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My patient lives at home with her husband who is in good condition. A lady and I swap days at their home taking care of the wife (our patient). The husband is very fond of the other lady. Never rude or disrespectful. Never asks her to do anything and always asks when she’ll be there. He is nice to me, don’t get me wrong, but does things like scoot his plate and cup over to me after he’s done eating, pick up his glass and shake it at me (hinting he needs a refill) etc. What I’m wondering is, is this something I just need to grin and bear? Or is there a point where I can confront him about treating us differently? Also, one daughter has always paid us and done our schedule. Her husband is undergoing surgery so she has asked her sister (who usually isn’t involved in our pay/scheduling) to sign our checks because she’s going to spend all her time with her husband. I have always been paid for the time I have been scheduled, even if I didn’t stay the whole time. That’s what the daughter who pays me has always told me. There are several reasons but the main one she says, is because she knows when I’m here I devote all of my time with her mom. Anyways now that’s she’s not writing my checks for the next few weeks, the other daughter that is, insists that we call from the house phone when we arrive at our patients house and when we leave. And that’s how she’s going to keep up our time and pay us. She said she’s not paying me for the full 12 hours if I’m not here. Even though I’ve been here over a year and always been paid one way. The money that they use to pay us is coming from our patients account, not theirs. So the only difference is she’s signing the check. I’m doing the same work just as hard for the same patient. How is this allowed? Again, do I have to grin and bear it?

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I have to add, I used to clean houses and it drove me crazy when people would watch the clock to make sure I didn't leave 5 or 10 minutes early so I had to look busy until I could leave, even though I had finished. As I became more experienced I learned to quote for the job and not by the hour, something you might want to keep in mind for the future.
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I would say it is very nice of the one sister to pay you when you are not there, but why would you not be there for your entire shift? The professional thing to do would to be on time and leave on time.

As for the other, don't worry about how he treats the other person. You cannot dictate those kinds of things. However, if he is being rude, I would definitely address it in a professional manner.
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While it's hard for an employer to take back a perk once you have become accustomed to it you should keep in mind that receiving full pay for a partial shift is a perk, not a right (unless it is written in your contract). Grin and bear it? The choice is yours, but since this is a temporary arrangement I probably would.
As for the husband treating your coworker differently, how do you know? Unless you are sitting there observing his behaviour you only have her word to go by, and it could be that she is just more tolerant of him and doesn't find his manners (or lack of) offensive.
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