Finally, a high-growth job sector
Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 03:00pm 18 Comments
“Be a modern day Robin Hood” was the subject line of an e-mail received by reader redc1c4.
The body of the e-mail is below (red circle added). It was hawking social work school, where one can specialize, among other things, in “welfare planning.”
The reaction from redc1c4 is that the e-mail reflects:
what’s wrong with this country in a nutshell … wtf?
Added: I wonder if “welfare planning” includes planning to get off welfare?
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I’ve seen welfare programs that look to get people back on their feet. But they are rare. Keene, NH had a program like this for a while: http://www.kha.org/housing/mtw.html
The person I knew that worked on this program said it was hard work, but fulfilling when the participant really wanted to improve their lives. But they also had many people just hang up when they called about housing and were told it was a welfare-to-work program.
Added: I wonder if “welfare planning” includes planning to get off welfare?——–Wash your mouth out with soap!
It seems like many (most) social workers start out as idealistic people who want to help and end up burned-out and bitter. There’s something sad and wrong about that.
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