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Back in the saddle

Ah, Foodserviceland!  How I have missed thee!  I had forgotten what a wonderful feeling it is to finally catch your breath at the end of a particularly brutal lunch rush and know you not only survived, you only fucked up and hit the wrong button on the register *once* (on your first day, no less!)  The way it feels to be cleaning the dining room and look over and see an overflowing tip jar.  And how good free food that you made yourself tastes.

Yeah.  I think I'm gonna like it here.

And, let's face it, working just a few doors down from the spousebeast is a *serious* perk.  On the days I work first shift, we can go in together.  It gets me there about 45 minutes early, but there is outdoor seating at his work, so while the weather is still nice, I can sit outside and eat my breakfast.  It's also a good chance to read or write in my notebook.

Speaking on notebooks, I am currently going through the ones from my 19 months at Happy Acres.  I had to Google them to get the status of my check...and found out that they--and the parent company--are being slapped with a $60 million lawsuit for understaffing memory care units and filing fraulent insurance claims that they were fully staffed.

*cue maniacal laughter*

The nice lawyer is verrrry interested in my extensive documentation (read: bitching about) re: understaffing.  So, I am going through my notebooks and flagging relevant entries, then will photocopy them and redact any sensitive, personal stuff.  They also want to talk to the spousebeast about what he witnessed during his time there.

So, yeah.  The idea that my writing habit, which ultimately led me to quit (when that [redacted] tore three pages out of my journal)  may be used to take down a corrupt system?  Priceless.

In other HA news....MAN, that place is falling apart.  I went up yesterday to get my FINAL final paycheck.  In the time it took me to walk to the payroll office door from the bus stop, I was asked SEVEN TIMES if I was coming back (twice being asked "Are coming back to this hellhole?").  Apparently, they are letting everyone come back, even ones who were fired or walked out.

Except the two med techs who were fired last week for a full on fistfight in the common area.

Yeah....resident on employee violence I'm used to.  Employee on employee violence?  I'll take a pass, thanks.

And speaking of work, New Boss just called and asked if I can come in early.  Her boss is coming in and she needs coverage.  Time to shower and check the bus schedule.

Heh.  And the alarm I set when I was planning on sleeping in (yeah, didn't happen) just went off.

Damn.  I'm missing Pierce Brosnan on Today for this.  That's dedication, baby!

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wantedonvoyage
Jul. 19th, 2018 03:13 pm (UTC)
Feeling valued at work makes such a huge difference in your psyche, innit?

God, I miss it.
xxmadsenxx
Jul. 19th, 2018 04:22 pm (UTC)

I'm glad you're liking your new job! That's pretty cool that stuff you wrote may be able to help take that mess of a place down.

seaivy
Jul. 19th, 2018 05:13 pm (UTC)
life sounds so much better for you!
wonderful!!!!
fox_bard
Jul. 19th, 2018 05:49 pm (UTC)
Yay for a better place! Take 'em down!!!
spikesgirl58
Jul. 19th, 2018 06:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, it sounds... really really good that you got out when you did. I hope the new job stays wonderful for you and that everything you suffered through at HA comes back to bite them. :D
nucleosides
Jul. 19th, 2018 07:28 pm (UTC)

I'm glad your new job sounds more pleasant!

grlicnotgmblin
Jul. 19th, 2018 09:52 pm (UTC)
Notebooks are the freaking best! Hope they get nailed by your documentation!

It's also terrifying to think of the neglect that probably occurs there. C was a CNA for nearly a decade. As a result she said none of her loved ones will ever live in a nursing home. NONE. She witnessed a lot of fucked up shit, and when she complained once, she had her tires slashed and was beat up. Tough line of work, to be at a nursing facility. Our elders deserve SO MUCH better than that!
millysdaughter
Jul. 24th, 2018 08:32 pm (UTC)
OMG -- that is even worse than Happy Acres!!!
weebleswobble
Jul. 19th, 2018 11:49 pm (UTC)
i'm so glad you're out of that stressful understaffed place and found this new job. and glad your journals can back up their understaffing bullshit.
promiseoftin
Jul. 20th, 2018 02:09 am (UTC)
Wow, you definitely got out at the right time. I hope your evidence will help the plaintiffs' case!
richaarde
Jul. 20th, 2018 03:54 am (UTC)

Schadenfreude much?

communitybee
Jul. 20th, 2018 01:05 pm (UTC)
Karma always happens in the end. It does. I need to get back with my notebooks, but life has gotten away from me since April.

I am happy you are in your element. I always love reading your entries. It makes me kinda miss The Biz, but I like what I am doing, and the people are a lot of fun...
communitybee
Jul. 20th, 2018 01:06 pm (UTC)
P.S. Pierce Brosnan is the bees knees. LOL I want to secks him!!!
lynn82md
Jul. 21st, 2018 10:19 pm (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying your new job and glad that you left that toxic hell hole. Let alone, help taking it down :)
imagine_peace
Jul. 22nd, 2018 11:53 am (UTC)
That sounds awesome. It's always nice to feel like you made a difference.

Oh wow, you dodged a bullet with that place!
supergee
Jul. 24th, 2018 12:37 pm (UTC)
Hooray!
plant_lady60
Jul. 25th, 2018 06:08 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the new job and liking and also, for being smart and documenting your bitching about last job. I hope they get in a lot of trouble, but also, that things at that place get better. I feel sorry for the poor residents.

Keep having good luck. Maybe some of it will rub off on me!
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