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How it went down....

Well it looks like Friday October 19th is going to be my last day at Bayada...  It's been a long road over these last two years and while I am scared to death, I know I made the right decision...

So without getting to cathartic here, let me tell you what happened.

I'm sitting at my desk getting some stuff done and Joann calls me from downstairs and asks, "I got your letter.  Is this what you really want?"  And without hesitation I say, "Yes."  And she asks again, "Are you sure?"  And I say again without hesitation, "Yes."  So then she says, "Okay.  Then I wish you well."  She asks if I have another job lined up and I told her the truth that I didn't and I she asked how I wanted to tell the staff and I told her that the entire field staff knew and she was just floored by that (So much so that when she left the general announcement over voicemail she added that part in).


I feel so drained and depressed.  I'm worried about money and if I'll be able to find a job...  I'm scared to death to start my wedding consulting business, but its better to at least start that then sit around expecting clients to flock to me by osmosis...  I don't know.  I know deep down I'm making the right decision, but why do I feel so depressed and scared?

Hopefully these feelings will pass soon.  For the time being I'm going to continue to send out my resume and hope someone else will take me on as an employee until I can get the consulting thing cranking.  Here's hoping for the best!



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Oct. 12th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
*pats your shoulder* You did what you had to do.

Think about it: Sure, you may or may not be jobless in between. (Can you collect unemployment in your area?) But if you stayed there much longer, you'd end up like my dad; he stayed at his old job too long and ended up with a heart attack at the job.

Wish you the best in your business and your job hunt.

Oct. 16th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC)
Thanks Hunty... Because I'm quitting, I can't collect unemployment. Besides Joann is such a bitch she wouldn't let me do it anyway. But I'm hopeful I can find something soon.
Oct. 12th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Change is tough, but there isn't any way to advance without it. You know you made the right choice, have faith in yourself. You'll land on your feet, I'm sure :)
Oct. 16th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC)
Thanks Lisa... Ugh, change is tough and it's scary to boot. But I know I've made the right choice and I actually do feel much better already.
Oct. 12th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
Starting your own business will be rough. If you don't mind me asking, what exactly does a wedding consultant do? Things will be slow at first since you're still new to this, but you have to build up your reputation somehow, right? I was thinking it might be better to do your wedding consultant business part-time at first and work for someone else full-time. At least that way you'll have some sort of income.

I wish you the best of luck. I need to go out and start filling applications myself. Being broke is no fun. :P
Oct. 16th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
A wedding consultant plans every aspect of the wedding. From finding caterers and booking banquet halls. They also create a timetable for the wedding day itself to keep everything running smoothly. Also if there's a problem during the wedding, say like with a photographer or something, someone would bring that problem to me and not the couple so they don't have to worry. Its a lot of work, but I'm up for the challenge.

Yeah, I want to find something part time so at least I'll have some money coming in. Being broke does suck and I'd much rather have a little money coming in then none at all...
Oct. 12th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
I understand it must be scary, hell, you're so much braver than I could ever be. But I'm sure everything goes well.

Best of luck ♥
Oct. 16th, 2007 09:30 am (UTC)
Thank you Zizou... It's scary... Really, really scary, but I know this is the right thing to do. I'm hoping everything works out.
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
I'm proud of you Aachan, when I give up my job, I'm going to take your example into account!!!
Oct. 16th, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
Thank you Anonymous Stranger, that is very kind of you. I'm glad to be a good example.
Oct. 14th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
A' I know its hard at first, and it will feel weird until you can find another job. But in the long run this is the best thing for you. That job was too unhealthy for you and wasn't helping your life in anyway. Its good to get a paycheck, but at the cost of working for Bayada its not worth it. You'll be fine, it may take a while to find something else, but you WILL find another job and in this time you can focus on yourself and gettng your wedding consulting off the ground. Call me anytime you need to talk. I'm always here for you. Hugs****
Oct. 16th, 2007 09:35 am (UTC)
Thanks Jamie... You're right, working there wasn't healthy. Those women were off the damn wall all the time and it wasn't good for me. Like, I learned a lot in those two years (mostly how not to over react in a crisis), but still, a bad day there was like a bad day in hell. Long, pointless, and never ending.

I'm hopeful I'll be able to find another job soon cause it will feel weird not having anywhere to go next Monday morning (and it will feel really weird not going to work with Mom anymore), but in the end, I know this is best for me.
Dec. 6th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
I did a search on Bayada and saw this...
I am a nurse and am very upset at the case I was set out to do and the way I was treated by the patient - I'm sad b/c it was only my 4th day on this case and I am qutting I am nota quttter type unless I'm crapped upon and that I was - long stor short the stffing supervisor is nasty and laid a massive gulit trip on me when I called out after I was told the client did not like the way I mentioned having a hot flash this client had fired a few nurses i hear off the cae I was not going to be one b/c of her dementia..God only knows what this person may say next! scary very scary!
Gottta laugh actually at making a big deal over my mention of my hot flash
At my other job I get many letters for being so good with the families and pateints!! why this ..I feel like it's nightmare and I just began!
I had called 24 hrs prior to hearing this hot flash gab and felt and stated I felt this case I was on was too risky - it was! long story.
So now I want to resign and say no ty to any case before they send me the no ty letter lol.
I was told on the phone "it was fine"..we will repalce you...then I'm told how afful i am.
Honestly...I can hardly type I'm so upset.
I only took this job b/c I knew the nurse manager ...and thought it would be a nice place to work to break up the sadness of the type of job i do now in my Nursing (I'm being vague to cover my ass)one nurse on this case was deamening to me on day one and the high profile client has everyone on pins and needles..it's sick.
I also did it for a break as I'm a nurse pt. time somewhere else.
Wish I had never stepped foot in Bayada!
Ok I'm done.
my email love to talk..is this common for this company?
I wish you well and I'm happy that you quit!
Nurse Patty my alias in case someone sees this LOL!
Ok I'm off to cry

Dec. 7th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
Re: I did a search on Bayada and saw this...
Hi Nurse Patty... Yeah there seem to be all kinds of horror stories related to Bayada. While I got along with some of my co-works and the field staff loved me to death, Joann just never gave me the respect I deserved. She always had her opinions and she's one of those people that once she forms an opinion about you, it never EVER changes. She's also one of those people that nothing is ever good enough, which is very sad. A director isn't supposed to be like that.

It was hard working there for two years with no encouragement and Zero respect, which from what you're telling me is common place. I know the field staff are continually dumped on and heaven forbid they have a "special" client.... Oh my God... You'll be expected to put up with any type of abuse because either they're famous, rich, or a personal friend of Mark or something, please!

I know the nurses and therapy staff are good and I know how hard you guys would work. I know how much you guys care for your patients. And I used to treat the field staff like gold, even when they would use me as their scapegoat, I would still go above and beyond to protect them even at the risk of my own job (something else my former boss couldn't believe I would do). But I knew just how hard you guys had it out there (in the rain, snow, heat, and cold to see patients) and I could never understand why you guys were treated so poorly at times. Hi, the name is Bayada Nurses... Without your nurse staff, you're nothing!

But don't let it make you sad. Certain types of people fit in that company and others just don't. Be happy you're not there anymore, as I am. I make less money, yes, but my new boss is kind, not judgmental, respectful, and I hear how valued I am everyday as I hope your new boss is.

I'll be emailing you soon. Take care and all the best to you!
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