The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13940   Message #117528
Posted By: katlaughing
24-Sep-99 - 11:46 PM
Thread Name: Ethical Question - Handicapped Fans
Subject: RE: Ethical Question - Handicapped Fans
Thank you, Pat. I love your honesty! I just want to add, first that apparently, Rick, nobody paid any attention at all when you asked everyone to not post to this again. Second, that often the caregivers who are out on these "field trips" are paid minimum wage, treated like shit, and as a consequence, don't really give a shit, as long as they *do* what they are told and get a paycheck. Add to that, the threat of losing their jobs if they dare to second guess a higher up's decision; lack of in-depth training & education; lack of enough employees to go along; and high employee turn over rate and you get someone who does not function up to the best fo standards as a caregiver.

I am NOT saying this is the way it is for everyone, but do have direct experience through a family member who had to deal, as an employee, wiht the above conditions. That STILL does not excuse the poor choices and the disruption.