Hostile working environments and wicked social workers

Have you ever worked in an environment of hostility and uncertainty? It is typical to at least have one experience that questions your decision to pursue a career in your particular field. In the field of social work, the private sector can be a systemic mud slide of politics and job insecurity. Furthermore,  the demographics of these private sector agencies are significantly incorporated into the longevity of a social worker’s career.
In the social parameters of demographics, there has always been an unofficial conception conveying the differences between people in opposite hemispheres of the country. The people in southern states are said to have a “southern hospitality”, eluding to the idea of a softer yet passionate people who, in essence, have a higher tolerance for the ambiguities of the human experience. Theoretically, compassion has maintained a historical quality embedded in the social culture of the southern states.
Although the existence of social complexities are rampant within southern working environments, the primary and significant attribute of a collective orientation is normative among employers and employees alike. Without completely alienating northern, mid-western, and eastern subcultures, it is necessary to mention that human beings are systematically compassionate individuals who genuinely care for their cohorts…(excerpt from ebook).


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