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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NannyB.
Jun. 3, 2010 at 7:41 AM

I just saw a video clip of a guy who hired on as a census worker and was paid for hours he didn't work.  He tried to give back the money he didn't earn and was not able to.  Instead, he was told it didn't matter.  We are in big trouble!!!!

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campa...
Jun. 3, 2010 at 7:46 AM

tru dat

 

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Lb128f
Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:11 AM

I'm sorry. I hope you will get it all squared away without another wait!

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Cat_P
Jun. 3, 2010 at 2:54 PM

You know, I am getting help through another service agency--hopefully. I've got an advocate and she's on the ball and I certainly can't keep *my* mouth shut so we will come out OK on the other side.

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