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"Narrative play is dead."
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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?'
'The government is telling us to get rid of 43% of meaningless targets within the next 6 months!'
'It's our latest caseload management system. . . we just keep adding files until he falls over!'
'When you've finished feeding your mum there's a triple by-pass in theatre we could use a hand with!'
Undervalued,underpaid,worried about my future, still enough of my problems...what can I do for you?
'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."
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?"
It's our latest caseload management system, we just keep on adding files until he falls over.
All social workers are equal, some just get paid a lot more than others.
"I've had to be both mother and father to them."
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'This one looks good...you climb trees and hunt for bugs and get chased by social workers.'
"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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"Apparently we're to use our fictitious budget to employ some non-existent social workers to reach our imaginary safe staffing levels."
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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..."
"Tom, although I think there is still some debate about whether 'client' or 'service user' is the appropriate term there's a consensus that 'that irritating bloody woman' certainly isn't!"
"So many FANTASTIC applicants, where do we start!"