What Is/was Your Job/career?
Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:13 AM
What you do is very special. My daughter did that job for a while, it isn't easy. And it takes someone special to be able to handle it. I couldn't do that job, no way, no how. Bum? I think not!I used to tell my daughter that she was an earth angel to these people. I know you do more than just clean their houses and help them to dress. Sometimes the home aides are the only people that come and see them and they look very forward to your visits. Thank goodness for people like you!
Hope your havin' a great week!
Warm and Happy to you! Vee
Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:49 AM
From experience with my Dad, Home Health Aids are NOT bums! They are a truly wonderful group of dedicated people. I allways marveled at how caring and special my Dad's health aids were. They allways went the extra mile. How do you do it? Especially when you loose one?
Take Care, and don't sell yourself short, you are very much appreciated!
Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:19 AM
I totally admire your career. My Mom is/was a nurse and did Hospice for years. It takes a very special person to do what you are doing.
I volunteered for Meals on Wheels for several years and loved it and it's not even close to what you are doing. It is really rewarding.
You are making such a difference in these people's lives.
Posted 18 October 2007 - 07:30 AM
i was an emt in a fire hall in tennessee for four years, then went into nursing. I've worked in many different areas... prison nursing, hiv/aids, endoscopy (we all know what that's about, lol), and oncology, which was my absolute favorite. I worked in medical oncology in a chemo infusion suite until I got sick and had to leave it.
now I work 12 hours a week in a skilled nursing facility. it's certainly not a glamorous job, but I've found more blessings in it than you could imagine. we have quite a few terminally ill/hospice residents who make my job incredibly rewarding. what a blessing in disguise!!
Posted 20 October 2007 - 03:08 PM
I'm in construction. Have been for 20 plus years. I'm a project coordinator responsible for all the submittals that go into the project. I also handle the RFI's, COR's, PCO's, etc. It's challenging, but I do like it. It also provides me the opportunity to work at home if I have to. Lately, my company will not let me work at home (don't know why), so presently I'm out on disability.
My one wish career wise, is that I continued with college. My second wish, that companies would start treating women with the same respect they give men. Without a degree, it's been a constant uphill battle, and I'm getting tired.
I fought for my sons to get degrees, knowing that without one, life would be a battle. Although I'm not in touch with them anymore, at last knowledge, they both had good, productive careers providing a generous salary.
It is what it is...........
Posted 23 October 2007 - 06:08 AM
I'm a full time layabout blogger. I write on this site. I also host my own little spot on local radio, recipes ideas! every Thurs morning at 11. I'm also in the middle of house renovating. I've done lot's of things in my time but only ever one full time job.
I'm a professional full time stay at home and crawl the wall mum. To be honest I'd rather go back to work?
Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:46 PM
I have an Associates Degree in Medical Office Technology. I am a Financial Analyst Assistant for a health insurance here in Virginia Beach, VA.
Take care ya'll
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:07 PM
I was a Legal Assistant / Paralegal for 16 years and then tired of the office politics so went back to school and now I sell insurance for Bankers Life. Get this, I sell long term care insurance but I wasn't smart enough to get it for myself as I didn't think I was old enough yet and now I won't be able to get it now that I have sclero! Who would have thunk, huh? Now comtemplating if I will be able to continue working as I make house calls which requires driving and going into seniors houses, which makes it difficult. You never know if they are sick and what kind of enviornment you are going into. Never mind I haven't felt safe driving out of town with my meds as I fall asleep at the drop of a hat.
It's a great mix of people here and so very many of you are so educated no wonder we get such great feedback when we post problems and questions.
Thanks all and stay warm!
Peggy (Margaret - that's my legal name but I go by Peggy)
Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:14 AM
Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:48 AM
I'm also working in a local shop part-time, I love it there! The only bad thing is that I stand all day, the counters are too high to have a chair!
I'm not sure what I want to do after college, I'll think about that another time haha
Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:06 AM
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:25 AM
Now, I'm just a wife, Mom, Grandmom................
Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:46 AM
Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:05 PM
Speaking of class... I've been a stay at home mom for the last 12 years & am now in school getting my associates in nursing. Truth be told, I'll probably never stop going to school though & just keep building on that degree as I love research & would like to be a nurse practitioner.
I went to college briefly right out of highschool but didn't go for more than a semester because I was planning to get married to who knows who someday & be a stay at home mom. I never wanted a career... I was A.D.D. & didn't know it then, so school was hard. Now that I know that I wasn't a matter of not being able to do good & that I can get A's, I love school & love the idea of a career.
Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:38 PM
Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:37 AM
I was a print finisher/ bookbinder for 22 years, owning my own business up until the year 2003. I worked most of my time in a factory environment with 8 other girls. I was the practical joker of the pack. In 1996 I started my own business in print finishing employing 4 girls, after a long recovery from pneumonia and other strange illnesses.
My hobbies include: Rebuilding our Farmhouse/cottage. Making and decorating wedding and occasional cakes, learning the greek language, co-presenting on local radio, writing, drawing
cooking, keeping chickens, geese and goats, stay at home mum, wife and all round domestic queen -- just kidding!
Right now I intend to rebuild the family tomato business but that is a little while in the future.
Sorry to disappoint you guys!
Posted 10 June 2008 - 10:57 AM