In order to understand this blog, you need to look at http://40andoverblog.com/?p=5720 for the back story. Suffice it to say that I avoided replacing one of Dad’s aides for one year because I didn’t think that personality issues should decide whether a person has a job. Especially in this economy. But there were other issues. And when push came to shove, I had to choose Dad’s comfort above all.
We committed to pay for her kids’ immigration processes. We overlooked so much. But with a heavy heart, I made a decision after one year of wishing the problem away.
Not too long after the agency promised me that the aide would be re-assigned, I received this text from the aide:
“Seasons greetings to you and your family.IT was my pleasure working with you dad for over ayear.I am sure you had a wonder ful xmas with your family. I do not have money, or know anyone of influence that can take a persons job and by doing so take bread out of their family’s mouth, what I do have is my truth, honesty,and integrity. I have endured seven(7) months bulling, harassment and spitefullness at the hands of [the aide whom Dad adores]. Anyway goodluck with the Wolf in sheep clothing Re [aide whom Dad adores]. WITH time you will see the truth.All the best to you and family.with love [fired aide]”
It is over a month since I received this email and it remains a dagger in my heart.
What I did was right but not fair or moral to everyone. And I have to be good with that.