So, normally I'm not a rant kinda gal but today...I'm ranting...lol.
I was speaking with someone from a local social service agency that we've been dealing with who asked me if she could bring someone with her to our appointment yesterday. I said no and she told me that it was procedure. I said well I'm not giving you my permission. She says "Well we'll have to reschedule". I said "Not such good form to call a perspective client 25 minutes before her appointment and then because she won't agree to have a co-op student in her home you make her reschedule."
They've got a waiting list so if I didn't agree ot have to co-op student there, we would be waiting for this program for two years. When I expressed my frustration about the waiting list I was told "Oh we agree. Why don't you join our parent advocacy team?" Can you believe that? LOL I said "Well I made $19000 last year. You all make way more than double that I did so why don't each of you give up ten grand a year so that you can hire more workers?"
I was called hostile....lol.
Let me just say that this Registered Social Worker (me) is frankly disgusted at what the social work field has morphed into. I do not work in the field because frankly I couldn't live with myself if I made my living exploiting the poor and the mentally ill. We are supposed to be working ourselves out of a job but tell people that and they look at you like you're crazy.
OK. I'm finished now. Thanks for reading :)
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