Originally Posted by TaMMa89
You need at least to be patient (even your purpose is to help, miracles won't happen an overnight) and get along with people. I say it'd be good to have also some kind of small calling for that; I really hope that people who don't understand people nor want to work with them don't end up to choose a social career: the clients, often coming from poor conditions like I mentioned, deserve a worker who's genuinely interested in them and their issues.
Please, please come smack some of your logic into my bf's little sister! She is making a joke of social work. She is only first year for a 2 year degree, so hopefully she changes her mind on her career path. Anyone who mocks homeless or goes on vacations to places like Cuba and then bitches that as soon as she is off the resort there isn't proper toilets and the people are absolutely disgusting for it does not have the necessary compassion and maturity to be in that field of work.
My best friend is working towards a bachelor's degree in sociology and social work. Her family is from a poverty stricken country and she is actually serious about being able to do everything she can to help with immigration and struggling families in a strange country to them. I give her, and others who are in it for the right reason, huge applaud.
Myself, I'm working towards a business bachelor's degree in human resources and labor relations.
My goal is to be the one dealing with the training of employees and the one dealing with benefits/compensation/pay roll, that sort of thing. I'm really good at being a mediator, but not so much as the person doing all the firing.