Mom, nurse, wife, chauffeur, maid, teacher and victim of circumstance. I do it all and have no freedom or personal time!

Sherrie - posted on 11/13/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am a former investigator turned mom, etc. Was this by choice? Not exactly! Over the past 10 years, I apparently made bad choices in the employers I chose to work for. Pretty bad when the people you work for are as dishonest and rotten as some of the people you investigate. In 2007, I had our first child. At the age of 2, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I also took a job with a local County government as an investigative supervisor. "Sure we can work with your child's doctor's appointments. We will let you take your hour lunch to go test and treat your child. No problem!" Little did I know that it was all bogus. In short, the County used the APPROVED leave that I took for my child to initiate termination. I didn't take vacations. I didn't abuse the leave. I used accumulated leave, leave that I earned. When I raised my voice and objected, they trumped up allegations and fired me. Really! Fire the investigator that can prove her innocence. Yes, I proved I was innocent to it all. How dare they change and alter public documents to commit fraud. How dare they lie about someone innocent. How dare they take away my income that supported my family, and how dare they place my son's health in jeopardy when he lost his health coverage. And they did all this for WHAT you ask? They did it all to cover up for my supervisor who replaced me with her LOVER. Her extra marital affair! Neither of their spouses know it---even today. I didn't deserve this. My family didn't deserve it. Failed by a system I believed in and I worked hard in. And I feel sad! Sad because the world lost a great investigator. I was dedicated and passionate about my work. I felt blessed to have my job. Now what, you may ask? I don't know. Where do I go from here. As a result, my family is now displaced, displaced by an unstable economy, a horrible job loss whose aftermath still haunts me, and a government that could care less about its' people. My husband works nearly 4 hours away and sleeps on a friend's couch for us to survive. I am sick of the broken and greedy system. A system that has failed ALL of us. It's who you know or who you blow. Even the local public school couldn't handle my son's diabetes. All they could think of was placing him in an OHI (other health impaired) program so that Florida would give the school more money. They even admitted that a 504 medical plan wouldn't provide them with State funds. Shame on you! What additional services could you provide to my son, I asked! Response: "We can hire an additional person to walk him to and from the school nurse." My son is a vibrate, energetic, smart, little boy who can walk just fine. It is his blood sugar, not his ability to ambulate. Our system is poisoned, and this poison has spread like the plague. I can't be the only person to experience this. I take pride in telling the truth, so I don't mean to offend anyone, but I want to help support my family and bring us together. Are there any respectable and honest employers out there that really care? Because I need a job and a future!

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Alana - posted on 11/13/2014

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I also worked for the Government as a Executive Assistant to approx. 5 Investigators back in the 90's. I loved that job! I saw a lot of things get swept under the carpet. Nothing that personally affected me but I could see a lot of corruption and wondered that if this is what goes on at my level....what is it like in Washingtion, D.C.? I feel for you and all I can say is pick yourself up and move on.

My Dad always told me never to burn your Bridges ( and there were times I wanted to and was so glad I didn't ) but in this case I think I would have told the spouses. Two reasons: 1) I would have wanted to know and 2) It would give me satisfaction.

So far, for every job that I left (for whatever reason) I always found a better one. I wish you the very best and hope you find a job with a company that appreciates your dedication.

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