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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    My mum worked for Family Based Care for 10 years, caring for the disabled and elderly. She enjoyed it (she's now a nurse at NWPH) but it can be hard - she once had a gentleman die while she was there, and often formed close bonds with her clients and it was always hard on mum when they died.

    The hours were always different day to day (but mostly the same each week, IYKWIM) and the were quite flexible, which always worked out well for us kids...
    good luck with your decision

    PS I don't blame you for not wanting to go back to real estate!
    Well yeah, that's what I was thinking. You can say no if it doesn't suit, but that's not something I'd like to do too often, as I heard 'on the grapevine' that the work doesn't get offered to you so much if you contsantly knock particular clients/hours etc back. Will see how I go. Got to get the job and pass all the tests etc.

    No, real estate agents here are shocking C&B! My husband's mother has been an agent all her life in Qld, and you know, Tasssie agents have a lot to learn. They're terrible. Okay, I'm generalising, but the majority really are very very slack.

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    I think you have to train men the same way you train your dog...

    Lots of praise and treats when they get it right,
    ignore, deflect, displace, correct when they get it wrong - no rubbing their nose in it - that will only make them hide from you the next time they do it.
    And give them lots of simple specific jobs to do that are easy and will get them plenty of praise.

    And lots of exercise and long walks every day so they're happy to sleep instead of getting up to no good.

    Can you imagine just leaving your dog to it would improve its behaviour? Not likely either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I think you have to train men the same way you train your dog...

    Lots of praise and treats when they get it right,
    ignore, deflect, displace, correct when they get it wrong - no rubbing their nose in it - that will only make them hide from you the next time they do it.
    And give them lots of simple specific jobs to do that are easy and will get them plenty of praise.

    And lots of exercise and long walks every day so they're happy to sleep instead of getting up to no good.

    Can you imagine just leaving your dog to it would improve its behaviour? Not likely either.
    Hy, LMAO here. That post takes the cake.

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