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Hey, the clients are just doing their job

January 29, 2011 1 comment

Many of us come into the field of human services because we want to help change the world.  We want to make life better for others.  Let’s face it, none of us go into it for the money!  I have seen so many bright-eyed new staff members come on board only to be shocked, disappointed, or even hurt when they discover that not everyone wants their help.  Every person with a disability is not cute and cuddly.  Some can be rude, insulting, and even violent, not unlike the rest of the world.  People who are new to the field often take this realization personally, becoming insulted and discouraged.  Read more…

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Tales of an unsung heroine: Finding the thanks in a thankless job

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Few things are more frustrating than toiling in obscurity.  Even those who are not trying to become famous appreciate recognition for a job well done.  Some people have the fortune (I won’t say good or bad) to end up in a job that most people would consider thankless.  The trick to coping with this type of employment is to find the thanks that may not be readily forthcoming. 

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