Wabi Sabi Posted September 29, 2012 Share Posted September 29, 2012 (edited) I work for an agency that provides homes and caregivers for people with disabilities. Last night I discovered a bedbug at work. This morning, upon notifying supervisors, I was told that it was "common knowledge" that many of our homes have a bedbug problem. :ack2: The particular home in which I work was treated for bedbugs a couple months ago and now there's a re-infestation. I was told that they already have an exterminator coming to re-treat the house next week. I'm livid that I wasn't told about this earlier, despite it being "common knowledge." If so I could've been taking preventative measures from the beginning (I just started working here three weeks ago, prior to this I worked for the same agency but in a different one of the homes they run.) Quitting or transferring to a different position/home is not an option at the moment. I'm just going to have to be very, very careful. I already know what preventative measures I need to take and have already placed a call to an exterminator to examine my home. I know that I will need to strip down in the garage after every single shift before coming into my own home. I can do that for now. My concern? How cautious do I need to be? I mean, I'm at high risk of bringing them home. Can I in good conscious still have friends over to my house? Sleepovers? Guests? We're supposed to travel across the country for a wedding and will be a guest in someone else's home in two weeks. Do I warn them in advance that we've been in contact with bedbugs? How do I go about this routine, frequent exposure and not live in utter fear of bringing them home and unknowingly passing them to someone else? I'm so furious with my employer! I do NOT get paid enough to even cover the potential cost to deal with an infestation in my home! *Please do not quote me in case I need to delete any of this later. I'm hesitant to vent about my employer in a public forum such as this, yet I do need advice and I'm too embarrassed to bring this up with anyone I know in real life.* Edited September 29, 2012 by Wabi Sabi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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