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Originally posted by dreamseeker
reply to post by ldyserenity
12 hours a day without a break when I have severe anxieties they might end up committing me lol. This job is a mental health tech what I do is everything that the nurses,Drs or psychologists don't have time to do. I talked to someone who did this job and he told me he had to leave or go insane.
I love helping people but sometimes mental hospitals a patient might flip out and then you have to babysit them in a locked room. I just think this is very abusive to have employees work in a stressful environment for more than 6 hours a day espically without a break. They don't allow you to have a lunch break and you can't eat with the patients. They allow 3 5 minute bathroom breaks but anymore they doc your pay. Believe when they said 12 hours I asked the whole breakdown of breaks. I asked about when do I eat. They told me either before I come to work or after. If I could do 12 hour shifts I would not be on disablity and right now I would be making at least $30k per year as I have a Master's in Psychology.
I admire anyone who could do this job for 12 hours!