decisions, decisions, decisions.....  

shar1 56F
786 posts
7/23/2006 3:09 pm

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11/26/2006 6:31 am

decisions, decisions, decisions.....

Every day in work I have to make decisions that can affect the lives of families. I don't make these lightly. I make a risk and needs assessment and based on the information available to me I then make the decision that I must stand over. Most times it is possible to take into consideration the needs of all involved, but ultimately my decision is made for what appears to be the best and safest option for the child/ren involved.

Even following an in-depth assessment the decision is clearcut and then there are times when safety is paramount that the decision is made in minutes.

Many times the decisions can cause upset for all involved and other times the families are aware that I am doing what I have to do. Always keeping in mind that the needs of the children are paramount. I would hope that most times I make the best decision I can based on information I have, but I can get it wrong.... and I have to take and accept responsibility for my actions and how they may effect people, and again what keeps me sane is knowing that I am making an informed decision for the best needs of the children. Not necessarily the parents or what others think I should be deciding.. but then I take that responsibility

Anyway... where am I going with this...

Its about decisions and accepting responsibility. I try to do the same in my private and personal life. I have made decisions that others have not been happy with, but then in my assessment of the situation, I had to prioritize and assess the needs and the greater good for all.

Just because it is what I or someone else may have wanted or felt we are entitled too, does not make it right... the needs of others must be considered and the decision for the 'best for all' involved should be made, Sometimes, like it or not we must accept that our own personal wants and needs are not priorities...

In other area's of my life I quite happily hand over control..... as some of you may have guessed. But in general when making decisions I accept that I do what I have to at that time, based on what I believe is the greater good.

So I can live with and accept the decisions and responsibilities for my behaviour and actions, both professionally and personally.... its not always easy.. not everyone can be kept happy, but has to be done...

To those with those shitty decisions to make, my thoughts are with you.

sexydublinsweet 45F

8/17/2006 2:03 pm

hey shar,
Thats very pause for thought.. i agree with you thou decisions personal and professional cant be taken lightly.. its a domino effect and even the smallest decision can have a maximum effect on someone elses life...we sometimes are not aware of that.. and therefore should always even speak with responsibility.. like even in chat you dont know how someone else is really feeling and how one small comment can have a major effect.. in relation to your job i also understand what you are saying and its nice to lose that control.. (look at my latest blog) i would love to even lose control for a mo.. like in play but cant.. maybe you can show me how sometime

TabithaElectra 39F

8/8/2006 6:19 pm

I hate whoever invented decisions....

Cowboy_Deluxe 39M

8/8/2006 9:28 am

I think these are good decisions no matter what it does to the other people involved, and if they can't see that, then they are the shitty ones.

rm_gata11459 59F
10597 posts
8/4/2006 10:03 am

great blog shar.. really good thoughts there xoxo k

Peace xxx K

rm_emerald6912 50M
545 posts
8/1/2006 4:18 am

Wise words as ever shar.

SirMounts 103M

7/28/2006 11:29 pm

That is really the only way to approach decisionmaking.
Thank you for sharing that, shar. *smiling*

p33c3y0 43M

7/26/2006 11:13 am

and here i would normally be complaining about the arbitrary nature of my work ... i'll be honest ... i don't think i could do it ... day in and day out ... making truly impactive decisions of that nature.

i guess i'll just wish you ... continued strength. good post.

suprcunnilingus 57M
212 posts
7/25/2006 4:41 pm

Ah decisions decisions decisions!!!!

Thoughtprovoking as ever special lady, you have made many decisions and have had to live with them. The important thing is that you can live with and accept the decisions you have made.

I believe it is important that when making a decision long and careful thought is given to the options available. Then once the decision has been made it can never be wrong, it may not be totally right, but if careful consideration and thought has been given it can never be wrong!

Take care and keep smiling my princess xxx

Sulabula 46F
12659 posts
7/24/2006 4:19 am

Sometimes it is necessary to make decisions other people may not like...but they are for the best

Sula xxx

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lonelydonegal 38M
72 posts
7/23/2006 11:49 pm

Now theres a blog to make you stop and think if ever I saw one.

for you huni because you have a hell of a tough job mentally and emotionally.

Anytime ya need a chat just gimmie a shout.

Every one of us comes to these decisions in our lives, some more often than others. Its never an easy thing to do, but its almost always something that has to be done.

catkit13 67F

7/23/2006 6:50 pm

stopping by to read a bit at the suggestion of dustywidget . . . just saying hi! bye for now, cat

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