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    Hi all

    Following on from problems i had at my place of employment a while ago, i quit yesterday. I worked in a serious learning dissabillity and bad behaviour environment, Sunday I had 2 residents wanting to kill each other, now, these two rather large buggers were about to go hammer and axe at each other just as i walked into the room. I had to get in between them as none of the other 5 staff would and try to calm things down.

    I got kicked , punched, butted and clawed, I managed to corner one and sat him down, the other was a bit more wound up so i manhandled him to his room to try and calm him down, bugger me he give me a left hook from the devil himself hit me in the right side of my face.

    I restrained from retalliation but have been left with a very bad jaw and an aching tooth.

    Told my boss next day and I got told " its part of the job", what,,,,, hell no, I found a pot of vaseline and gave it to her, told her it would make it easier to shove her job up her ass. quit and done.

    Still, i am lefty with a very bad tooth that i may now loose, that will make 3 on the same side just from care work.

    Beware care work......


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    STONE AGE MENTALITY, move to the canada vancouver, hawaii, scandanvain countries where they appreciate people.

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    Wow, Ammit. I'm so sorry, brother. You definitely handled yourself well, considering.

    You certainly deserve better than that job. I'm glad that you will not be exposed to that anymore - though I'm sure that those who you cared for will miss you considering who they've been left with.

    I've read a lot of your threads and posts involving survival/living off the grid and have always been highly appreciative of your knowledge. If you don't have anything lined-up, I suggest that you hold some seminars if/when you are in need of funds. People will definitely pay to hear what you have to say.

    Wishing you the best, dear-friend.

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    did you really hand the boss the vaseline?

    did you really deliver the 'ass' line?

    wow. awesome. as they say over in your neck a the woods: "Good on yer, mate!"

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    Quote Posted by Ammit (here)
    Hi all

    Following on from problems i had at my place of employment a while ago, i quit yesterday. I worked in a serious learning dissabillity and bad behaviour environment, Sunday I had 2 residents wanting to kill each other, now, these two rather large buggers were about to go hammer and axe at each other just as i walked into the room. I had to get in between them as none of the other 5 staff would and try to calm things down.

    I got kicked , punched, butted and clawed, I managed to corner one and sat him down, the other was a bit more wound up so i manhandled him to his room to try and calm him down, bugger me he give me a left hook from the devil himself hit me in the right side of my face.

    I restrained from retalliation but have been left with a very bad jaw and an aching tooth.

    Told my boss next day and I got told " its part of the job", what,,,,, hell no, I found a pot of vaseline and gave it to her, told her it would make it easier to shove her job up her ass. quit and done.

    Still, i am lefty with a very bad tooth that i may now loose, that will make 3 on the same side just from care work.

    Beware care work......


    Ammit
    Wow!! That´s so cool mate! Did you really gave her the vaseline??

    I´m sure you´ll find a much better job soon, my friend!

    As far as I can remember, you wanted to quit this job for quite some time, right?

    Cheers,

    Raf.

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    Go to the doctors and have your injuries documented. Then apply for criminal injuries, that way you will have your dental bill covered. You may also suffer from various after effects of the assault which may not be obvious to you now, but will later be the case. Tell your union rep about the assault they will help you and guide you. Don't be a victim. You have rights. Get your compensation it is your right. Frances.

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    Quote Posted by Ammit (here)
    Hi all

    Following on from problems i had at my place of employment a while ago, i quit yesterday. I worked in a serious learning dissabillity and bad behaviour environment, Sunday I had 2 residents wanting to kill each other, now, these two rather large buggers were about to go hammer and axe at each other just as i walked into the room. I had to get in between them as none of the other 5 staff would and try to calm things down.

    I got kicked , punched, butted and clawed, I managed to corner one and sat him down, the other was a bit more wound up so i manhandled him to his room to try and calm him down, bugger me he give me a left hook from the devil himself hit me in the right side of my face.

    I restrained from retalliation but have been left with a very bad jaw and an aching tooth.

    Told my boss next day and I got told " its part of the job", what,,,,, hell no, I found a pot of vaseline and gave it to her, told her it would make it easier to shove her job up her ass. quit and done.

    Still, i am lefty with a very bad tooth that i may now loose, that will make 3 on the same side just from care work.

    Beware care work......


    Ammit
    Before taking on a job like that you should have expected that it was not going to be easy taking care of mentally challenged patients. On top of their mental challenges they were probably being prescribed medications that made them more psychotic. You have to be really dedicated emotionally to be able to handle such a responsible job. And it is true that you should have expected to be exposed to such extreme stress. It is a good thing you quit, this job is definitely not for you.

    By the way, I dont believe you that you gave your boss a jar of vaseline and told her to shove her job up her behind. Good luck in finding another job, hopefully one that will be more suitable for you.

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    Yes, i did hand her the tub of vaseline, and yes i am also concerned as to the staff i have left them with. i may have been harmed but they are still people with needs, i dont hate them i hate the system.
    Love. peace and Blessings to you all.

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    I bet this boss who said it was just part of the job would be quick to say how it's not part of their job. Even if it is an occupational hazard, there's no call to be such a **** about it. You showed better restraint than I would have in your situation, though I'd never have been in your situation in the first place... it takes more of a sh!t than I could ever give to do that work lol

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    Occupational hazard or not, you may have workers compensation as long as you report the teeth and cheek injury as well as the stress it has caused you right away to a doctor. THe stress alone would explain quitting the job and getting compensation (as it is the case for bank hold up even if it is a work related hazard). You may have PTSD from it even years after the event. So get to a doctor for your own sake.

    And luck for anoher job.

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    Was any form of Ho'oponopono ever applied?
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    Hi

    Im a carer in a Dementia/Alzheimer's unit in a nursing home, very tough jobs at times, management can be oblivious to the goings on with the residents, e.g. there aggression to staff and physical assaults ect,, I always found my experience with management as ignorant and egotistical, but I suppose we are dealing with humans after all!

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    Sometimes the best thing is to Leap: This sounds off topic, but I'm here to say I made the big decision, and it was the best thing for my mental, physical, and emotional health. I choose life.

    After 27 years of teaching it hit me in May, 2004, that it was time to leave. That huge life changing decision went something like this: Mind, “Woman, what do you thing you are doing? Are you nuts?”; Emotions, butterflies and excitement; Higher Self, peaceful, inner knowing, new leg of the journey. My life goal had become a search for the “State of Peace”. By the middle June, I walked away from the security of a job and chose to live a small, fulfilled life. By today’s standards, I’m poor but I feel like a millionaire.

    2012 Goal: My goal for this year as it’s always been is to assist in raising consciousness. So that we all can move into this next great leg of our journey. So the label is “retired” with a small web and graphics business in an apartment. I spend most of my waking days in reflections, reading, writing, walks, all the stuff that everyone else does, but now have more time to do it.

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    Quote Posted by frances (here)
    Go to the doctors and have your injuries documented. Then apply for criminal injuries, that way you will have your dental bill covered. You may also suffer from various after effects of the assault which may not be obvious to you now, but will later be the case. Tell your union rep about the assault they will help you and guide you. Don't be a victim. You have rights. Get your compensation it is your right. Frances.

    I second that!!!! Take pictures, write all of it down, every single detail. And isn;t there anything like workmans comp you could have taken? BTW LOVE LOVE the vaseline statement. Kudos.

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    Hello Ammit

    You must be working in one of this small, unorganized, untrained, unfunded government or private organisation then the public doesn’t now exist or if they would see how this works, they would be appolled about. So yes I have been there! I was appointed with highly aggressive mentally handicapped patients, psy urgency and psy intensive care and deficient with serious learning disability.

    There are training to deal with these types of situations, mentally, psychologically, and there are step that go up as these situation are being dealt with. A type of situation like this is going from seeing a client (patient) having concerns or mood change climbing up the ladder to the other extremity of a physical restraint. But all of these types of actions are done as a team and not as a solo situation.

    When I hear then your boss did say that, tells me a lot. Run away from this type of job and don’t look back. There are some very good jobs in this field but you must be selective. What you did live is the make money or save money and don’t give service and security to employee and client (patient).

    I wish you the best. Take care of that tooth. You should have done your medical side before having left your job, sorry to say that! They will not help you there. But in any case, move on my friend, don’t stop on this, it is not worth it!

    Peace and love to all

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    All healing to you and your poor teeth.

    I think you'll be able to fix them.
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    Hi AMMiT,

    So sorry to hear of what has happened. I definitely understand why you chose to leave. It sounds as if this was a badly run program without enough staff to deal with such issues. I agree with the others about making sure that you have these injuries documented. In order to get them on record as proof of how badly understaffed the place is and for your own protection. I work in emergency medicine in a large city here is the STATES and totally understand about how you can be attacked in these psychotic episodes. Please make sure you get medically checked out and do be aware that these incidents can lead to PTSD.

    Best wishes to you.

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    I admire your courage,
    I could never do such a job, I'm a patient person but the physical violence would push me over the edge and i would react.
    Not proud of admitting that but i loose myself when someone gets physical and i do the same.

    Your a head above me friend.
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    And I thought my job was bad.

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    I admire how patience you are. Patience helps you act and not react. Not many people like you... a big hug to you Ammit.

    Thanks for being here with us.
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