reply to post by reddwhite
I will jump in on this one!! I know the battle!! I am working everyday just to get a paycheck. The best option is to work two jobs, but my main job
insist that I work every other weekend. So, unless I can get them to just let me work Monday through Friday..then I am screwed up on getting my
weekend work. I could be working my full time Monday through Friday..and 12 hour shifts of Sat. and Sun..this is my only way to clear the 500.00 a
week that I need. My physical body falls apart when I do this..so now..atleast 12 Hour shifts on 2 or 3 days that I am off in a 2 week period. I
always go to my employer and tell them I need extra hours to pay my healthcare!! I work in healthcare!! I need housing assistance so that me and my
children have our own home..but I was told that I am over the limit because of my overtime..My job pays only around 19,000 a year..and I made 22,000
with my overtime..the housing limit is 20,000 a year in the county that I applied in..If I apply in a county nearby that I hate..the limit is
27,000..I have not attempted that yet..I am talking about HUD Housing Limits..oh and there is like a 500 persons waiting list..so we are talking about
maybe 1 year waiting period...
I work in one of the most dangerous jobs in the world..meaning Bio-Hazzard..around human waste...all day long..but it is not labeled as such..My
biggest daily threat everyday is MRSA..and airbourne illness..they dont warn us about contact pre-cautions until its to late..I mean they are not
tested until after they are already in the building..MRSA can get on bed linens, towels, bed rails, door knobs..etc..so all of us are as careful as we
can be. I love the people that I take care of..but there is such a danger in catching things you cannot see. I have 4 residents that need antibotics
for a resp-infection..but the doctor will not give them any..I have been fighting for 2 weeks to convince them..finally tonight..they are going to do
chest ex-rays..and then maybe they will get their antibotics..I knew about a week ago..the same issue was going around again..so I started myself on
antibotics..because I knew..I would be catching the same thing..when you take care of sick people..you are more than likely going to catch
something..no matter how hard you try to protect yourself. If I know that someone is sick and they are not being treated yet..and I go in with a mask
on..they will ask me..why are you wearing a mask?? I went in today and my resident had bowel movement all over him..just sitting in the bathroom..I
called for assistance and got a gown, mask, and gloves..so I did not get this on me..I gave him a complete shower..I cleaned the room, and left the
area..Basically, I just have to block allot of this out! This just comes with the job.
Back to the healthcare bill..I cant afford my healthcare now. I only make 10.24 an hour and my insurance is 360.00 a month to cover me and my youngest
son. If I need a doctor visit..it will cost me 25.00 co-pay..10.00 gas to get there and back home..and 10.00 for the medicine..so we are talking 45.00
each time..If they dont treat everyone at my workplace with antibotics at the same time..I am screwed..I get better and go back to work..and catch the
same thing again...My advice- when you go into a rest-home..please wear gloves and mask..you have no clue what you are walking into.
As far as Dental Insurance- My dentist charges 600.00 for a filing..My insurance only covers 80%..so I have to come up with a 100.00 yearly
deductable..and around 120.00 cash per tooth to get fixed..I need around 5 filings now..I do not have the cash on hand..so I am using DENTECH from
Walmart..wonderful product when you cannot afford to get to the dentist!!
Vision Insurance..I have that but cant afford to use that either..I think the co-pay is like 25.00 and I get the check-up and then they will cover
like 200.00 towards the glasses..but you have to go to where they want you to go..not Lens Crafters..where I would go..so everyone at work tells me
that I will need another 200.00 in cash to get good glasses..well I dont have any extra cash to use my wonderful vision insurance..so I am just going
You know..I really would like them to take their healthcare and just blank it!! Personally, I am sick of all of it!!
I picture myself working until the day..I just fall over..Basically, I have decided that when my children turn 30..and can take care of themselves..I
am leaving this damn country!! American Dream..Give me a break! It does not exist!