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LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Carley Weaver:" I feel like I'd do really well with the written test and typing test..but with the interview in front of a panel...not so much."


You might not have to - I ended up turning it down because I couldn't manage the hours in terms of daycare, but I never had to do a lie detector or written test, it probably depends on the county you work for.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25864 posts
status 21st Jan '13

this is something im really interested in as well! does anyone know the qualifications you need? I.E. prior medical training or anything? do you think a degree in social work would be beneficial?:D

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" this is something im really interested in as well! does anyone know the qualifications you need? I.E. prior medical training or anything? do you think a degree in social work would be beneficial?:D"


it really varies by county.
I have a degree in Soc./criminal justice and it didn't really put me at an advantage.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:" it really varies by county. I have a degree in Soc./criminal justice and it didn't really put me at an advantage."


Which is odd because I was offered the job and I was an HR major and have ZERO experience. :lol:



It just really, really depends on where you are and what they are looking for. I was applying in a very small area, so I think that could have something to do with it.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Which is odd because I was offered the job and I was an HR major and have ZERO experience. :lol: ... [snip!] ... are and what they are looking for. I was applying in a very small area, so I think that could have something to do with it. "


My degree really doesn't have anything to do with law enforcement. It opened the door for the interview, but I still had to do all the testing and screenings.
In the end I decided it was not something I could ever do!

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25864 posts
status 21st Jan '13
Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:" My degree really doesn't have anything to do with law enforcement. It opened the door for the interview, ... [snip!] ... interview, but I still had to do all the testing and screenings. In the end I decided it was not something I could ever do!"


yeah i could see myself saying the same thing if i ever did apply. i just hate being a social worker anyway. its stressful, and pays poop..atleast a dispatcher doesnt have to look at faces of sad children and gets paid better!

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" yeah i could see myself saying the same thing if i ever did apply. i just hate being a social worker ... [snip!] ... anyway. its stressful, and pays poop..atleast a dispatcher doesnt have to look at faces of sad children and gets paid better!"


I have always worked in the social services. I am glad to be able to SAH right now, I couldn't imagine the added stress of that type of job.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" yeah i could see myself saying the same thing if i ever did apply. i just hate being a social worker ... [snip!] ... anyway. its stressful, and pays poop..atleast a dispatcher doesnt have to look at faces of sad children and gets paid better!"


That would kill me, I couldn't do it.I see too much crap as it is, I would probably go home crying every day.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25864 posts
status 21st Jan '13
Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:" I have always worked in the social services. I am glad to be able to SAH right now, I couldn't imagine the added stress of that type of job."


well im a SAHM right now. the last "job" i had was working with sexually abused children (most ages 10 and under) it was AWFUL. and then i got pregnant...and it saved me. thank God. i will never go back. their faces still haunt me

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" well im a SAHM right now. the last "job" i had was working with sexually abused children (most ages ... [snip!] ... and under) it was AWFUL. and then i got pregnant...and it saved me. thank God. i will never go back. their faces still haunt me"


I can't even imagine!