Post by bettyhomewrecker33 on Jul 13, 2012 8:54:26 GMT -5
Backstory- Every week I volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in downtown. It's usually just a three hour shift or so, and normally you just work the front desk, answer the phone, clean rooms when families are gone, and get to play with the kids a bit, talk to the parents who enjoy having conversations with adults who aren't doctors. It's honestly one of my favorite things about my week.
I was working there last night, and was working with a lady who just started volunteering as well. There's a long term patient who's family stays at the House, and he and his mother came in late last night from treatment. The mother asked us to hold her son, who's 2 years old and was sleepy and exhausted from a long day at the hospital, while she got some groceries and things out of the car and got her younger daughter ready for bed. This isn't an unusual request.
The new woman working with me went on and on about how "gross" this little boy looked after his mom dropped him with us, with tubes and everything sticking out of him, and refused to hold him, so I did. She then went on about how the kids freak her out a bit, and that she's just trying to network to get into Junior League since some members work here, and she didn't think she'd be doing anything hands on.
I took the boy to another room, and read to him until his mom was done with what she had to do, then went back to the front desk and essentially tore this bitch a new asshole for being such a heartless queef demon.
There's really no point to this post, just that all morning I can't help but HATE this woman for shunning these kids and try to use them at the same time for her own gain. I hope she's not working the same shift as me next week.
Post by bettyhomewrecker33 on Jul 13, 2012 9:02:17 GMT -5
No, she said that I was overreacting because she wasn't talking about MY kid, and then tried to explain to me that no one does anything for free, there's always a motive and everyone here is just gullible and naive.
Yeah, she sucks. We had to stay at a RMCD house while my daughter was hospitalized and i don't know what we would have done without it and I hate that someone like your co worker would even be associated with the organization. Ew.
Unbelievable. But don't feel bad about humanity; most people are not like that. There are all those people who helped make the entire foundation you work at, who built those houses for those families of those poor sick kids; so much goodness. And a cockroach got in the front door, that's all. Good for you for crushing her maybe she'll be able to be a better person.
When I am in PA I volunteer at a similar type place - a children's hospice where all the kids are intubated and very sick. I can never imagine anyone ever saying anything like that around kids. You HAVE to say something. That is horrible!
Post by Captain Serious on Jul 13, 2012 9:11:16 GMT -5
As a person who's had to use the Ronald McDonald House, I can't tell you how disgusted I am about this woman. Being able to go someplace for a few hours of rest and not having to stress about where to stay or anything while M was having his surgery was the biggest godsend, and we only needed it for a short while. I can't imagine how much it means to families that actually need it.
Please do not hold back in your evaluation of this woman. I'd go so far as to recommend she either be removed from the position or have to work a job that does not entail her interacting with any of the families. I also can't beg you enough to reach out to the junior league and let them know what she said. They should know.
Nurse Cramer had stopped speaking to Nurse Duckett, her best friend, because of her liaison with Yossarian, but still went everywhere with Nurse Duckett since Nurse Duckett was her best friend....Nurse Cramer was prepared to begin talking to Nurse Duckett again if she repented and apologized.
Post by firedancer49 on Jul 13, 2012 9:12:55 GMT -5
Whatabitch. That is not the right place for her to be at all.. please please please write a bad review, and even tell the supervisor that you would like to talk to her face to face about it for more detail.
That's just disgusting. I really hope you tell the coordinator what she said. I can understand being intimidated by the tubes and not wanting to hurt the baby, but what she said is just inexcusable.
I understand being intimidated or uncomfortable with the tubes, we do have volunteers here who still get uncomfortable from time to time because they don't want to hurt a child, and they just speak up to another worker and that's that. I don't think there's anything wrong with that and actually think it's a GOOD thing to speak up if you're not sure you can't help a child be comfortable. I was just blown away by her words.
If she stays, I'm sure they'll switch her to fundraising or party planning so she's not around the kids and parents anymore.
The fact that she was saying all of this while the child was in the room is what sickens me the most.
This makes me want to cry. Like that little boy, or any sick child, needs to hear they are gross!?!?! WTMF.
I would be requesting that she is no longer allowed to volunteer and I would be sending a copy of my review to the JL membership board. Girl would be shunned by everyone if I had my way. You just don't do that.
Betty- good on you for handling the situation so well. I don't know if I could have remained as calm.
Post by gravytrain225 on Jul 13, 2012 9:19:16 GMT -5
I very rarely tear up at stories on here, but this did it. What a bitch. You are right, it is so much worse that she said it with the kid in the same room. I'd be seething if I were you, and try my hardest to get her in so much trouble.