A person with a compulsive need to work.
I don’t see myself as a workaholic, eventhough I whipped out the entire facility work schedule for October this morning from my home computer. I do most of my paperwork from home. You see….I never wanted to be a supervisor. All I ever wanted to do is work with the kids. This way, I have more time to do that.
My lastest escapade with the boys was never intended to be that. The second shift supervisor occasionally brings stuffed animals to work with her and goofs around with the kids with them. When I was out picking up kids from work the other day I found a couple of stuffed animals at a resale shop. I picked them up as a gag for her. One of the kids asked to take one to his room. Now there are stuffed animals floating around the house. The boys adopt them for a day or week or whatever. They have to take them to group – especially to AA/NA meetings. It is absolutely wonderful. No one dares to make fun because they want to be the next to adopt. I think it is great!