Thursday, March 01, 2007


Maybe it is the weather, but I've been feeling rather "blah" lately. When I say "blah", I mean that I don't seem to be very excited about anything. I guess I'm not happy with my job. The truth is I'm not feeling very challenged at my job. I really like the people I work with, they seem to be some of the most open minded people I've met. Turn over is very low and the overall moral is very good. Still, I'm not happy.
The opposite was true back with my job in Independence. Moral was low. Even my boss openly bad mouthed her supervisor. Yet I felt challenged and like I was actually doing something. My role as a Foster Care Consultant is pretty minimum and I don't have a lot of say (if any) on how the child's case is going. I see maybe a kid a day and the rest of the time I'm blogging. With one kid, I've been told just take him out for fun and work on "social skills". I'm not even suppose to talk that much to the foster parent. I'm thinking "why did I even need to go to college to do this?" Actually the money is really good when you consider how much I do. My boss says that it will get busier, but he's been saying that for 3 months.
I've called the state and ask that they reactivate my application. Everyone says that the state social workers are over worked, but that sounds like I would at least keep busy. The pay is better too. Maybe I should be careful what I wish for.


f o r r e s t said...

Good luck!!!

shakedust said...

Yeah, good luck.

It's hard to know which is worse, too much work or not enough.

T said...

It's good when you can find a balance. I hope that things pick up, like your boss says it will, sounds like that would help.

Roaming Writer said...

It's hard when things aren't going like you expected at something new like a job. We faced a long time like that here. The last few months it is finally becoming what we were expecting but the fall will probably drop back to the part we don't like as much. Too busy and not enough are both challenging but for totally different reasons. I imagine you are sort of grieving a little of what you left behind and adjusting to new life up there too.

GoldenSunrise said...

Some people aren't happy unless they have something to gripe about. : ) I do hope your work becomes more challenging for you.