I get paid ONLY $160 a week cash.
free room (there is a large room and a second tiny one with a private bath on the top floor for me). I am allowed to have my 2 cats with me.
but NO free FOOD as i am made to pay for ALL my own food out of my little $160 a week salary.
There is a car there for me to use for errands where the gas is paid by him. he seems to think that is a big deal for me to have a car to use,
even though 90% of it is used to run errands for him. only once in a while do I use it just for me to go out with.
i work 7 days a week for that $160 a week.
i am ONLY given a break to leave
on sunday for 4 hours
and tuesday for 4 hours
that is when they have a caregiver from an agency come in to take care of him at those times. he only gets these agency caregivers because his insurance is paying for that service.
one of those off times is for me to do HIS food shopping for the entire week.
so that means i only am given 4 hours a week off just for ME.
I NEVER have an OVERNIGHT time off... not even once
and i have been there for over 1 year so far.
having a boyfriend is impossible and so is a social life.
no bonuses, no overtime, no vacations, or Christmas bonus , NOTHING!
every once in a while i get an evening to go see my sister 2 times a month.
there is NEVER a day I do not have to do something for him.
never a day i am OFF.
I cook, I do dishes, I clean the entire house, do all his laundry,
i cut the contagious nail fungus from his toe nails when needed ...(the part-time caregiver REFUSES to to touch his feet)
... but i have to)
I give him ALL his medications and rub on him all his creams, I give him his showers, I dress him, I pick him off the floor if he falls, I help him every day to get up and be able to walk around the house or when he goes out. i drive him any where he wants to go when ever he wants to. I do ALL his errands for him day & night.
i have to get up in the middle of the night if he falls down.
I sew curtains for his house, repair his clothing if it needs to be fixed and fix other little things. I take out trash if needed, and have even done some yard work.
i told him I deserve to be getting at least $200 a week
and he does not think so
he thinks I am getting a great deal .......
a VERY great deal indeed he thinks
this make me sad to not be paid fairly
i am sad
at being treated like I am not worth enough.
i am sad that I even have to ask to be paid MORE.
I asked & he ignores me!
he is NOT poor .....
far from it
he and his wife own 4 homes in nice areas of town and have land in the country as well as they have their own business
i am sure he and his family would not want to be treated the way they treat me
but they think it is ok