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Old 01-01-2019, 08:44 AM   #77 (permalink)
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The state pays these care workers. I do not know what the profit margin is on them, but my agency pays $14 an hour for respite ($2.55 hourly for overhead) and $16 for habilitation ($5.54 for overhead).

Until 2015, the state allowed people to provide services directly for them, and the state paid them better than any agency, while still paying less than they paid the agencies. I would have done this with my brother if it were still available. I could start my own agency just to earn $20+ an hour, but that is a ridiculous process.

I just looked at the top ten listings on Indeed for Phoenix. The best pay that I found was $12 for respite and $14 for habilitation, so my agency pays at least $2 an hour better than everyone else, and I love working for them.

I do not have any idea if I could find more hours doing respite and habilitation than speech therapy, but hopefully I will have fewer cancellations now that the holidays are over, and I can focus on financial goals besides paying off my student loans in the next eleven months.

Curious. I typed "cost of living Vermont" into Google and it suggested "vs Arizona."

I do not know why they picked Colchester, but it costs 1.4% more to live there:

Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
there's plenty of work at that price point for those who can pass a drug/criminal screening and show up to work on time.
Sadly, sometimes that is too high a bar. That ex worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken and said she was promoted to shift leader after six months just for showing up on-time and doing her job.
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