Saturday, September 3, 2011

Social work job deal-breakers

As I begin my "search" again into the world of social work jobs, these are some of my must-haves, otherwise it's a deal-breaker:

1.) Job must come with health care benefits for me and my family. Not saying the employer must foot the whole bill, but if it doesn't offer health insurance, then what is the point?

2.) I would like a position that offers SOME flexibility. I don't mind working business hours, or even some *gasp* later hours or even a weekend day, but it would be nice to be able to work from home or not go into the office all of the time.

3.) If the job requires fieldwork, it would be a wonderful thing if the agency actually supplied the vehicle.

4.) And speaking of supplying a vehicle, if you can't do that, please understand that there is no way I am taking on the liability of putting a client in MY car. Nope, never, will NOT do. (I can't believe there are so many agencies that make this a job requirement!).

5.) Fairly close to home. Otherwise, again, what is the point? I don't want to add the stress of a long commute, especially now that I have my son. I miss taking the train into the city some days so I could read a book a week, but I do NOT miss getting home late and dealing with nasty people on the LIRR.

6.) Somewhat livable wage. I would like to be able to pay my bills, and put some money aside into savings. Otherwise, again, what's the point?

Do you think these things are too much to ask? Anything else you think I am missing?

What are YOUR deal-breakers when it comes to a job?

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