Social Media - Too Big For Their Britches!

Yes, this was on my mind most of the morning, yesterday. So, I went driving around to make a video about it, when Adam called to ask if I had received a call back from one of them from the day before. Of course, I hadn't. But, I made a video of my thoughts before then, and will make another video about the rest, eventually, maybe.

Once Again..

It's been months since I've been here, once again. Just keeping my spot. Seems like I'm living in something similar to the movie Ground Hog Day..

What Happened Here..?

When I started on LJ, it was used mainly for people who were writing in an online diary (journal). I really haven't been looking around it in years. But, what it seems more to me now is that it's more like an old-style listserv/discussion groups. Am I just not seeing the online diary types?

Working In Senior Living Communities (SLCs)..

Yesterday, I noticed that I had another call from another SLC, and from the same area code in Texas as the one that had called the day before. As it turned out, they were two doors down from one another. And, I do believe that I have figured it out. They must have been surprise inspected by State, and didn't have an Activity Director (AD), which is what I am. A certified AD.

Getting a job in this field has been rough. I started just over 2 years ago working as a volunteer in a Memory Care (MC) unit. That would be for people with dementia. Very nice, very expensive place, btw. And, the woman I worked with suggested that I go for my certification. It took about a year 1/2 to get it, but I did. Two 16 week courses, two 16 week internships.

All the while, I was trying to find a job in this field as an AD, but it just wasn't happening. I figured it was that I needed my certification, first. That just wasn't the case. I had found 3 before then, and they were all BAD. Don't think what you see on TV are isolated cases. Then, I found one after my certification, and it was even worse. Sigh.

So, I changed my direction. I'm looking to be the Executive Director (ED). But, I haven't started to apply for any, yet. Actually, I did one, but never heard from them. I didn't do the online application right, though. So, this year, I am going to redo my resume, and start applying for jobs as the ED. I have the education for it. I would like to have more experience, but see above.

What bothers me? These places are often run by big corporations, and are ruthless in what they want, how they do it, etc. And, even though these places advertise that they have activity programs, with the ones I've seen, they seldom have an AD, and an activity program in place. Taking money from these elderly people, promising them activities, but no..

Sigh.

Maybe I'll write more about this, eventually..

Starting Off Grumbling..

For years now, I've been using OD to write my entries, and would get on here when OD was down. Well, OD has been down a lot in the past few months (or so). So many people were talking about going to PB. I don't care for it. Too much other junk is on it, and the space for the entry is actually little. I have told people about LJ, instead. So, since OD is down again, here I am. Maybe I'll make this my new home. And, maybe I should learn more about it! After all of these years, I don't know that much about LJ..

So..