Fritze - Carer/Companion - Sandton, GP, South Africa

Michele Fritze

Sandton, GP, South Africa




Caring for old, ill, infirm people. very nuturing and compassionate. Capable and strong. Experience in meds, bed bathing, lifting, immobile patients,, .Comfort in dying. Good company and reader. Did shopping, paying accounts, driving to events,

Work History



May 2012 - December 2013

to 75 year-old man with Multiple
Sclerosis. His right side was totally paralyzed.

Responsibilities: I was his right-hand. I showered him until he could no longer
balance himself and then bed-bathed him daily after that
happened. I took him to the toilet, wiped and washed him.
Picked him up, dressed him, got out his clothes. He would fall out of bed or off his chair on purpose and I used to pick him up until he got a hoist - he weighed 80kg's. 'm physically very
strong. I drove him everywhere: to rehab., doctors, we used to eat out in restaurants often, go shopping. I organized his
meds, bought them, checked against Discovery. I stopped him
self-medicating as this was dangerous. His memory was
deteriorating and he used to rely on me as his "memory" and witness in all his business meetings. I wrote his cheques out for
him, and he asked my advice re. some investments he made.
He used my banker to invest. I was his companion, we used to chat, watch TV and I used to help him record his shows. He
would call me all hours of the night to help him with his TV.
Although I was off duty, I never refused and often cleaned him when he "messed" his nappy at night. He refused to get a night
nurse - I had to put on his nappies permanently as his MS
worsened. He still signed with his left hand and refused to stop
his money lending.
Perks: Every Sunday and Monday off. Time off if I needed special
time. 15 working days leave per year. He bought me a car
which I was paying off monthly.
Reason for leaving: Retrenched. He used a black, live-out lady to save money.
She was cheaper. See References - Anne Martin 076 440 4723.

Caregiver (2)


April 2012 - April 2012

to 70 year-old man with Lymphoma + Melanomas.
Responsibilities: Drove him everywhere, dispensed his medicines, accompanied
him everywhere to doctors, did his clothes washing, cooked for him, fed him, bathed him and read to him. I was with him in the
hospital when he died because his children couldn't be there. I
closed up his flat and paid off the domestic worker.
Perks: Use of car, his petrol. Had week-ends off although I never took
time off as he was very ill.
Reason for leaving: Patient passed away.

Caregiver (3)

Caregiver to 94 year old

December 2011 - April 2012

Responsibilities: Full live-in position. Duties include cooking 3x per day, doing the clothes-washing, supervising of medications, taking patient to dr.'s appointments, generally doing everything with her ie.
walking with her in the complex with her walker, watering the garden, watching TV with her, helping her to bath, being her
companion. Assisting patient when she wakes at 02h00 in the morning and getting her settled back in bed. Patient is in the
beginning stages of Alzheimer's.
Perks: The use of a car on off-days and week-ends.
Reason for leaving: Resigned. I only got half a day off every 2 weeks as well as only every 2nd week-end off. Car was sold so I no longer had the use of a car.

Caregiver (4)

Caregiver to Mrs. Martin


November 2010 - November 2011

Responsibilities: Looked after elderly patient in her late 70's with Emphysema.
Live-in position, companion, total care of patient. Drove her to appointments, kept her company, assisted with bathing,
cooking (3 meals per day).
Perks: Every week-end off, use of the car with own petrol.
Reason for leaving: Patient passed away. See References for reference - Mrs. Paula
Erwee 083 635 7331.

Sales Representative

Columbus Cleaning

March 2006 - October 2010

Responsibilities: Chemical sales, training clients and cleaners, doing tenders and quotes, sales projection and after-sales service.

Sales Representative

Great Care Cleaning

May 2003 - February 2006

Responsibilities: Sales, training of clients, obtaining tenders and quotes.
After-sales service, sales projection.

New Look Guide

Advertising Booklet for SA

June 2001 - April 2003

Type of Business: Advertising Booklet for SA

Sales Representative

Cyberstaff - Centurion

April 2000 - May 2001

Date of Employment: 01/04/2000 - 31/05/2001
Type of Business: Recruitment Agency
Responsibilities: Seeing clients for Cyberstaff accounts, signing up Corporates to use the Cyberstaff system eg. and signed up Genfood),
researching market for new business and doing market


for 1992. I was salesman of the month several times.

During my employment with Firechem, I was elevated to the main representative for the North-
West regions area and subsequently attended the executive meetings in this capacity. I had to hand in strategy reports and dealt with directors.

Sales Executive and Area Manager


September 1991 - March 2000

Responsibilities: Procurement of clients, maintaining contacts with Government
Officials, Product use training and sales training. Achieve sales
target of R6m per annum. Tenders.
The company sold cleaning products and had a unique training
service. It was my job to train various levels of people to use the products. I also trained within the company to sell. From
inception I began cold-calling to procure clients and was only
supplied with a few existing clients. The previous rep was
selling R700 000 per annum and I was commenced on a target of R500 000.00 per annum. Every 3 months my target was
upgraded and, by the end of the year, I had sold in excess of
R1,4m. The last target I had was R6m per annum. I was
extensively involved with Government as well as semi- government customers and also had to apply for Government
tenders etc. and dealt with clients in the greater Molopo region.
I wrote reports and schedules for the company and presented
these at strategy meetings. I was relied on to procure definitive
guidelines for Firechem selling. I was delegated to deal with every level of customer because of my communication skills with all levels of society. As a result of my working largely with the above, I came to know and meet many people in the North-
West Regional Government and commercial world of business.
I have known this region extensively since 1986 and my
contacts were very wide. My seniors called on me frequently to introduce them to various members of Government.

Sales of Chemicals, Paints and Metal Epoxy

Modern Maintenance Products

April 1987 - August 1991

Position Held: Sales Representative
Responsibilities: Cold canvassing for sales.

Property Economist

Sales Representative

Media Sales to Construction

February 1986 - March 1987

Responsibilities: Selling publications to clients, growing business.

Senior Personnel Clerk

Dept. of Auxiliary Services

January 1985 - February 1986

Responsibilities: Administration and organizing of study leave for technicians studying through the

Sales Representative

Plastoria (Pretoria)

June 1983 - December 1984

Responsibilities: Selling paint products and hardware items to hardware stores and garages.

Rail Clerk

SA Breweries

November 1976 - May 1983

Responsibilities: Was responsible for crediting rail returns to the brewery,
paying of rail accounts and checking tariffs.

Girl Friday

Stauch Vorster & Partners

August 1970 - October 1976

Responsibilities: Vari-typing , switchboard, reception and draughting.

Drawing, tracing for mining maps

African Selection Trust

July 1969 - July 1970

Date of Employment: 01/07/1969 - 31/07/1970
Type of Business: Mining Exploration
Position Held: Drawing, tracing for mining maps
Responsibilities: General Assistant to Chief Tracer, reception and drawing.

Surveyor General

Date of Employment: 02/01/1968 - 30/06/1969
Type of Business: Government Map Drawing in Trigonometrical Survey
Position Held: Draughtsperson
Responsibilities: Drawing maps

Sales Achievements
When employed with MMP, I achieved 3rd place in the world for the recording of the highest sales.
MMP has world-wide franchises.

Qualifications & Certifications

Logistics and Strategy for Sales

Lief's College and Pretoria Technikon

Loreto Convent High School

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