I’ve been working at my job in a nursing home for almost a year now- it’s been great. I learned so much about life in a long term care setting, the struggles residents and their families go through, and got real experience working with people affected by alzhimers.
Something I noticed: despite being a less senior employee, management trusts me more with certain jobs. One includes when we get deliveries from suppliers Monday-Friday. This persons job would be to help serve breakfast and lunch, but otherwise they leave right after to take care of shipments and the paperwork along with it. The job starts a bit later in the day, and you leave half an hour earlier than everyone else. It’s also a pure dayshift and you rarely stay past 2:45pm.
Because I keep myself in shape, work efficiently and able to keep track of supplies, the manager gave me that job as a permanent line! So, I’d work there 5 days a week. She warned me it was a physical job, but “you clearly won’t have a problem- I’ve seen you pick up 20kg items with ease!”
Someone at work made a stink about me getting the promotion over her, because she had higher seniority and the hours were more desirable- therefore she should get it. Well Betty, considering you can’t walk without wheezing, complain about shoulder pain constantly and frequently call in or ask me to replace your shift...that should be your answer?
The boss told her pretty much that the decision was final. Ham says she can do the job with “accommodations” aka she gets a more able bodied person to do all the manual labor and she does paperwork. She messed up the paperwork. I had to fix it. Everyone knows she only wanted the job because of the hours. But never thought about actually um, doing the job.