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Win-Win [Jul. 9th, 2018|08:21 am]
Tony Grist
"B" says she likes her work as a carer because old people have interesting stories to tell and aren't competitive and don't put you down.

I'm not sure whether she thinks of Ailz and me as "old people" but I suspect she does. We don't need helping to the toilet yet but we've been around for nearly half a century longer than she has.

For my part I like dealing with the young because- well- they're young.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-07-09 11:09 am (UTC)
one of the things I DID appreciate about my job at SUCOL was my contact with young people.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-07-09 02:14 pm (UTC)
The young cheer me up. And teach me things I didn't know.
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From: ambezi
2018-07-09 11:42 am (UTC)
"Dealing with" is a bit negative, I'd prefer "interacting with". However, sometimes either description can be hard work.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-07-09 02:11 pm (UTC)
I take your point.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-07-09 01:45 pm (UTC)

I have a friend who spent two years as a carer for a very elderly woman who was apparently very unkind and critical. And then there are the carers who commit elder abuse. I like to think those are the exceptions and that there is a natural balance between old and young.



Edited at 2018-07-09 01:45 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-07-09 02:14 pm (UTC)
My mother's carers have clients they like and others they don't. "B" was talking about a client's husband who badgers her to do chores she's not actually contracted to do.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-07-09 02:38 pm (UTC)
And we also know more than them which is a bonus.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-07-09 07:06 pm (UTC)
So we can play at being wise. Yes, that can be fun.
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