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I quit yesterday because I was doing a home health case, but the clients teenage son was into to many things. He just turn 14 he drinks, smokes more than cigarettes, fights and he's on probation already. Im' not trying to sound whiney, but I think and feel like I did the right thing. I feel bad that I left but my health and safety is important too. The agency I work for seems to be mad at me for bringing these things up. They are making money hand over fist. Should I have done it different? Thanks

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Lol thanks so much guys,i feel in my heart i did the right thing.i told the agency what was going on and they replaced me with someone else oh well!! At least im out of there!!
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You did the right thing for you.. that is important
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I agree with Pam. You can't be put into a situation which jeopardizes you, which could also jeopardize the person for whom you're caring. Use that angle - if you're stressed by family dysfunctionality, you can't provide proper care, and just as importantly, you can't protect either yourself or your charge from the dysfunctional family member(s).

I would have documented everything though and told the agency every time something happened so that they had knowledge of the problems. What they could do is questionable, however, other than talking to whoever is paying them and advising of the unacceptable situation.

Still, you would have covered yourself.

Before I settled into paralegal work, I spend a lot of time temping in law firms and ran into some uncomfortable, unpleasant and downright weird situations. Even though I advised the agency with which I was working, there was little they could do - they wanted the money. So they just replaced me with another guinea pig.
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You are not expected to work in a place where neglect is evident (underage drinking) or illicit drugs are openly consumed or violence is ongoing. Your personal safety comes first. If you discussed this with your supervisor and they failed to look into the situation, you had no choice but to resign.
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