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  1. working on a social work degree in Louisiana

    I am in my junior year of school for my BA in social work. I hope to work for CPS when I graduate. I do not have my ccw license yet, but plan on obtaining it in the near future. I am not sure how my local offices feel, but I know the national association of social workers is strictly opposed to concealed carry. At the end of the day, considering the neighborhoods I may visit and the potential for angry clients, I will carry even if it means job loss if I am found out, or God forbid, have to defend myself. I would rather alive and unemployed than dead and employed

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    JSDinTexas Guest
    I read a lot of conflict of feelings in this post. You want to help 'society' but consider that that same society might do you harm. Sort of begs the question are you going to give them money and food stamps and shoot them if they don't be nice?
    My suggestion would be to go into law enforcement - similar societal obligations but you can carry and shoot people legally.

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    Going off what JSD said, it definitely feels like you are not wholly committed to the job of being a social worker. In my opinion, it seems like you want to help lower class children stuck in bad situations, but you are afraid of the lower class because of things like their higher prevalence of violence. It sounds bad to say but JSD was right in the sense that social workers shouldn't be afraid of and ready to kill the people they are committed to help.
    If you want to help people and get kids out of bad homes while maintaining your safety, carry a gun and tazer and be a cop.

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    JSDinTexas Guest
    Deserteagle - I appreciate the added post, I think you said it better than I did.

  6. Might as well plan on the unemployment then.

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    My wife worked for a "social agency" with abused children. - Not the "Social Work" department that was made up of a bunch of nuts. - She was there to help the kids and parents stay together. The "locals" recognized this and protected her. There wasn't a person in the neighborhoods she went to who would mess with her. (For fear of the residents.) Not so, of those who worked with the SW department. - Those assigned by the courts. Those folks were open game. You have to know what side you are on. Make your mind up about what you want to do now. The social work field is full of one hundred and ten percent libs and you are NOT going to make them comfortable. (concealed will mean concealed) You have to love it. Most "counselors" burn out before 5 years. Too big of case load, too much pressure, too much red tape and too many hours. Wife now teaches special ed. she made it 7 years.
    I wish you the best of luck. You are on a truly noble adventure.

    Psalm 82:3-5

  8. I am not necessarily afraid because the people are poor or otherwise. I just know that any parent might be stressed and angry if I was snooping around and had a possibility to take their kids away. I want to carry to protect myself in work and as I'm out and about for any other reason. My goal is to help children. I am poor myself. My only reasons for not carrying already is that I don't have the disposable income for the permit and a new more compact gun. Mine are larger and don't easily hide well on my body or pockets as I am large as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSDinTexas View Post
    I read a lot of conflict of feelings in this post. You want to help 'society' but consider that that same society might do you harm. Sort of begs the question are you going to give them money and food stamps and shoot them if they don't be nice?
    My suggestion would be to go into law enforcement - similar societal obligations but you can carry and shoot people legally.
    I just loooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee your reply!!! Spoken like a true Texan. LOL
    "Don't let the door hit ya where the dawg shudda bit ya!"
    G'day and Glock
    GATEWAY SWIFT WING ST. LOUIS

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    Tucker's Mom, allow me to offer a humble thank you for calling me a true Texan.
    We've been down here for 5 generations and I always try to measure up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSDinTexas View Post
    Tucker's Mom, allow me to offer a humble thank you for calling me a true Texan.
    We've been down here for 5 generations and I always try to measure up.
    Chorus:
    All my ex's live in Texas
    And Texas is the place I'd dearly love to be
    But all my ex's live in Texas
    And that's why I hang my hat in Tennessee

    Rosanna's down in Texarkana
    Wanted me to push her broom
    Sweet Eileen's in Abilene
    She forgot I hung the moon
    And Allison's in Galveston
    Somehow lost her sanity
    And Dimple's who now lives in Temple's
    Got the law looking for me

    Chorus

    I remember that old Frio River
    Where I learned to swim
    But it brings to mind another time
    Where I wore my welcome thin
    By transcendental meditation
    I go there each night
    But I always come back to myself
    Long before daylight

    All my ex's live in Texas
    And Texas is the place I'd dearly love to be
    But all my ex's live in Texas
    Therefore I reside in Tennessee

    Some folks think I'm hidin'
    It's been rumored that I died
    But I'm alive and well in Tennessee

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