I have been a live-in caregiver for 20 years. I have been mentioned in my last two long-term jobs as the loving caregiver in the obituaries. To me that equals medals of honor.
This current live-in has been three years, 7/24, 168 hours a week, including Xmas and New Year's plus every other holiday. The company I work for has never, not once, thanked me for working every holiday for three years, let alone any bonus, or even a Merry Xmas. I'm obviously not here for the money. I made a promise to the family that I would stay through till the end and I mean that!