at two agencies that I will not go back to. There is a third agency in town and I could consider that one. I was hired for seventeen hours per week once and ended up working 65 hrs. per week.
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@paigea (22011)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
@GardenGerty Yikes! That sounds like too much! That can't happen with school hours at least.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
31 Dec 15
@paigea If I could design the perfect job for next year, for me, it would be to get on the bus here in town as a monitor or aide, and ride to school then work in a classroom with special needs students during the day and ride the bus back home. I like school hours and activities because they cannot eat you alive.
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• United States
29 Dec 15
It's nice to see old familiar faces and catching up is always a great way to spend some time.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
I miss the clients, but not so much the work. I had some good experiences there though.
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@Elizaby (3621)
• Pensacola, Florida
30 Dec 15
@GardenGerty That is so true I miss the residents from the places I worked but not so much the work as management often tries to get away with as few staff as they possibly can
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
31 Dec 15
@Elizaby It is a matter of the bottom line always..
@Juliaacv (29693)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
I used to work with seniors, and loved their company and their stories. Sounds like you had a nice day.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
Not all of these are senior aged, but they are adult mentally handicapped. I have also held a number of jobs in nursing homes. It is great what you can learn and share with them.
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@gr8nana6 (2195)
• United States
29 Dec 15
Thats awesome to run into people you haven't seen in a while
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
One of them basically has no family so the hours I spent as his staff made us pretty close. He liked my husband a lot as well.
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@trivia79 (7914)
• El Segundo, California
30 Dec 15
Reunited with a friend, that's awesome!
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
It was awesome. I may go visit them more.
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@trivia79 (7914)
• El Segundo, California
30 Dec 15
@GardenGerty Have you ever been into a school batch reunion?
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
31 Dec 15
@trivia79 I did some for college but not for high school. I did not feel I had much in common there.
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@fishtiger58 (30344)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Dec 15
I remember when you got that job, of course I didn't know you moved and quit that job.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
I actually worked for this company twice. At one time I held a middle management position. I love the work, but the management part stinks a lot of the time.
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@fishtiger58 (30344)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Dec 15
@GardenGerty They usually do. I worked for the disabled for the State of Illinois. If all I had to deal with were the residents it would have been a piece of cake. However management were idiots. My husband being the more patient of the two of us worked there for 37 years before retiring almost 2 years ago. I lasted there 12 years.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
31 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 This is why second shift in the homes was always nice. Less interference, more activities if the clients wanted, otherwise, stay home and visit, eat and watch television.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Dec 15
It is always nice to catch up with old colleagues.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
It shook off the nappish feeling.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Dec 15
@GardenGerty I feel like a nap sometimes but then something will distract me and I'm good to go again.
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@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Dec 15
What a nice day. Always nice to see friends and chat some. Happy New Year!
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
I really value the friendships I had with these clients.
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@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
@GardenGerty ...It is great that you have that kind of relationship with them.
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@kevin1877uk (36972)
29 Dec 15
Sounds like you had a good time there and catching up with things.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
I did. The library is a good place for that.
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@kevin1877uk (36972)
30 Dec 15
@GardenGerty I'm glad that you did :)
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@marlina (72858)
• Canada
31 Dec 15
Glad that you saw some people from before.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
31 Dec 15
It was good for me to see them. They are always so anxious to share what is happening in their lives.
@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
31 Dec 15
That always seems to happen to me when I have something in particular planned. I hope you were still able to take your nap.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
31 Dec 15
Oh, I slept in the truck coming home, it was all good.
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@Elizaby (3621)
• Pensacola, Florida
30 Dec 15
You sometimes never know who you might run into and it is often nice to run into people you haven't seen in years.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
31 Dec 15
Sometimes it is quite nice, especially if you were close.
• India
30 Dec 15
its just quiet good to spend our quality time with our old friends,it just gives us a soothing good feeling.Even im missing my old friends.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
31 Dec 15
I find myself missing these clients and this staff often. The staff is about the same age as my kids and he is both intelligent and caring.
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
I have been home so many years now, that I could not handle a job. It would just be too much on me.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
31 Dec 15
I am beginning to be that way. I would not mind just a very few hours but the need is huge where I have worked before and it is too much for me.
@Platespinner (16507)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Dec 15
It's always nice to catch up with old friends and acquaintances.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
I may go out and visit with them at their day support center tomorrow.
• United States
29 Dec 15
You cant go anywhere without someone knowing you lolz
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
That was what hubby said when we first got together. Even out of town.
@mommaj (22738)
• United States
29 Dec 15
Glad you got to visit with everyone. It's always nice visiting with old acquaintances.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
It definitely is.
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@amadeo (64143)
• United States
29 Dec 15
Seems like old times.Great get caught up on things.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
It was. They were eager to tell me stuff that I have been missing for about a year and a half.
@sallypup (26704)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Dec 15
It sounds like you had a pleasant library party.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
30 Dec 15
Great place to visit and good people to see as well.
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
1 Jan 16
while plans may change, at least it sounds like you had fun!