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Old 03-30-2019, 05:11 PM
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I'm a Dietary Aide in the long term care. Last time when I worked, a CNA filled up a coffee filter with cereal that is for residents. Then she put some in her travel mug and filled it up with milk. Then she took the remaining in the coffee filter with her. Also when I brought snack for the residents for CNA's to pass them, another CNA took some in small cup for themselves. I documented the date and time and to report these 2 staff.

It's against the policy to eat resident's food. Even the left overs from the meal that's going in the garbage. They consider it theft. When we tell them they are not supposed to, they just ignore it or don't take it seriously.I even told her that its theft and she just kept walking

I finally spoke to my manager about it and she asked for their names and dates. Was i petty to report this?
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:55 PM
Location: Cary, NC
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Not in my eyes. You did the right thing.
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:26 PM
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You might be in a damn if you do;damn if you don't situation.

If the manager calls out these 2 and state that YOU were the one who gave them up then you will become the odd duck in your job. If they remain at the job and know that you gave them up it might become a tough situation for you. These 2 will tell everyone that you "snitched" on them and other people might not trust you.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MissmamaAnnie View Post
I work in Long term care and one of the policy is staff cannot eat remaining food from the residents meals.( the food that has not being served). It goes in the garbage at the end of the day. Some staff argue that they would rather throw it away than staff eat. I work as server and some staff in other departments don't bring their own food and are always asking us once all residents have been served. But some of us have to follow the rules because we can lose our jobs for giving them food even though its going in the garbage
This is the case everywhere. Even at supermarkets they toss ready marry foods, baked goods everyday, staff was not allowed to eat or take it home. I worked for a casino that tossed massive amounts of food from buffets and restaurants every day. It is due to state laws and corporate rules lawyers set to avoid lawsuits. They are not even allowed to bring it to a shelter.
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Old 04-10-2019, 04:05 PM
Location: Minnesota
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Originally Posted by bobsell View Post
There's also a health issue. The food is exposed to people who are ill, have some kind of infectious disease.

You could have someone who is coughing up a lung, but can't eat, so their spittle is flying all over the place and hitting the food. They don't have to eat the food for it to become worthless.
She's referring to unserved food. Not uneaten plates. The people working the kitchen certainly better not have infectious diseases or be coughing all over the place.

The nursing home my daughter worked at the staff was allowed to purchase a meal of whatever was being served at a reasonable price. It was especially nice for her when she'd go to work straight after school with no time to go home and pack a lunch.
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