Thank you for many years of wonderful ideas that you have given me through Golden Carers. Your ideas and opportunities for networking with other activities people have been a great resource for me to access. Wishing your wonderful organisation all the best.
The new permanent facility manager abruptly terminated my contract 2 weeks before the end of my 6 months probation with no warning, citing a non-existent performance review and skewed facts. I too, wasn't allowed back.
I did look at redress but then decided against it, as this is a small area. And I also didn't want the stress.
It's interesting to note how many ads have been in the paper since then, for new staff of all persuasions in this facility. I have spoken to others in the street, and they all say the same thing - it's a very unhappy place. How can this be? And how can it be allowed to be??!! We look after people who are in their twilight years, and deserve the best. And this is what they are given!!
I have since decided to quit DT as I am sick of the overwork, underpay and lack of support and respect for what we do. In the past, I was able to ignore all that and focus on the joy and satisfaction our residents gained from the activities and programmes we delivered, WITH JOY AND ENTHUSIASM!! I know I wasn't a perfect DT, but I did made the mistake of putting my residents first and the paperwork and pen pushing second.
I know there are others out there who have had and are having good experiences in our chosen profession. It would be great to hear from them too. Cheers, Sue