10 Things I Learned From Taking a Social Work Job I Didn’t Think I Wanted

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do you have a flexible schedule? like do you have any time between clients?

larisa more than 2 years ago

Thank you!

I really enjoyed reading your experience and appreciate you sharing it because it really hit home for me. I recently started an internship in something I had prior experience in, and last week, I was to my wits end and felt like I was competent enough for this type of work. Its not a position as a hospice social worker but I am working with geriatrics. I am in a position as a information counselor for the elderly and I never realized how complicated this Medicare information is. I had a fellow colleague share this article with me because she's knew I was in a similar situation. Thanks again for sharing-very good read! You gave me hope <3

Sherri more than 5 years ago


I really appreciate the fact that you were willing to share this story. Every moment can be a learning experience. and life does not always follow our carefully thought out plans. I wish you continued success.

Tiffany M.Thompson, MSW more than 6 years ago

Starting per diem hospice job!

This is so helpful to me as I start out on my hospice journey! I have switched careers and have chosen to do this per diem work, so that part is different. But many of the points of "newness" are very parallel. I am excited to use my significant skills in a different way with families, staff, and individuals at the end of their lives. And of course, I wonder, can I do this? One more point that has helped me: it isn't about me, it is about being there for the other, and isn't that what all social work is about? When you take the "me" out of it, it feels good! Best to all on life's journey to comfort others in the way that meets their needs.

Nancy Miringoff more than 6 years ago

Very helpful article!

Thanks for this informative article. I look forward to sharing it with my MSW interns.

Susan Radzilowski more than 6 years ago

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