I am a nursing assistant. I have been a nursing assistant since I was 16.
When I was 18 I did a lot of traveling as a Nurses Aide around the tri state area.
The money was GREAT!
but the job itself was so depressing.
I mean when i was taking my course I was so excited because I wanted to have tender moments with the elderly. Like listen to their stories of back in the day. Go shopping, out for lunch. Things that my nursing director said I would be doing.
turns out I was getting paid to "take sh*t" literally.
If I wasnt wiping it, I was taking it verbally.
I was constantly being called a Brotha Man by the rich white elderly folks I was providing care for.
having to lift extrememly heavy people all while their cussing at you to not touch them
do all the things that their own families REFUSED to do.
Dont get me started on the alzehiemer patients that would kick , spit, bite and here i am having to keep this smile on my face when I really wanna bug out.
I cant wait to finish my degree in nursing.
Am I the only one that hates my job?