The middle aged woman with previous experience in the health and linguistic fields was unable to find work in Vancouver. After two and a half months of constant searching she was offered a trade-off deal where she’d care for an elderly person during weekends (Saturday & Sunday) in exchange for room and board. Later food was added because the weekday worker wanted to have holidays off & expected the weekend person to cover those days for her.
At first the elderly patient was abusive and wanted the weekend person to be constantly at her service, but after a couple of weeks the W/E woman made it clear that she could give a helping hand during the week, if needed, but her obligation was only for the weekends; things got better!
The weekend worker feels ok with this arrangement, but some of her friends tell her that she’s being totally exploited! What do you think?