- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Hi Bee’s –
This is totally unwedding related. However I NEED to vent to someone!
I work for a non profit as I’ve posted before, and we take on AARP workforce individuals. These are people 55 and over who are out of the workforce but need to work to take care of themselves. They are usually placed with government and non profit agencies until they find something else.
Well my executive director is in her 70’s, and she’s freaking amazing. This lady has so much energy that she out works me on any given day. However, with her age she has grown rather sympathetic to elderly people and ALWAYS says yes to any AARP person who applies with us.
The reality is, I become their supervisor. So here I am 24 years old, supervising women and men who are usually in their late 50’s ealy 60’s. I also supervise other people who are usually younger than me by a year or two.
I feel like they are somehow sucking the life out of me with all of their issue’s. I KNOW this sounds terrible, but I have a really hard time listening to them whine and complain everyday. It’s either their back hurts, their hip hurts, they can’t get a refill of their prescription…the list goes on and on. The thing they complain about most often is living solely off of social security. Why is this my problem? Why do I have to listen everyday?
They are always trying to tell me about marriage and how I am so young…blah blah blah. I really don’t want to hear about their divorce right now.
Moreover, they are usually more work for me than help. They usually barely know how to use a computer, can’t lift anything, can barely make copies….I feel like a terrible person for feeling like this.
Any advice? I know that someday I will be old too. That’s partly why I am saving so much for retirement, I do NOT want to be dependent on social security, and complain like these people do.
Thanks for letting me vent, I already feel a little better just writing this.