Sunday, June 7, 2009

just a bit frustrated

I'm not sure where this post is going to go, so I apologize in advance if I offend anyone.  I'm tired.  I'm a bit grumpy.  And a bit pissed off.  

So, I worked at the shelter today, in the detox unit.  I haven't worked there in ages, so it was kind of nice.  

We had a client in the office tonight who was ready to discharge because I would let her break the rules.  Apparently other staff let her break this rule and she couldn't believe I wouldn't.  I tell my coworker, that with the letter already on my file, I really can't afford to break any rules and that I'm documenting this all SUPER well so that it doesn't come back and haunt me later if the client reports me.  So then, I go do some laundry, and when I come back, the staff member tells me that she explained to the client that I was in trouble over something else and couldn't risk it.  I was NOT impressed.  That's my business and the client does NOT need to know that.  Hardly professional.  


Brother Frankie said...

rule number one...

never let an addict controll the

we dont like rules...
we will control you any way we can...

we ar very, very good at breaking the rules, we are so good, we would have you actually thinking it was your idea..

Just my experience..

Be Blessed

Brother Frankie
A Biker for Christ

Brandice said...

This is bordering on specific enough to warrant some ethical issues if someone were to stumble upon this (coworkers or this particular patient). Just a cautionary heads up. I usually think about blog entries about social work and picture the specific patient or coworker I'm thinking of reading the entry. If they wouldn't be able to be sure if the entry was about them or even related to them, then I've been sufficiently vague and ethically appropriate. Just be careful since the internet remembers *everything* and you'd be surprised how people stumble upon things.

Be well!