Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Spelling Bee and Betty Crocker transformed themselves into She-Devils again today. How can women be so b*tchy or is that their real selves and they only pretend to be nice when it is convenient? I can relate to men when they say they don't understand why women can be so b*tchy?! Thank God, I am not a b*tchy woman... Betty Crocker is always bending over backwards to play herself up. She always wants everybody to know when she is doing good and that she is the best worker, although it must drive her nuts because The Eye always leaves Spelling Bee in charge when he is away. Were they listening when I told The Eye that I completed "the case" last week? I didn't brag about getting it done in five days. I told my boss that I thought the case was complete, but then they asked for proof of the sister's address and then they asked for the telephone logs. I just wanted to be clear about what I would need to complete a family friend case for the next time when I have to do a case like it. Spelling Bee asked if I was going to ask for the visit on Friday as the visit that they evaluate from. She sounded offended as if I was taking a shortcut that she hadn't thought about, and she didn't like it. Grrr @ they watch everything that I do and say in my work and everything that I don't do and everything that I don't say. It is so hard working in an environment where there are no walls or privacy to do my work, because their eyes are all over me. But what I hate the most is when The Eye comes in and they try to make me nervous in front of my boss, asking me if I have done this or that.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
What a STRESSFUL week! First of all, I got behind in my work again, but I was able to get my paperwork caught up by Friday. On Monday, I was assigned to a new kid who will be turning 18 on Thursday. That means that I only had last week to complete the case and turn it in for approval. This was the fastest anyone has ever been able to complete the paperwork and get the fingerprint results, and I am the newest case manager they've got! The problem was with the fingerprint results because the new interns at the fingerprint site had problems forwarding the prints to the site that processes them. Then, they asked me for more documents, because the Sponsor was not family... BUT I completed the entire case in one week and I turned in the case for approval on Friday... Wow @ it got me behind especially since I also had to arrange a visit because the child and the Sponsor did not know each other! People at work do not know yet that I turned the case in for approval on Friday. If the case gets approved on Monday, I have to wait 24 hours to request the Stipend and then, he can be released!!!!!! I am also in the process of trying to complete two other cases at the same time, and the money order for the airfare for the kid who will be released next week should be coming in by Monday.
Another thing is that one of the medical staff was told that he will have to be demoted to direct care staff because they cannot afford to pay for two medical staff. He was puzzled about this because they never changed his salary when he went from direct care staff to medical staff. He went to school to become medical staff and he has to continue to take classes to keep his meical status, so he got upset about it, and rightfully so, so he is quitting. The thing is that he was still on probation when they told him, so I don't know if he will get unemployment. I will miss him, because I consider him a friend. This worries me because my probation is not over until February 17, but also because we are all "at will" employees, which means that they can let you go whenever they want. Scary...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I have been up since 2:30 a.m... I hope I won't fall asleep at work! I would crash for a few minutes but I will have to go out the door earlier than usual because I have to gas up. The price of gas was going down last year. What happened? It's gone up 50 cents. Wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have to gas up every other day. Prayers requested to stay awake! LOL
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
O.K., Lorenzo... Hope this tag is more to your liking. I used my body on this girl's head, by the way. LOL...
I was very disappointed in Dr. Bandaid today. You know the type: They only put a bandaid on whatever is ailing you, because they don't want to cure you. Vampire George took out blood, but then, he set it aside, even though they do all of the bloodwork there... That's more money in their pocket, because you are forced to come in for the results. Good grief. Whatsmore, they make you wait forever. I wasted all day there, but I walked out without medication. Every other doctor I have ever seen has given me meds, but Dr. Bandaid said I had to wait for the results. What is that?!# She didn't even check my ears. I wasted all day for nothing, and they don't expect the results to come back til Friday. What is that?! Oooo, that made me mad. If I go back, I am going to wait for the Physician Assistant. He may be an assistant, but he is a much better doctor than Dr. Bandaid.
Today is Carolina's birthday. We used to call her mother Maria La Loca, because she never took a bath but she always went visiting. Carolina would follow me everywhere. She was about four years old, and I was about seven. She had hair of gold and her eyes were blue. Like her mother, she was always dirty. I would clean her up with a washcloth and brush her hair until she looked like the pretty little girl that she truly was. One day, Maria was cooking beans. Carolina and her little baby sister Raquel were sleeping. Maria locked the door and went next door to visit and gossip with the neighbors. Suddenly, the curtains caught fire and Carolina was yelling for Maria to get her out, but the two little girls burned to death in the fire and there was nothing left of the little girls or of the home but ashes. Carolina was very special to me. If I hadn't been at school when it happened, I would have run into that house to save her and her sister. I will have to take some flowers to her grave this week.
Another sad thing that happened recently is that the Nun downstairs moved and didn't tell me. She probably moved when I was at work. I leave in the dark and return in the dark. Is it any wonder that I missed her?! She was my favorite tenant in the building. She left behind a spider plant that is not doing very well. I brought it in to try to doctor it back to health. Every time I water it, it will remind me of our friendship.