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  •  What? Are you a social worker? Should not post (1+ / 0-)
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    Boston to Salem

    about a profession you know nothing about. "Social work is well known to be poor paying, etc." Payed=paid. Tellinbg a social worker about any aspect of her profession is over the top.

    Social workers are badly needed. Will be needed more as baby boomers age, as resources for the aged and disabled are cut, as more jobs do not provide benefits.

    Help Senator Warren. Encourage people to co-sponsor her bills, & the bills she has cosponsored. Elect Ed Markey.

    by CuriousBoston on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 12:20:00 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you! (0+ / 0-)

      Thanks CuriousBoston. One of the things that annoys me the most about DKos is when one person tries to inform another about that person's own lived experience.

      Oy!

      Lisa :)

      All Kossacks are my allies, but if you can't express your thoughts in a civil and kind manner, I won't be engaging in a conversation with you.

      by Boston to Salem on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 02:32:15 PM PDT

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      •  But... (0+ / 0-)

        ...it's poor form for someone who managed to get a decent-paid position 20-30 years ago to laud the virtues of going into a profession now when tuition is through the roof and the public isn't willing to pay good money for the profession. Sure, if MSWs were essentially free (or at least paid for by the state employer), that would be fine, but they're not. The amount of debt required to get an MSW is life-altering and for a profession that is, once again, no one's idea of well-paying.

        •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

          I work alongside "brand new" social workers, and they are making competitive salaries and getting their pay raises just as I do.  Hell, two of my coworkers you have been out of grad school less than 5 years are already setting up private practices and will likely be making more than I do in a few years.

          And you seem to be assuming that I am in the same job or working for the same agency that I started with 20 years ago, which is not true. I've moved jobs several times over the years and each time landed a good job with good pay and excellent benefits. And again - there is nothing special or unusual about my career track here in my part of the US

          Not trying to be unkind, but you don't seem to know what you are talking about when it comes to the "reality on the ground" for social workers. You seem to be making lots of assumptions.

          And I have to say it's a little annoying that you have continued to tell someone who is a social worker what it's like to be a social worker. If I opined here about the career prospects, etc.... for architects, and then had an architect post and share about his experience I would assume he had a better "take" on it than me and I would listen and learn. I wouldn't continue to tell him that I (a non architect) know better than he does about being an architect.

          Lisa

          All Kossacks are my allies, but if you can't express your thoughts in a civil and kind manner, I won't be engaging in a conversation with you.

          by Boston to Salem on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 05:23:59 AM PDT

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