It’s Time to End the Culture of Martyrdom in Social Work

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Pulling ‘all nighters’ to complete court reports and checking your email at 4am doesn’t make you a better social worker. Instead, you’re working yourself into an early grave and sacrificing your own quality of the life for the sake of an inefficient system that’s failing both you and those you serve.

We’ve all seen it before. The rabid demands that we HAVE to complete a report for 4pm tomorrow, rather than at 9am the following morning (when it will be picked up and read)….

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