Ever see a meme about social work that you can TOTALLY relate to? Me too! If you haven’t, here are some of my favorites!
This One Hit Too Close To Home
I can almost taste all the Ramen I ate during my internship.
This is the Worst!
I’ve definitely had bosses (who were NOT clinical) who thought they understood all the clinical aspects of things. I had to tell them why they were wrong ALL. THE. TIME.
Because We Have to Meet the Client Where They Are
We can’t make the change for the client- that’s their job. We’re just here to guide them along the way!
Trying to “Fit In” and Build Rapport with Teenagers
Not going to lie this one made me laugh pretty hard. I can just imagine the teenager sitting across the room from you with their arms crossed while you try to build rapport.
Anyone Who Has Been in the Field Knows What This Feels Like
When you go from Sally Social Worker to Suzie Shit Show real fast.
Nothing Says Anxiety Like Thinking About Work
That horrible moment when you come back from the weekend (or even worse, a VACATION) and you pull up your e-mail or voicemails for the first time. I’m cringing just thinking about all the phone calls and emails I’ll have to answer tomorrow.
When People Just Don’t Understand
Being a social worker can be a thankless job. So many people don’t quite understand what we do. My friend once told me she imagines all I do at work is sit around and sing Kumbaya all day with the clients.
Ending on a Positive Note
Being a social worker is the best feeling in the world. We get to experience so many cool things with our clients. It truly is amazing that our clients trust us with their stories and allow us to be a part of their lives.
Did I miss any? Comment below which ones are your favorite!