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What are some ups and downs about becoming a social worker?

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Jyoti’s Answer

UPS -

  • To be able to help others gives you satisfaction and peace
  • It gives a purpose to life
  • Satisfaction that you are able to lift others
  • You are constancy checking yourself, improve yourself

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  • At times you are all alone and it is difficult to motivate yourself
  • Sometimes, people are thankless .. they behave as you are doing it for yourself and are rude
  • 6/10 people these days are not genuine so you have to be very careful especially when you are helping someone financially
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Rebecca (Becky)’s Answer

There are many pros and cons and a lot of them have been listed, but I would add that you need to figure out how to leave work at work and not take it home-this is not an easy thing to do. You also need to understand that in a lot of situations you are simply planting a seed for future development, not solving all their problems during your involvement with them. It is a very rewarding career, but you need clear appropriate expectations going in. You can make a huge difference for people, but if you have to be careful that you don't do it at a huge costs you. Self care is one of the most important things for a social worker to focus on, even if that seems contradictory in nature. You can't save others if you run out of oxygen-make sure you put your mask on first!
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