21 August 2007

10 Things You Don't Like About Your Job

10 Things I Don't Like About My Job

My "job" is caring for 6 children and their father.
4 of them (all the boys) have an autism spectrum disorder (and so does the father, but he doesn't want to acknowledge it.)
2 of all the children ( a boy and a girl) have dyslexia.

OK, it's the subject of this week. I usually don't want to dwell on any of these.
But here it is: what I don't like about the job..

  1. I wake up between my work and go to sleep with it
  2. I have to deal with people who don't even bother to understand what the children go through, yet they vent their opinions, criticism and advice like it's the air they breathe out.
    I especially dislike teachers who want to punish them for not doing the normal things other children do.... so they punish them for something that is part of their handicap.
    Or in the past: people in shops telling me I should start being a proper parent. Well, meltdowns are a symptom of the handicap, like squeeking is a symptom of a wooden leg.

    Have you ever considered how the child feels, or I?
    I want to have perfect children too.
  3. I hate waiting for appointments I have made 3 or 6 months before. Especially when it's a question about how things are going, and no real positive action is taken when things are not going well. I dislike medication control without the control. (No bloodpressure etc when it needs to be measured.)
  4. I hate short nights. Children with autism spectrum disorder often sleep bad or too short.
    They also don't think about consequences of their actions.
    So I want to be awake when they are.
  5. I hate the fact that I do the same job as groupleaders and psychologist that work with these children, I have the same education, and I don't get the acknowledgement at all.
    They go home after their shift has ended, get paid well, are respected and have vacations.
    I don't.
  6. I don't like doing laundry, decluttering, tidying and all the other housekeeping jobs.
    Still I have to do them...
  7. I hate dealing with all the paperwork. Over and over the same things need to be filled in and I know they just need to start a computer and push a button to get it all on screen. Ugh!
  8. I hate the fact that life never is relaxed for a complete day.
    I have one hobby outside the home, but more times I can not go than times I can.
    I miss someone to share the job with.
  9. I hate the fact that I can't use my talents.
    I can't have a job, because too many unexepted things happen that need my care. So I try to work online a bit. But even when I have the time there are often no jobs available.
  10. I hate the fact that I'm old and worn out when all the children are at their destination and I'm finally able to travel and do my things.

Well,.. this feels like complaining and I hate that too.


Hootin'Anni 21 August 2007 at 17:43  

I'm assuming that when you state "I don't have a job" you're talking about an 'outside' job, away from home? I was a stay at home mother, counselor, cook, laundress, nurse, party coordinator...you name it. Yes, I was a stay at home mom...and it's a JOB. Highly underpaid.

Great list. Mine, too, is about housekeeping. At a retiree's age.

Patois 21 August 2007 at 23:33  

I hope next week's post is easy for you to write -- that you can easily name 10 things you love about your job.

Abel,  22 August 2007 at 10:49  

Sorry to hear things you hate. It's good to rant once in a while to release tension through writing. But look at things at the bright side.

You may want to take a look at this to feel blessed:


Hope it helps.

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