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I have been a bad LJ person

Eleven days without a post!?!?!? I can't remember the last time I did that when I had computer access.

I'm assuming I didn't get the job.  However, *no one* has been hired, so...?

Work has been hell (yeah, like they'd fire me.  I didn't even get written up like they'd threatened).  We've had the state crawling up our asses for the last three days.  Funny thing is the worst day was yesterday, and the problem was corporate, who apparently decided to come in, show off, and throw their own people under the bus, picking out things that state didn't (and wouldn't have) even notice.  Thanks, y'all.  That mandatory staff meeting on Monday is gonna be FUUUUN.  We were required to do TWENTY HOURS of online retraining recently, and none of the things corporate mentioned were included.  Yeah, I made a list.  And I WILL NOT be talked over this time.  I want answers.

I felt so bad for the residents.  Imagine a bunch of strangers walking into your home with clipboards, asking questions while you are trying to eat.  I know inspections must be done, but I feel like everything was handled really unprofessionally.

In better news, the Tift Merritt concert is a week away,   Yay!  And two days later, Meg Wolitzer is doing a reading at Flyleaf!  I'm not sure which I'm more excited about.

Okay...truth time.  I love Tift Merritt's music.  But Meg Wolitzer's Sleepwalking was such an influential book for me in high school and college.  I found a  hardcover copy in The Book Warehouse (do they even have those in outlet malls any more?  Heck, are there even outlet malls any more?) and bought it because it sounded like me....and, holy fuck, it was.  I've read it a bazillion times, and it kills me that that copy was probably bulldozed with my grandparents' house.  Buuuuut I bought a copy in the Great Amazon Shopping Binge of 2017 and it still holds up for me.  Okay, maybe in a more wistful, "I remember feeling like that" way.  But I love it.  Rereading it was so weird, because it was almost as if I had it memorized.  And now I get to meet the woman who wrote it.

I hope I don't fangirl too much.  Or cry.  Or babble.  Or all of the above.

Speaking of rereads, I just finished Anna Quidlen's One True Thing.  I saw it in one of the Little Free Libraries and thought "Why not?  I vaguely remember reading it fifteen years ago.  I love her work."

Ummm...yeah.  Given what I have seen, what I have experienced, what...fuck...what I work with every day...it's a very different book.  An amazing book.  A powerful book.  But...ouch.  This is really hard to process.

I put in my vacation time.  I decided to use it now, because I REFUSE to still be there by the 18 month mark.  Even without the fuckwittery, I am used to places where you get regular raises, no matter how paltry.  I've not seen one thin dime in 16 months.

So, in theory, I am taking off Beltane through Liam's 21st birthday (May 1-5).  I'll see if it gets approved.  And, oh, if they won't at least allow me Beltane and the day after, this witch will go ballistic.  Am I the most devout of pagans?  No.  But do I get stuck covering for every mainstream religion's holidays because everyone asks off?  Yes.

Oh, please, let them give me an excuse to bring a religious discrimination lawsuit.  I wouldn't ask for billions.  Just enough to float comfortably while I look for a job that doesn't suck my soul out through a bendy straw on a regular basis. 

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wantedonvoyage
Apr. 14th, 2018 04:04 am (UTC)
Now I have to immediately check out Tift Merritt, whom Spotify compares to two singers I like, Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams.

I felt so bad for the residents. Imagine a bunch of strangers walking into your home with clipboards, asking questions while you are trying to eat. I know inspections must be done, but I feel like everything was handled really unprofessionally.

I bet those inspectors never think of that. Do they ask the residents questions about how they are treated, or just look for things to ding you for?
davesmusictank
Apr. 14th, 2018 05:22 am (UTC)
Oh, please, let them give me an excuse to bring a religious discrimination lawsuit. I wouldn't ask for billions. Just enough to float comfortably while I look for a job that doesn't suck my soul out through a bendy straw on a regular basis.

Yes, that would be cool.
xo_kizzy_xo
Apr. 14th, 2018 10:23 am (UTC)
IIRC Sleepwalking was her first published work. I believe I still have my copy ;)

We have so many surprise inspections at work it isn't funny. My theory is that they have to create busywork for all relatives on payroll, lol.
communitybee
Apr. 14th, 2018 10:24 am (UTC)
Sending you good thoughts with the state being here and all. Hope you get a good answer for the job....
opakele
Apr. 14th, 2018 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that job didn't work out. You were so hopeful.

We had some issues with the place we had our mom, but your workplace just makes me shudder. The sad thing is, they desperately need caring people like you but they are too stupid to treat you well. I don't blame you for being fed up.

Take care!

millysdaughter
Apr. 15th, 2018 03:25 am (UTC)
I have not heard anything about the last job I applied for. Nor have I heard that they hired anyone, so my fingers are still crossed...
loveshanny
Apr. 15th, 2018 12:19 pm (UTC)
Even in the hospital they treat the staff like we are just nothing. My raises are nothing. It's really sad the way we "care" for patients in hospitals or people in SNF or ALF. I try to do what I can but I'm stretched thin with being able to everything that needs to be done with either no help or shit help. It's a real struggle.

Good to see you back on LJ.
weebleswobble
Apr. 17th, 2018 09:00 pm (UTC)
i'm sorry you haven't heard from the job you applied for. hope you get a new job soon and get out of that crazy soul crushing place.
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Apr. 22nd, 2018 06:48 pm (UTC)
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