When one writes up a list with more negatives then positives; it's time to do something about it.
My husband was hoping his job would be rewarding. He was hired as an art teacher for adults with special needs. There's a lot more to his title that he was never told about.
- He's had to work with one adult in particular that has to have his pockets checked for weapons every time he comes in the building. This adult has tried to hurt himself as well as goes up and hits others. He spit in my husband's face last week. My husband can't do anything about it.
- Another person is violent. She got mad that she was unable to sit on "her" seat in the van. She got out, and proceeded to beat my husband with her fists. He couldn't do anything other than block himself.
- He can't go anywhere during his lunch break due to the fact that he has to stay with the adults he's responsible for. Therefore he never gets a break, while he's at work.
- He never knows when he'll get home. He has to chart, and drive a van at the end of the day, so timing at home gets difficult.
- He had a pay cut from his last job, and the commute is further away.
- He has yet to be able to work with the adults on art projects because some are too low to function well enough to work on art, while others are physically able, but emotionally unable to function on art.
- We're having to pay into before and after care for our children - when before we didn't.
- He has to come home and research about his clients for the following day, and work on charting.
- Other clients beat up on other clients, so the good clients end up leaving. :(
He told them he is in fact leaving. The managers were upset. That's one more person they have to train.
We both think that this place should be hiring nurses and CNA's that understand what goes into the client's care. Let them know that art is part of the deal. Anyone can help someone slop paint on a canvas. Not everyone can be a caregiver.
So my husband was trying to give it a go. It just didn't work out.
His old boss called to tell him that the dental lab was sold to someone else. They are swamped. He is paying Travis double to come in to do some cases before the business sells. His old boss never had it out for Travis. His old boss just really made some bad business decisions. We'll see less of Dad for the next 2 weeks. He's working at the lab, and is finishing his job as an "Art" Instructor that never really was an Art Instructor.
After that we'll see what the future holds. One artist is looking for an assistant 20 hours a week, there's a non-profit that has art classes for kids during the summer, and he models. All those little things are opportunities.
Am I worried about the future? Yes that's a Mom's job to worry. I was worried about my husband's safety at his current job. I worried that he'd get majorly attacked. I worried that our kids would regress because he wasn't around as much. I worried that my husband would hate his life. I'm glad he's putting in writing that he's quitting. I only wish that he would have known what he was getting into prior to getting into it.