Monday, December 08, 2008

Another Monday under my belt

I heard this story on Adam Corolla today and I had to find the story in it's entirely myself - it's just too fucking unbelievable, gross and kind of shocking. I mean, hell, I was a stuck up snobby bitch in high school and I tormented many classmates, but to do this kind of stuff to elders in a nursing home? Wow. It's really crazy...

A group of teenagers working at a Minnesota nursing home abused and sexually humiliated elderly residents suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, prosecutors allege. The six young female caregivers were named yesterday in criminal complaints charging them with a variety of cruel behavior at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Albert Lea, a city in southern Minnesota. Only two of those charged--Brianna Broitzman, 19, and Ashton Larson, 18--are named in the complaints since they were not minors when the alleged abuse occurred. According to District Court complaints filed against Broitzman (pictured above left) and Larson (above right), nursing home residents were spat upon, spanked, improperly touched, and tormented by the teenagers earlier this year. Excerpts of the misdemeanor complaints can be found below. Broitzman allegedly poked one resident's breasts, spit into the mouth of another elderly person, and "put her bare butt" in the face of a Good Samaritan Society resident identified as "S.W." Larson once "inserted her finger into a resident's rectum," spit water on another "vulnerable adult," and would deliberately bathe a resident in a rough manner so the elderly man would get an erection. The minor caregivers are identified in the complaints by their initials and dates of birth. Broitzman, charged with 11 criminal counts, and Larson, charged with 10 counts, face a year in jail or up to a year in jail on each of the raps.

Thoughts? Concerns? Wanna puke?

Anyway, I've moved into somewhat of a marketing role at work lately. I still have my regular duties, but since the economy is kicking us in the ass and work has slowed down A LOT, I've picked up some extra functions and "marketing" is one of them. I always thought that marketing sounded like a cool job. I had visions of creating really cool T.V. ads and like having fancy lunches with clients and maybe even some traveling.

Ummmmm - no - not really. Now I realize that marketing is just a fancy term for grasping at straws to drum up some business. Today and Friday I made like a list of places for us to conquer and then I called EVERY SINGLE casino in Las Vegas to get some information. It's long and it's tedious and it's definitely not fancy. But, oh well, it keeps me busy and like I said earlier today, I'm grateful to have a job. I work for a great company, we provide a great service and I truly believe in us, so I am confident that we will ride this wave out and things will get better.

Hopefully sooner than later.


Who is excited about this weekend? I'm psyched to see the bloggers and to play in the tourney on Saturday. Playing at the Venetian is great. They have a top notch poker room, they serve yummy energy drinks, Fiji water and the best food. Of course I'll make sure to take plenty of pictures to share with everyone.

Another Monday is over - yay!!!


Blogger yestbay said...

Looking forward to seeing you again this weekend!

December 08, 2008

Blogger Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Ok, that story about the teens just horrified me. I can not believe they did this. I feel so very sorry for those residents.

Oh my goodness.

December 09, 2008

Blogger My final out said...

Carmen, I live in the frozen state where those whore bags come from in your sotry and let me tell you they deserve nothign but the same that they did to those poor elderly people. When I first read the story last week I could'nt believe it. And now the father of Brianna has come out saying that the media is twisting the story to make his daughter look bad. Apparently the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.


December 09, 2008

Blogger Linda Lou said...

1. I love Adam Carola.

2. People who abuse the elderly should be shot execution style.

3. If I ever suffer from dementia, I pray someone will give me an injection that induces an eternal sleep. We're kinder to dogs that suffer.

December 09, 2008

Blogger Berryvox said...

Ugh, I'm so ashamed to live in the same state as those girls.

December 10, 2008


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