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FML - The follow-up

Today, I got fired from my job at an age care facility because I was too nice to my residents. My boss told me "They're deaf, blind and about to jump head first into the grave. We don't pay you to be kind." FML

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I think there was a bit of misunderstanding it was just my boss who thought that way, the ladies i work with are the most respectful and caring people i have ever met.
By sweet23 - / Sunday 18 August 2013 11:43 / Australia - Burleigh Heads
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  Tiryth  |  48

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  cristy91  |  48

I really don't know how or why people aren't nice. It makes everyone feel better, so long as it's not over the top and done in a patronizing way. I work in an elder care facility and it really improves the day when you see people smile after a conversation

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  mcm_3  |  48

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He doesn't sound like a sociopath at all. He sounds like an asshole. Regardless, OP, you should report this to someone. The wrongful termination and the (probable) elder abuse.

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  sweet23_fml  |  48

I have taken this issue up with the company that owns this particular facility. My previous boss has been fired, I have my job back and the new boss is really nice and seems to actually care about our residents.

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  Ameel_fml  |  48

I'll never forget when I was little I went to visit my friend's mother at her nursing home when I was little, and this poor old man was struggling to stand up and reach his walking frame. So the nurse walked over, yelled at him to hurry up, and physically pushed him out of his chair. He started crying because she hurt him, and she turned to face me and said "don't worry, he has dementia so it's not like he'll remember any of this." I was horrified. To this day, I wish I had said something. I know I was only a kid, but I wish I had told my parents or done something. I heard she ended up getting fired, but apparently that wasn't the worst she had done to the patients. Kinda makes Ben Stiller's character from Happy Gilmore look like a nice guy by comparison D:

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  jkmartinjk  |  18

^oh god please. IF Op sees the manager give the patients cruel treatment, then yes, inform the proper authorities. But, unfortunately, there's no law against being rude. For sure report the manager to /his/ boss, but not the police.

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  mnkristalyn  |  21

That is absolutely terrible. I'm a CNA in a nursing home and a lot of our residents are great people who have lived wonderful lives and want nothing more than to die comfortably. People who get in the way of that deserve to be treated like crap when they can't wipe their own butt. (:

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  IHATEFMYLIFE  |  21

Wow I can't even believe someone would say something like that. The elderly are people too and deserve just as much respect or even more because they have lived such long lives and have so much experience to share with everyone. Your boss is seriously fucked up and must have some mental problems of his own to even say something so horrible. You should definitely report his rude disrespectful ass to his higher authority if you can. It's amazing that people actually think that way about the elderly. He does know HE will be elderly one day himself. What an idiot!

By  Trivision  |  22

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  Trivision  |  22

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  hcollins1  |  22

So I reread the comment and understood it and ran out of time to edit my comment. :/ but what I tried saying is that just because you are not comment number one doesn't mean it's the end of the world!

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  AninOnin  |  17

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  CallMeMcFeelii  |  17

You can't blame the elders for that. They don't control every move the US made. That's a bold fucking statement buddy. They fought in wars that changed the fucking world. My grandpa got shot 3 times in Korea, and it's his fault we're in debt? Get your head out your ass you ungrateful piece of shit.

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  bosox29  |  17

Wow buddy you really pissed alot of people off...you must not treat your grandparents very good. I'm sure you don't walk up to them and say " hey thanks for all the debt you old bastards!" Do you? Have some respect for fuck's sake! God what douche

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  kayteakay  |  17

My grandfather and his mother escaped Nazi Germany, then started working in the war effort to save the people of this worlds asses. The things he's seen and done are fantastic and truly difficult. Respect the people who put you where you are now.

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  NoFlippinWai  |  22

Honestly, the only thing wrong with it is that being nice doesnt make money. except it the service industries. Your boss us a retard, op. Get him a good bye present and give him an application for employment at factory with no benefits and a low wage.

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  cristy91  |  22

Most prisoners leave jail, so no, they shouldn't be treated like that unless you want people entering society with even more resentment than they currently have.

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  NoFlippinWai  |  22

In the US: The greatest percentage of prisioners are people with drug charges, the greater percentage of that is marijuana. The second greatest percent are people who were victims of the economy, like someone needed diapers so they held up a liquor store. They do their time with their head down and serve their sentence because they are moral people who made bad decisions.

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  dawnimus  |  22

Watch Orange Is The New Black if you want to watch moral people who just made bad decisions. It's based on a true story and the way the prisoners are treated is appalling - there are some twisted COs around. Also it's an awesome show so I want to spread the word.

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