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A Nasty Bit of Business...

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on May 1, 2009 - 4:40pm

Well guys, I know you have better things to do than come here and listen to someone complain but today I found out a nasty bit of business about the provider care system. But here's a question first: Did you know a provider can just quit without telling their client that they're quitting or why? My provider took a job a few days ago and tells me today that she's quitting because the job is too physically difficult for her. Which I completely understand. So I asked her if she's going to call the client to tell them and she said no. Then I said Why Not? and she said that she's not required to. If that's not enough of a kick in the head I found out from her that she knows someone who knows my previous provider (Carolyn) and she knows why she quit but she's not going to tell me. Isn't that unbelievable? So basically what it comes down to is this...the providers protect each other and the agencies protect the providers. Which means that the clients are left wondering where their provider is and whether they are even going to show up. Even when the agency tells the client they quit no one is required (or feels the need to) tell them anything. So you're left wondering if you mistakenly said or did something wrong or if the issue is theirs. No one seems to understand that it's not just a job and that it IS personal. When you're counting on someone and they just quit without telling you then it is personal. Maybe not on their part but it is on yours. Do I really have to say that it makes me (and possibly others) feel like the enemy? I mean really...where's the respect? Sorry about the griping but it is really irking! Talk to you later, Roger

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