A selfish job.  

rm_muffin162 55M
564 posts
1/30/2006 3:54 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

A selfish job.

Someone said to me i do a selfish job,do i? you decide.
We arrive in the morning and plan out what we are doing for the day,some of the folk are quite settled now,they have somewhere to live,and they have there drug/alcohol problems under control with the help of outreach workers.There daily routine is so different for them,to work,earn money,support themselves,learn new things like trying to get on with folk,not to be so angry,communicate in a way that gets results,get some self esteem,self worth,confidence.Others are still sleeping rough and they may turn up our may not,those that do may need to go to the day center to take a shower,our find out if they have a referral to a hostel we discuss all this and then i take them to the work its a simple job,but most struggle with it and allowances have to be made,i have to be a diplomat,a enforcer of rules,i have to stop fighting,i try and teach them,help them with there problems,i try and build them up.Am i selfish.

angelgrrl 48F

2/1/2006 7:11 pm

It doesn't sound like you are at all. It does sound very difficult, actually.

rm_muffin162 55M
763 posts
2/4/2006 4:01 am

Hello angelgrll,i am sorry i just missed your last visit but it has been a busy week in the advice line,difficult things are only difficult it you let them be so,just ask Forest Gump.

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