Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 43
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

I've actually been in the field for about 10 years of total service time now. Started when I was 18 as a summer job while in college back in 1993.


First five years I worked on a maximum security psych ward for the most aggressive male patients in the state (that were not in the psych ward at the state prison - when the unit was constructed, it was because those folks had finished their prison sentences, but were still a danger to self or others and needed to remain committed in a state facility) and some time in a community residence. I've been service coordinator/case manager/social worker , whatever the title for the past 5.5 years. This is just a lateral transfer request that has been in since October of last year. Looks like it might finally come true <fingers crossed>


Thanks for the well wishes everyone!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Okay, new change to my wish list for Christmas.


I just learned there will be an opening at the Mental Health Center (opening is for staff, not a new admission, just to quell the potential wise comment ::P: ) 3 blocks from my apartment. This will be such a HUGE quality of life improvement over my current 1.5 hour, on a good day, commute. There have been two openings recently, but one was for a Khmer (Cambodian) speaker, and the other for a Spanish speaker. (The city I live in has a very large Cambodian and Spanish population) So I am just hoping they don't decide to make this opening at the last minute to Gujarati (Indian dialect, the other non-English language). So, I want this transfer to go through for Xmas. It is the exact same job, but no commute, and because the site is based in a mental health center, the majority of the clients will come to me rather than I having to go to them. Just eliminating travel costs alone will be about a $4000 a year raise!!!


Oh yeah, this will also give me scads more time to paint and stuff since I won't be all tweaked out from my commute.


So Santa...

I've tried. Honest I have. :rolleyes:

Good luck - I hope you get the transfer. I can understand not liking the commute.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I filled a shopping cart at The War Store with $250 worth of Wargods of Aegyptus and Reaper miniatures, and provided a link on my Christmas list to my mother. By a wacky cosmic mix-up, the order confirmation was sent to me (my mother and I have nearly the same email address). It didn't list the miniatures she ordered for me, but it did have the amount -- with tax (cause I'm in New York State, as is the War Store) it came to $91.17.




So I get the huge surprise of finding out what minis I am getting.

Link to post
Share on other sites



sounds like you'll be getting a nice surprise when you see exactly what minis you got.


If I could convince my folks to actually buy things online, that would make it a lot easier to provide them with suggestions.


Lots of good stuff at the War Store (last time I was in there, I left with 9 pounds of metal, which made flying home fun since it was all carry-on)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Let me guess, Eastman -- one of your arms is incredibly ripped, the other isn't. ::D:

It was only 9 pounds of minis, so it wasn't that hard to carry (easier to deal with than the work laptop computer I was also carrying, and a little less than half the price ::P: )

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...