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Living Well
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   Posted 4/30/2012 1:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I have put everything on hold for a visit from this housing worker who did a no show today.

She text me after the appointed time with no legitimate excuse - she merely didn't want to attend.

Why would they have people who don't care in those jobs? That funding is for housing - and it going to wages for this woman who doesn't care and don't attend the appts she makes.

It's such a huge bummer.

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   Posted 4/30/2012 4:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I just went to take my night time meds and found that I had taken them this morning.... doh!

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   Posted 4/30/2012 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
That is a bummer, and sorry about your meds. Is there anyway that you can let this woman know how disappointed you are that she didnt show up? And let her know this was important to you. That may make you feel better if you think it is worth it. Some people are so ditsy. I understand your frustration. Book another appointment and let her know that this is important to you. If she doesn't want to show, let her know you will get somebody else who cares.

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Living Well
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   Posted 4/30/2012 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Karen, I kinda need those hugs today - I'm feeling a bit vulnerable. (I was really pleased when I found out the reason for my daytime hypersomnia was a med mixup not symptoms worsening thou). I actually sent a formal complaint to the organisation. When the worker contacted me, by text, after the appt'd time I let her know how her inaction had impacted on our situation and I received no reply from her. I would not be prepared to trust her again. Time is of the essence and she seems inately unreliable. I'm not going to pin my hopes on her. There are no houses available and she's meant to be helping keep us from living in our car in four weeks. After waiting weeks for her services - she doesn't even turn up or allow for other alternatives?? Like, I could have gone to her or we could have had a phone appt. She merely wanted to take some time out of her schedule - yet be paid for it. I don't think she's responsible enough to work in a responsible job. My job however is to get us relocated in an affordable rental within the next three weeks. I rang this rent place for people on a low income. She said that I needed to find a house for $210pw. I thanked her for her wisdom and hung up. (There is no "house" available for under $300pw - and I live in the lowest socio-economic area in my city. "Houses" include duplex, townhouses and units). I know it seems outrageous, and it probably is, but I'm planning how we are going to work living out of our car. There are a lot of families who have to do it. I'll join us up at the local pool, so we can have showers. They trust me there and I'll ask them if we can park within the locked grounds for extra security at night. We can get internet connection at macca's and hungryjacks (burger king) on the wifi. I feel like crying because there are no medical services for me, there are no disability services and there are no housing services. I work at maximum capacity and it's still not nearly enough to survive, it seems. Thanks Karen, it's a really difficult time atm. I wanted to be into a new home as soon as possible, but now it just seems I'll stay where I am living to the last possible day I can - the 1st June - that's 30 days time. Four weeks of having a roof over my head and preparing for not having one :( It just sux

Post Edited (Living Well) : 5/1/2012 6:34:36 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 4/30/2012 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I hate to have to mention this, but are there any homeless shelters in your area that you could go to until you find a place to live? Or a church organization?? I hate to hear you may be living out of your vehicle. But at least you are together in this. I am hoping and praying that things work out for you. You deserve a roof over your head. Keep trying, keep looking around. I am sorry that woman was so uncaring to not show up to the appointment. Especially after she was paid. What about reporting her to the better business bureau? It isn't fair what she did. I wouldn't let it go. You paid for her services and she didn't attend. That is not right.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers LW...

Hugs to you... Karen
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   Posted 4/30/2012 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I assume this person who didn't show was some kind of social worker employed by a government agency.

If so I can offer a little insight as to why they hire and keep these people who seem so unprofessional. It is because that is often all they can get. Too often these social workers are highly underpaid and extremely overworked and the ones that often stay for any time in those jobs are the ones who know they have no where else to go.

It isnt right and I am not trying to make excuses for what this person did to you as there are none. I am merely offering an explanation.
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   Posted 5/1/2012 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both Karen and Jim,

It all seems precarious atm, but today was a much better day than yesterday. The woman who I complained about went out of her way to prove herself today. She rang the real estate to advocate for me and she gave me two numbers to ring. I already had left a message with one, who rang me back and said that they wanted me to come in tomorrow so they could help me prepare a dispute resolution application. The original worker thinks that is a fantastic score to get that amount of support from that particular service. I also have a family support worker. I had emailed to let him know I had dropped my crap. He rescheduled his day to fit me in. Then I emailed him to let him know things had improved from the seemingly impassable impasse I felt I was in yesterday. He still came for a social support visit, which was nice of him. I was hysterical last night, but calmed myself down by calling a crisis line and being on hold for an hour. I find being on hold helps to stop me crying hysterically because I don't know when someone might answer. I drank water and breathed deeply and meditated on body sensations and withstanding pain. I took half a sleeping tablet and warm milk. I kept waking up with nightmares, but I did get a few hours. I'm looking forward to a better sleep tonight. I'll still keep making sure I eat, sleep, and exercise in balance and meditate etc... Thanks... I'll pick my crap up from here - hopefully x

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   Posted 5/1/2012 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
LW,

I am so glad that you are practicing meditation. It really helps to calm the mind and body. I am glad that woman called you and did better this time. That must of been so frustrating yesterday. Keep up the hard work you are doing. I think it is working.

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Living Well
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   Posted 5/1/2012 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, I haven't woken up too well unfortunately. I feel removed from life, and I still don't feel safe enough to trust anyone, or let them into my world. I do let people in but I don't trust them. I only trust my son atm. Hopefully I'll loosen up a bit when I feel my basic need for shelter isn't shaken up. The frustrating thing is that if I was well I would breeze through the situation. I really dislike being so unwell. I see my pdoc tomorrow.

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   Posted 5/1/2012 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My neighbours from over the road came and collected my garden waste and took it to the dump. What an amazing act of kindness on a day when it meant a lot. I'll get them a card and a scratchie while I'm out.

Post Edited (Living Well) : 5/1/2012 5:20:28 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 5/1/2012 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi LW,

I am glad that your neighbors helped you. That does mean a lot. I hope that you feel better soon. Keep posting and have a good evening...

Hugs, Karen
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