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Caregiving Can Be For Everyone

Jun 17, 2008
Don't be surprised if you see a respectable Vice President of a certain company giving up his position to be a caregiver. Why you may ask? Well for the pay. If a local executive earns X amount of dollars, would he pass up for a job that pays him 4X his present salary? Of course not!

Further, it does not require the stressful acts that most leaders have to deal with today. Add to the fact that they get the opportunity to work abroad complete with housing. With those fortunes on the table, would you not grab it? Most probably you would and that is why most great executives are no longer around their local countries.

Some say that they only become caregivers for the curiosity of being one. They promise to come back and pick up from where they left off. Here is some news. They don't!

Once they see what the job is all about and the corresponding pay for it, most people who become caregivers would stay on being one. It may be a dirty job for most but the pay is good.

Compensation is something that most people complain about and if you find a certain way to complain lesser, then why should you leave it? By all means people will stay on it. Financial concerns are important now rather than career paths for most.

While some may have attained their primary goal to earn the much praised dollar, some keep going back or better yet, stay in that profession since it pays more than what they earn locally. Imagine a salary that almost triples the one you get home. Why would you go back to an old job where there is insufficient salaries?

Some would not understand what makes caregivers much importance. Outside of the job, it is the compensation that really sticks them to it. It may not be decent for most, but in these days, being decent does not help put food on the table

Most caregivers come from the Philippines. Some may not classify these jobs as blue collar jobs but the fact remains, you have to provide financially to be able to help your family today. Much of this is inclined with the finances that need to be addressed. Ideally this would be a bad way to look at it but considering the times, some people are left with no choice.

Caregiving can be rendered by anyone. Whether you have finished college or not, it is how your personality fits in to the job. With an open mind, anyone can really be a caregiver if you look at it.

We can see some groups offering special courses on how they can be professional caregivers and understand the whole essence of being one. Apparently, what people tend to forget is that you cannot teach caregiving. You can only orient them and that is about it.

It is not something that you have to learn. If you are a parent or have some that are still living, you can just observe how they take care of children or your older relatives. Some would call them minor but they are part of caregiving. Add some professional assistance to be given and you will notice that you caregiving is really nothing out of the ordinary.
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Jon Caldwell is a professional content manager. Much of his articles can be found at http://allaboutcaregiver.com
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