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'Social work is such a worthwhile, fulfilling career that I've decided to give up my fabulous income as an investment banker to become one!'
'This is Madame Muggins, she's in charge of budget allocation.'
'Do you remember when all we had to worry about was client care?'
'It's our latest caseload management system. . . we just keep adding files until he falls over!'
'The government is telling us to get rid of 43% of meaningless targets within the next 6 months!'
'When you've finished feeding your mum there's a triple by-pass in theatre we could use a hand with!'
"I'm afraid this is my last visit, Mrs. Segarra. There's no money in social work."
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"David, you're denying your feelings again, aren't you?"
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'I'd eventually like to pursue a career in some kind of meaningful social work, once I get a handle on this homicidal mania thing.'
"At the moment I'm torn between the emotionally rewarding but poorly resourced role of a social worker or a more intellectualy rigorous career in quantum physics."
'And this is one of our clients...er I mean service users, no I mean...'
It's our latest caseload management system, we just keep on adding files until he falls over.
No 1 in a series of unlikely events: "Social work is such a meaningful worthwhile work that I've decided to give up my lucrative law practise to join you!"
Report suggests social workers spend 60% of their time on admin - "Do you remember when all wehad to worry about was client care?"
All social workers are equal, some just get paid a lot more than others.
"I thought the new strategy for getting rid of bedblockers involved social workers and a care pathway!"
"And this is your social worker, we'll be blaming them if anything, ANYTHING goes wrong with your life."
"All social work staff are now required to have appropriate qualifications...Norman's is in accountancy!"
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'It was a thankless job: social worker at a leaper colony.'
"The department brought in a business consultant who recommended a 20% cut in compassion to save money. So in future when you come in you'll have to talk to yourself!"
"The new minimum wage has had a big impact on the cost of providing social care..."
"To keep on top of the caseload I'm going to have to put in some overtime."
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"Brings a whole new meaning to the idea of 'burnout'."