2 years is a long time but it has gone so quick in my Job as a support worker with the elderly, and I must say I still absolutely love it. It is such a rewarding job, I have grown in confidence since I started there, I find it funny talking to one of the residents, he used to name me ‘the quiet one’, but a few days ago he said ‘you aren’t the quiet one anymore’ because I have come out of my shell and have grown as an individual.
The job role varies, we assist with medication, personal care, shopping, end of life care and just the individuals day to day lives. We have people with learning disability and mental illness, we have been hit, screamed at, kicked at, but we do this job because.. Well.. We care! This job isn’t for everyone, a lot of people say they don’t know how we can do it, but we love what we do
Unfortunately they have decided to drop our wages and I won’t be able to afford to stay in this job anymore, which is so sad because I love it where I am, and I really don’t want to leave, but unfortunately health care is a very poorly paid job! I’ll keep hold of all the memories and hopefully continue to grow as an individual in another job.
OMG i was so scared and i still am.
Arrived early and i got introduced to everyone, they were all lovely, then i waited for this lady to arrive who would be talking me through things and telling me what to do etc.
I spoke a bit to a lady who was opposite me on another desk, i’m not very good at talking though so tried my best. Forgot everyone’s names already. I got given a few little thing’s to do because it was my first day, like making tea’s and coffee’s for everyone and doing paperwork and stuff.
Think i found of today how ill i still am Was sitting there most of the time just thinking about painkillers and how i could go to the shop to buy some. I hate being ill like this, it’s so scary. And it’s so hard trying to concentrate on work when you’re having these thoughts etc.
I had an hour’s dinner, i didn’t know what to do at all, i can’t really go anywhere on my own so i just got outside and decided to go to see these people i know in this other office, as soon as i got into their office and they started asking how work’s going i started crying, i was so scared and so nervous. I sat with them and had my dinner with them, and just spent most of the time on facebook :3
The people were all very welcoming, i just wish i was more talkative, i hate being quiet! Hopefully i won’t be as scared and nervous tomorrow!
Thanks for all of your support. Means a lot.