“How can you do such a difficult job and be away from your family all the time?”
As a Global Professional Instructor for CPI, I have a unique and sometimes difficult job. I travel all over the country, and sometimes the world, to teach our training programs. It’s not the job itself that’s difficult. It’s all the variables around being able to get to and do my job that can be uniquely challenging. Living out of a suitcase is not so bad, unless your luggage doesn’t show up at your destination. Spending lots of time in hotels is OK, but fire alarms at three in the morning are, well, alarming. Eating in lots of great restaurants is, well . . . great! But eating alone all the time gets lonely.
So our customers ask me that question above all the time—how I can do such a difficult job and be away from my family all the time?
I always reply that my job is a cakewalk compared to theirs.
What I really mean is that working in human services can be one of the most challenging careers there is. And when you choose to serve others, that desire to help fellow human beings makes you a very special person.
This piece is for all of you very special people who work in human services. It’s a message of gratitude from care receiver to caregiver.
Thank you for the incredible work you do every day. Even if they don’t express it, that “difficult
” person in your care is enriched by your help and support.