I've been working for Normal Life a branch of ResCare for a year now and I have not had a raise or even an evaluation. I work from 8a-4p, I don't get a break or lunch and I make $7.05 an hour for taking care of 8 special needs men who are all low functioning. I have co-workers in the group home that I work at who have been there for over 2 years that haven't recieved a raise or evaluation either.
I am just wondering how a company can get away with this? Is there someone or something out there that could help us? Is this a normal pay for this type of work?
This all set me off on an angry kick when we where in a meeting last month and raises where brought up and the Director of Normal Life got up and said that we are on a budget freeze and if you don't like it there's the door. Then, last week I went to the office and there was a UPS truck unloading new Dell Computers. Come to find out that the Director had order new computers for everyone in the office (not group homes). When they all ready had nice computer in the office. He said he is giving the old computers to the group homes all except the one I am working at because "saying they are to low functioning"
I have recently found out that the QMRP over the Brazil, IN homes has took money out of one of the residents accounts to pay her car payment and didn't return the money. Some of the home managers go and buy grociers for the group home and take some of the residents food home with them. Also, some do that with clothes say they are buying clothes for the resident and the resident never gets the clothes.
How low can people get stealing food and clothes from Handicapped/Special needs people!!
Conserned Normal Life Employee
Terre Haute, Indiana