Would you agree that one of the biggest goals is to have a career in a field where you are helping others and at the same time you will enjoy doing your job not only working somewhere just to make money but rather to have a career that you have a passion for it? Why or why not
Is having a career is not only about making money but also to have the ability to change someone life?
What would you say to someone if they told you that their purpose or goal is to earn a master's degree and share their knowledge to others and give back to the communities? Would you consider this is a worthy cause for that individual?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 9:53 am ad1c9bdddf
Anyone in the field of social services (e.g. psychology, counseling, case management, sociology etc.) has most likely been told at least once that this isn't the field for you if you're looking to make a lot of money. This isn't to say that it is impossible to earn a large paycheck in the field of social services, particularly if you obtain a PhD; however, it typically does not pay as much as other fields such as business and marketing, computer technology, and medicine. Although we live in a time when a high salary is necessary to live a comfortable life, it is true that money isn't everything.
As a professional in the field of social services, I can tell you that it is almost impossible to grow in a career that you aren't passionate about. I agree that one's biggest goal ...
This solution address the importance of being passionate about your career as opposed to just having a desire to make money.
1. Identify and briefly describe an issue that you have wanted to discuss with a friend, family member or co-worker but have avoided discussing. What are your reasons for wanting to have this discussion? What are your fears and concerns? What are the costs of not having the discussion? What suggestions from this week's readings could you use to help you engage the person in this difficult conversation?
2. You and your colleague share an office. You find the office hot and stuffy, so you turn on the air conditioning. Your colleague finds the office too cold and wants to turn on the heat. You suggest a compromise, leaving both the heat and the air conditioning off. Your colleague asks whether there isn't a better solution. What is the nature of the conflict? How else can you resolve the conflict?
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