I am dealing with more elder care bullshit than I like, and the level is already too high, like physical therapists who manage to make my mother worse, and nursing services who won’t just do what they are supposed to do (an at-home blood draw) but insist on subjecting you to upselling. Oh, and I thought I was super remiss on sending her will in….but her trust and estates lawyer refuses to keep one of the originals. WTF???
The agency sent a new person yesterday who proceeded to ignore the two things I said in writing to do, one being to go out and pick up a proper lunch for her and my mother. Instead I find my mother was fed a microwaved breakfast sandwich. And there was a third problem I won’t belabor. This after the agency went on about how this person was “conscientious, mature and well liked” as I should be glad to get her. Gah.
And yes, I recognize these aides are not well paid, but they really do just sit around for over 5.5 hours of a 7 hour shift. The actual work here is pretty minimal. Insubordination regarding tasks that are clearly part of their basic duties really frosts me.
And Lord knows how long it will take them to find another “conscientious, mature and well liked” person to fill the open slots (and we have another issue, that I am trying to minimize the number of people taking care of my mother so as to reduce coronavirus risk, so we may have open days, as in ones where I have to get up to be on duty, for quite a while).
As a result, no original posts, since I have to get up early to do the stuff this new person, who will no longer be coming, was supposed to do. But you should find the Richard Murphy post on People and Jobs? Or Wealth? gives you a lot to chew on.
In the Telegraph so expectedly breathless reporting. But if as written (very big if) it is a big deal. The German Constitutional Court always reserved the right to strike down CJEU rulings. But this stance was never compatible with EU law. Both jurisdictions tiptoed around each other. Until maybe now.