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The easiest way to avoid regrets is to ask yourself this question, "If not now, when?" It's a powerful way to put life and our decisions about how we spend our time into perspective"
Tuesday Gratefuls? nt
Posted by Paula on 12/31/2019, 9:30 am
Posted by Paula on 12/31/2019, 9:40 am, in reply to "Tuesday Gratefuls? nt"
2019 is officially over in a few hours. I am going to make resolutions for 2020 |
Being able to help people. The Christmas holiday was really rough on some of my clients that I saw yesterday. My transgender (M to F) client lost her best friend and feels utterly alone as her family is rejecting. Huge suicide rate among the trans population but she denied it. Another, my dear, sweet, wonderful "H" was raped. That one about killed me. The foster child of "A" had to be hospitalized for threatening my client and her wife with a knife and, then, cutting her own wrists. My client is devastated and filled with self doubt about parenting. They wanted/want? to adopt the girl. I sort of could not believe all of this as they came in one after the other. I sometimes forget how immersed in trauma I am on certain days.
Alexa sang 'Auld Lang Syne' to me this morning
One of our receptionists was mean to me yesterday. She did this once before and had me in tears. I'm not one to go and report her but one of the owners was standing there when it happened. Later, the other owner pulled me aside and apologized for what happened. He said there is absolutely no reason for that kind of behavior and that it was addressed and wouldn't happen again. Sometimes I think I'm a target because I'm so nice to them.
The moms and dads we miss. Krista, I think of how young you were when you lost your mom and the years spent with her being so ill. How long ago was it?
Posted by Delta on 12/31/2019, 12:40 pm, in reply to "Mine"
I really don't know how you deal with your job day in and day out. I think the break did you a lot of good but this was a lot to go back to. You had me in tears and I don't even know the people. I hate that Christmas puts so much pressure on people to have perfect storybook Christmases or a Hallmark movie Christmas and I don't know that it is even possible. Some break and create even more stress for their families that are already stressed by the season and other things. It's really sad. |
I am glad that someone was standing there and saw the receptionist being ugly. I know that you are nice and try to deal with it yourself but when people do that they need to be reported or it will happen again, to you and/or to others if they get away with it.
I would like to think that if you (and others) had reported just the facts every time the supervisor at the hospital that they would have gotten a clue as to what was going on sooner and I would hope that they would have done something to/with her to make the situation better. Hearing it as people were leaving made it look as if it wasn't so bad and people were just looking for an excuse to leave. Same with the other supervisor. Stop taking crap from people. Everyone has a bad day now and then but they shouldn't take it out on people.
Nothing would have changed at the hospital
Posted by Paula on 1/1/2020, 10:28 am, in reply to "(Paula) "
or at hospice. In both places, management circled the wagons because it was easier and as my dad would say, "shit rolls down hill" and unfortunately, we worker bees were at the bottom of the hill.|
Such a shame
Posted by Delta on 1/1/2020, 1:33 pm, in reply to "Nothing would have changed at the hospital"
Had management been smart enough you would have been the head of your department since it was your program. You have too much education, intelligence and experience to be at the bottom.|
Re: Mine-- Paula
Posted by Sue on 12/31/2019, 11:03 am, in reply to "Mine"
It's amazing to me how you can do this long term. Your post about your clients almost brought me to tears...and I don't cry. So much sadness. |
The last few days have really messed with my head/mood. So many of my close friends are dealing with extremely sad happenings. I'll be glad when this year comes to an end. Nothing but sad/bad news since Christmas. I'm so done with 2019.
Posted by Paula on 12/31/2019, 11:38 am, in reply to "Re: Mine-- Paula"
Seems like a lot of us are ready to boot 1 |
2019 to the curb.
Posted by Sue on 12/31/2019, 12:16 pm, in reply to "((Sue))"
YUP - - xxoo Looking forward to a new year.|
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