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Cammygirl192

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Since: 08-15-15
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Posted on 05-28-16 08:51 PM Link | Quote
Going to be down the local boot fair in the morning, might pick up one or two PS3 games along the way. ^^
Not often is it on, but when it is on, all the stuff is good, unlike the one which is a few miles further.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 06-01-16 11:28 PM Link | Quote
Boot fair, you say?

I've actually got absolutely nothing going on this weekend, and no one's available. Not sure what to do with all that time alone.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 06-24-16 01:02 AM Link | Quote
It's Shakespeare-in-the-park season!! My favorite time of year!! WOO wooo woooo wooo WOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 07-12-16 11:41 PM Link | Quote
I'm transferring over to another center within the company. This one's about a mile and a half from home and has me working more hours (yet still less time than I was spending in commute to Lomita and milling around, waiting for my carpool buddy to get out of work) and I get a 30 minute lunch to myself.

Thing is I was told today that I start at the other center on Monday. I'm not ready to leave all these clients to whom I've grown very attached.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 07-26-16 01:33 AM Link | Quote
Been at new center for over a week. Desperately want to transfer back to old center. This one is just run so poorly.
Cammygirl192

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Since: 08-15-15
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Posted on 07-26-16 03:42 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
Been at new center for over a week. Desperately want to transfer back to old center. This one is just run so poorly.

In what way is it run badly?
Rogue
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Posted on 07-27-16 09:53 AM Link | Quote
It's complicated to explain if you're not in the social work field. I'm a coordinator working directly with people with developmental disabilities.

Apparently I'm too "by the book" in terms of following rules and company protocol, but these are things that exist for very good reasons.

For one, they do not document properly and are sending us into the field with groups of people with essentially blank facesheets in their folders. These things are supposed to list what what medications they're taking, their allergies, history of seizures, phobias, and so on.

For another, clients are not supposed to be freely walking around the center and are to be monitored by at least one staff at all times, except for when in the restroom. I keep walking by rooms of clients, eating, and unsupervised. What if one were to choke?

It goes on forever.
Cammygirl192

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Since: 08-15-15
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Posted on 07-27-16 11:14 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
It's complicated to explain if you're not in the social work field. I'm a coordinator working directly with people with developmental disabilities.

Apparently I'm too "by the book" in terms of following rules and company protocol, but these are things that exist for very good reasons.

For one, they do not document properly and are sending us into the field with groups of people with essentially blank facesheets in their folders. These things are supposed to list what what medications they're taking, their allergies, history of seizures, phobias, and so on.

For another, clients are not supposed to be freely walking around the center and are to be monitored by at least one staff at all times, except for when in the restroom. I keep walking by rooms of clients, eating, and unsupervised. What if one were to choke?

It goes on forever.

Fucking hell the bit about documentation in particular alone makes it sound shit. God help you and the other people employed to work there

I really hope it gets better for you soon
Rogue
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Posted on 07-27-16 10:19 PM Link | Quote
I'm trying to transfer back to my old center, at fewer hours and no overtime, but it's sounding like I might have to wait 3 months since I'm on probation again since I'm at a new place. Same company, still, but it's company policy.
Xeoman

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Since: 08-14-04
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Posted on 07-31-16 08:28 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
I'm trying to transfer back to my old center, at fewer hours and no overtime, but it's sounding like I might have to wait 3 months since I'm on probation again since I'm at a new place. Same company, still, but it's company policy.

Sorry to hear here and on FB you're not liking this new position. Will it look good on the resume? There has to be a bright spot. Now you know to avoid it, easier said than done though. I definitely went through hell the last two years to get to where I am now though with a happy and awesome job finally for once.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 08-05-16 10:19 AM Link | Quote
It was a lateral transfer. I took the same position I had at my old center. I applied for the case manager position, which would have come with more responsibility, a couple dollars more an hour pay, and yeah, it looks better on a resume. This current boss I have told me she'd filled the position when I asked on her offering me activities coordinator. She lied to me. That new CM position was never filled and still isn't.

The "bright spot" is that this job pays more than my last one. The darkness in which that brightness dwells is the fact that I'm at the same pay rate I was with my old center. I'm just doing more hours to the point that I'm getting overtime every week. Thing is, I can't just clock-out when it's time to leave. Sometimes I'm kept way later for one reason or another. They suddenly wanted to hold a meeting, telling me just as I was headed out the door and kept us there 'til 6:45 (we clock out at 5:15) and Brandon was waiting in the parking lot to give me a ride home.

I've also been asked to take work home and do it because they won't tell me about this work sooner and have ridiculous deadlines and a shortage of available computers to even tackle said work whilst AT WORK.

Why this job also blows: my boss, a fairly new program director as far as I can tell since my old boss and my mom (who's been with the company 20 years) have never heard of her, really sucks at even the most basic things this center requires. For one, there is NO LAW getting laid down. The clients may as well be getting away with murder. A male client PUNCHED one of my female co-workers really hard in the chest on Tuesday. Boss hasn't even done more than acknowledge that the incident happened (my old boss would have not only talked with the guy, she would have dragged his parents into the office along with her boss and his counselor from the regional center, and then put him on suspension for at least the rest of the week) and allowed the guy to return (AND HE WAS PUT WITH ME THE DAY AFTER IT HAPPENED.)

I had another client threatening another and make like he was about to attack him. I grabbed him from behind and held him back while he flailed at the other, shouting death threats. Boss was more concerned I'd laid hands on him at all.

It seriously goes on and on. No consequences means no stopping of behaviors, something we're supposed to train the clients to eventually lessen over time. And her boss isn't any better. I went to him yesterday, since my boss was out all day, regarding a client's eloping and constant noncompliance and he pretty much went, "OK. Thanks for telling me," and then gave me a head-tilting signal to show myself out.

And client behaviors aren't the only thing not getting punished. One of my co-workers, who fancies himself the alpha male around here (doesn't help that his mother is a higher up at corporate) is also a bully. I brought up some of his bullshit to my boss whose response was, "Did you talk with him first? You should really initiate that dialogue," essentially telling me to handle this myself and that if I can't solve my own problems with a bully how could I possibly be good at helping these people I've been hired to assist.

Three weeks I've done so far. Feels like I've already been here a couple months.
Xeoman

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Posted on 08-05-16 08:13 PM Link | Quote
*mic drop*

My last or first data entry job early last year made me stop caring about pay. It was the highest paid job I've had so far, by dollars, but it was the most miserable job I've probably ever had. I didn't have a clue as to what I was doing working alongside accounting, it was all alienspeak to me. The company was far too small for my liking as well. I guess if I'm going to work for a big man, I'd rather be an invisible cog in a wheel right now than something more personal than that. There was probably ~20 people in that office, compared to hundreds where I am now and it's a 24/7 campus with all shifts. It just had an eerie vibe to it. Our boss would try to be friendly and so nice, but was this micromanaging us a crazy amount. We never got breaks. Finally made me wake up that I'm not a slave to money nor am I here to live this life just to work or try to prove something to my friends or whatever, I really got caught up in all that personally. I've been at my current job for about 8-9 months now, and it feels like two weeks compared to the 6 months I put in at that crappy job. Might even consider that some of the darkest days for me since the dreadful 2008.

I guess I'm just being a little frank here. The whole situation sounds completely out of your hands, so I couldn't see it ever changing. Which was the deal with CVS for me. In ~4 months of technically being hired under my new job after the agency, I got promoted and a bigger raise than I got for three years worth at CVS. I went through two years of hell and odd jobs to get to where I am now and it was dire at some points, but I wouldn't be here if I didn't take those risks because I wasn't happy.

If there is an end in sight as you mentioned earlier with this being a temp thing, there is that. But yeah. It sounds like you're surrounded by toxic people, dangerous elements, overworking by having to take work home... I definitely hope you can get out or there's some far better things around the corner that won't make you look back. I'm sure your intuition can pay off and you deserve much better.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 08-07-16 12:24 AM Link | Quote
I hate my job. I hate it so much. Working at home off-the-clock again. The last two times I took work home were completely fruitless in that my boss told me to essentially redo them or the thing I spent way too much time doing activity sheets for was fucking canceled in some way.

I'm not sure if I'll last the rest of the three months before just flat out giving my notice and leave the company entirely.

I've felt physically ill the past two Monday mornings and I feel no relief on Friday afternoons. Weekends are spent mentally in turmoil, thinking about how much I hate this place.

I'm glad you're at least in a better place, Xeo. And I feel you on the passage of time thing. My first year at my old job flew by so quickly. This is dragging ass. Feels like I've already been here months.
Xeoman

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Posted on 08-07-16 10:43 AM Link | Quote
Damn, yeah that's just not good Rogue. They don't deserve you, but as the cliche' dad-like saying goes you don't want to put yourself in more stress either by quitting without a good plan, option, and some savings or whatever. I made that mistake a bit last year and phew, never again... so I'm preaching to the choir a bit myself, lol.

Hope I didn't sound like I was rubbing anything in there, I just hope you end up in a much better place soon and can be proud of the struggles and trenches you walked through to get there.
Rogue
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Posted on 08-10-16 09:44 AM Link | Quote
I didn't consider it rubbing anything in. You ate more than your fair share of shit and then found something better. It's the just the way of finding things that work for you, just like the rest of us need to.

Yesterday at work was just further proof I need to get the fuck out of this place. Our program director wants to maintain this utopia that the clients can be free to roam around the center because, woo, they're all so independent. I was trained to maintain supervision at all times, and she keeps telling me it's unnecessary. We had a fire drill. Instead of going out with the rest of us and walking to the other side of the building, one of the clients left the program and walked across the street to buy soda at the Dollar Tree. He wasn't originally with his group because he's one of the ones who just wanders around the center and it's all hunky-dory.

They also assembled this "dream team" for me to go out with yesterday, comprised of two elopers (clients who wander and run away) and three that are quick to threaten physical violence and attack others. For the most part, we just rolled with it even though we inevitably had issues here and there. Two started to fight right as we were getting to the vans, for fuck's sake. Boss wouldn't change it at all, even when one of the clients asked me to take him to her to voice his concern for this group structure. She tells him, "Well, you need to challenge yourself and see how well you can do in such an environment. You're going to have a good day, OK?"

Really looking forward to being re-absorbed by my old center. Less money and a further commute, but at least I'd be back to carpooling with my mom (which I really missed doing) and hanging out in the South Bay after work. Not to mention being back with all my old clients and co-workers, whom I missed terribly.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 08-19-16 11:25 PM Link | Quote
Today was my last day at this new center, and I get to return to the old one on Monday. I feel like such an asshole for leaving in that my departure really upset the one other staff member I told. He's Filipino and seemed to think that we had a deeper relationship because of our shared heritage. He mentioned feeling like he thought he'd one day get to meet my family. I'm sure that sounds creepy to others, but in our culture it's different.

Anyway, I'm really paranoid this is all going to fall apart somehow.

Still, it's best that I'm getting out of here. I mean, we had a goddamn TB scare at this place and I caught my boss in a lie.
Xeoman

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Posted on 08-22-16 01:27 PM Link | Quote
Breath Rogue, breath!

Glad you got out. That will perhaps inspire your friend to go elsewhere too.
Cammygirl192

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Since: 08-15-15
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Posted on 08-26-16 06:18 AM Link | Quote
I'm happy you can return back to old good ways too Rogue.
Anyway, haha, I'm going out today as I said in a previous post today, should be fun. Hopefully I can get some photos and share them with the community.

Also, on the Internet, I'm going to try to get some guys I know here too, so the community expands. With the apparent demise of L4W2-Gamers this place will be quite more active, since I can put more time into it. I've been here nearly a year and remember when I was registering, because I had a can of 7-Up in my hand and was a bit sticky, with a fan in my face, the T2 theme playing from my PS3, lying in my front room with the dog.

I feel a ROM hacking forum here would be cool because a lot of people I know do ROM hacking and so did L4W2, we could also get the dying Board2 to kinda migrate here more likely if we did.

(L4W2 was my board. Same subject matter as here - general gaming. The general gaming sites as a whole are underrated nowadays.)


(Last edited by Cammygirl192 on 08-26-16 06:18 AM)
Rogue
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Posted on 08-27-16 09:53 AM Link | Quote
This past week back at my old place was so great. There were a couple low moments, but they were nothing compared to the past month I spent in hell.

Apparently my co-workers kept hearing from my old boss how hard it was to get me back, and I was frequently referred to as "the hostage."


I know nothing of ROM hacking, so I'm completely useless adding to that conversation. Sorry, Cammy!


(Last edited by Rogue on 08-27-16 03:22 PM)
Cammygirl192

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Since: 08-15-15
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Posted on 08-27-16 02:27 PM Link | Quote
Haha~ there's a lot of info here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROM_Hacking
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