My job as nurse aide is a mixed bag of stuff. It can be emotionally and physically demanding. My pain level is at a 15 on most days. Today was my fourth day in a row. If I had a nice quiet desk job, I would not complain about the fourth day in a row. My job is not nice and quiet. It can also be messy. I can’t tell you about the mess – it’s just too much information.
I’ve seen people walk off of the job because they can’t handle it. Some days, I’m not sure how I make it through until the end of the shift. Other days, I don’t think I’ll make it until the end of the week.
It’s not all bad. Some of the residents joke around and that’s fun. I get to fix hair and that’s fun for me. When the residents let me pick out their clothes, it’s pretty cool. Except when they hate everything I pick out. I’m not sure how that happens. It’s their clothes that they bought. Anyway, enough about work. Let’s watch a video.