A caregiver job is hard work…long hours, few “thank yous”, and a sore back from standing on your feet most of the day. But at the end of the day, it’s worth it for the upsides – there are a few reasons why you would become a caregiver. Here are the little things that make us tick over at myCNAjobs:
Ahhh…Isn’t it nice to feel appreciated? One simple thank you goes a long way. Cherish these moments.
Knowing that your job makes a difference
Unlike many careers, caregiving makes a true difference in someone’s life. Caring for a person struggling to care for themselves is rewarding. Without people like you, the quality of life for thousands of people around the globe would be compromised.
Good stories & fun bonding times
Chit-chatting with fellow CNAs and caregivers is one of the things we love most and often hear from other in-the-trenches caregivers working in the field. No one else can quite understand (and appreciate) the life of a caregiver. From a good laugh about something your client did to a shedding a tear about a recent set back, SHARING is definitely one of the upsides of a caregiver job.
@Laurby92 puts it best: “Having a giant 2nd family basically! (wt coworkers and the residents).”
What do you love most about your caregiving job? Add to our list of upsides!