Stepping into the world of Social Work
Here is something I wrote some time back as a joke among co-workers.
You know you’re a job coach if:
1. You’ve attended the new-employee orientation for a company multiple times but never received a paycheck from them
2. You refer to particular stores as “Mark’s Target” or “Anita’s Ralphs.”
3. If doing business at a store where you have clients, you make sure you’re not buying anything “sensitive” – feminine hygiene, underclothing, alcohol (or you go out of your way to visit a different store where you don’t have clients)
4. You have to resist the urge to “coach” your courtesy clerk when shopping for your own groceries (you’ve been a job coach too long if you DON’T resist)
5. You can state distances between various local retail centers/malls from memory
6. You know lunch/coffee options on any given route off hand
7. You visit a restaurant and note how nicely the silverware is rolled
8. You know how to do paperwork in some interesting positions – leaning against walls, check stands, etc.
9. You see an advertisement on television and immediately think of how the promotion will affect your clients
10. You have a Bachelors Degree and years of experience but make less money than at least one of your clients