But some people are just jerks.
One such person is Lizzy's social worker.
She is unfriendly, then pretends to be friendly, then tries to sucker you into doing her job for her, or ignores a $150 bill that a doctor has over you for a physical that was done LAST JUNE that you have turned into her 3 times so far...she is something else.
Today I finally called to set up respite care for all my little girls. I had already spoken with the 2 sisters' social worker and just needed to officially tell her the dates. She actually is a supervisor at our agency who took over the case after their worker left 3 weeks ago.
Anyway, I called Lizzy's social worker
who I wish would leave and told her I would need someone to care for Lizzy the week we will be gone. She then tells me that actually it is my job to find someone to watch her (??????!?!?!??!?!??!?!) which makes no sense because this agency does nothing to actually have you get to know the other foster parents at the agency and I told her that no, it was NOT my job to find someone. I do not have anyone that I even feel comfortable leaving Lizzy with because she is a pain in the butt and who would want to deal with her crazy visitation schedule? It is just too much to ask anyone else to do. I told her SHE needed to find someone because the tickets have been bought and nothing was going to be changing. She said she would "do her best". Well, you better lady or you better plan on watching her for 7 days.
After that I called the other girls' worker to tell her the dates. She never said a WORD about me "finding my own baby sitter" and just said she would take care of it. Because she is a supervisor at the agency I asked her about what Lizzy worker said to me. I said, "Is that a normal response to someone looking for respite care at this agency?" She said, "I think she just meant you could find your own baby sitter if you wanted to." And I told her, no that is NOT what she said to me. I could tell she didn't know what to say and was surprised that Lizzy's worker did that.
Oh, do you want to hear another "fun fact" about this agency? If I did want to find my own baby sitter I could have ANYONE watch the girls that I wanted to. No back ground check, no CPR class (did I ever tell you even us foster parents didn't have to take the CPR class to be licensed?), no paper work, nothing. I can leave them with WHO EVER I want.
Isn't that nice?