Feel like I'm being taken advantage of!
Work via agency. Client is amputee w/MRSA, cancer & additionally I take care of her Brother whom is 99% blind. Extended family moved in this summer. When I am not driving Client 70miles to the doctor, along with guiding her Brother through the Hospital I am at their house providing hands-on care. My problem is, while doing housekeeping chores the Brother and other family members demand I work diligently cleaning. I am a good worker but, I feel they're getting an excellent rate of $16 per hour for a glorified housekeeper! Not counting the hands-on care! My pay rate is $11 and the Company receives $5. I've been doing the Clients kids laundry as well, all 3 extra people. My main complaint is lifting the heavy wheelchair into the car for the 2-3trips to Hospital and Doctors per week. I do not ever ask for much but have asked the Client if she could possibly order a lift. She refuses to do so. Also, she is very inconsiderate IE: coughing in my face, and spreading her legs when putting on her prosthetic. She is very incontinent. She is very intelligent but her son-in-law has even mentioned to me how she has no manners. Today my clients Brother told me the fill in for last week (when I was out sick) worked circles around me. Hurt my feelings because I work very hard, in fact this is the hardest gig since 1980!!! I want to ask my boss if he will try to find me another Client, but I do not want my Clients NOW to know until the time comes where I can get a different assignment. I guess I am also afraid I will get even more difficult Clients. I need advice. DO I ASK MY BOSS TO BE REASSIGNED,IF SO HOW? Signed, Burned-out!