An educational experience of a Lifetime...
Pros: i had 100% job security, always a welcomed addition in his life, free meals, complete support of any personal accommodations that arose.
Cons: no health benefits
I was on call for a private resident 24 hours a day, seven days a week. My duties included everything from A-Z; ranging from grocery shopping, house cleaning/painting/interior design, landscaping, personal time, medication administering, meal preparation, as well as making and confirming personal/business/physician appointments, providing transportation – more... to and from, P.T. exercise, maintaining rehab treatment regiments/goals.
I did not have a "management team", as I only reported to the resident.
I had only one co-worker, with whom I rarely performed my duties during overlapping times; He and I did collaborate together on some landscape/carpentry projects. We had a perfectly balanced working relationship, with zero conflicts.
The hardest aspect of my job was being able to balance my personal time with my client's 24 hour on-call needs...though it became much easier as I found it a natural occurrence very quickly.
Above all else, the most enjoyable part of this job was seeing all of my client's hard work manifest itself in every goal that he acheived and his infinite gratitude for my presence and personal company in his life. – less