Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Update on Hubbie's Job
My response to hubbie was sue to which he said they sign a form when first hired that in casee of assault or injury they will not sue the hospital. And these forms must be signed or else you are not hired. Sorry, but I find something wrong with that. After all, you are not supplying the proper security. What was my husband to do? The hospital said he should have called the security guard. How????? He's on the third floor; the security guard is at the front entranceway downstairs. The elevator is slow. Had my husband not defended himself, who knows what this client would have done before the guard could have gotten there.
So, the days of waiting and hoping are over. It hasn't been easy. There was always hope, but deep down we both knew that employers are a 'a dime a dozen' to these places. It doesn't matter how good your work is. The bottom dollar is this: A drug addict is allowed to come into a program, assault a counselor, and get away with it. If the counselor strikes back, he loses his job. Either way, the client, who has never worked a day in his life...makes his money selling drugs to our children...wins. And it all started over a $2.50 metrocrd that my husband had no control over. Program rules--no insurance, no metrocard. The client went beserk when he was refused. At least now we know where we stand, and we can move on from here....unemployment, getting resume together, and perhaps getting back into my days of being an activist. After all, what is that program waiting for...for one of their staff to get killed?
Thanks to all of you for your support. It means so much to me.