I respect your job a ton, glad you do it so they don't have to live in institutions/can live on their own or in community homes! I love taking my clients on outings.
Anyway back to the thread's discussion:
my job when I'm home from college is taking care of severe mentally disabled adults in a big institution (it's like a nursing home except we do fun shit and it's not that depressing cause they're not just there to die and they get top of the line care cause we're ran by nuns and they don't fuck around).
I only hate my job cause it's sad sometimes, it's gross sometimes, and it takes a lot of physical strength i don't have. Mainly it just sucks cause sometimes I get stomach bile from feeding tubes or trach secretions on me and that's pretty disgusting. Also one time I got bit. That sucked.
but otherwise i love my boys and can't wait to see them over christmas break! yay!
We have some very similar jobs. I'd love to hear some stories you have, cause i know things can get interesting.