Thursday, June 30, 2011

Social work and satisfaction.

Writers have tons of reasons for using humor. One is it's easy to use yet effective in hooking readers. Those who have marketing jobs and media jobs that involve writing know this. You can't use it in academic writing where spock speak is the rule, though.

That's why the problem with having a writer job is you feel crazy all the time. You haven't written anything personal in years. You're always on the lookout for ideas to keep your perspective fresh. Your mind's always working and you lose your ability to judge what's normal.

Many tiring things come with being a writer, but we guess, this is also the case with other job positions. There's no job that's heaven, but chances of you meeting people who are really devoted to their jobs are still favorable. We can't totally discount that fact.

Professionals with accounting jobs dance with numbers everyday, but it's amazing that there are still some of them who look forward to tomorrows despite the tiring routine, for instance. Same goes for career builders with engineering jobs and IT jobs. Devotion simply means seizing the day everyday and they have it.

Most of the time, people associate the social services field with "devotion". And it's understandable why. People are expected to help each other. There's something really satisfying about lending a hand when it's most needed.

We know people who've always wanted to do social work. Ask them why and they will tell you the same thing: It's very satisfying. The catch? They don't know how. Industry Focus has interviews with hard-working people who have social services jobs at D'you have the same desire? Reading these interviews will benefit you a lot:

World Vision - Building A Better World For Children at

Knowing that I'm in a place where I can actually help make a difference in the lives of needy children and their families around the world. And helping to provide the channels of transformation, not only for the lives of our beneficiaries, but for those of our supporters and donors as well. I also enjoy working with my team and colleagues - everyone shares the same passion and heart for serving the poor so it is a joy to work alongside each other as we help one another overcome the daily challenges of meeting and achieving our goals. -- Jenny Teo, Communications Manager at World Vision Singapore

HighPoint - Rebuilding Broken Lives at

It may seem quite hard to sympathize with men who have committed crimes, but it's also important to understand that by helping these ex-offenders to rehabilitate, we are enabling them to share their testimonies with others (particularly youth) that a life of crime does not pay. This is further emphasized in the fact that having strong role models for young men is very important to a society's stability. Ex-offenders trained by HighPoint will be entering into a competitive world to try to succeed. -- Daniel Jesudason, Executive Director at Highpoint

AWWA - We Are Looking For Stayers at

Before you consider working for a non-profit organisation, ask yourself, “Am I prepared to take less money in exchange for a better quality of life?” -- Maureen Fung, AWWA

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