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to start a vocational workers bashing thread?

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roundtable Tue 28-Jun-11 17:15:38

I don't post that often on here, but love reading the variety of thoughts and opinions that are on here. Some of them I can not identify with at all and suspect are just for effect, and others have made me think about certain issues in a slightly different light.

However, the same theme seems to keep coming up for some people. They seem to have a very low opinion of vocational workers and some of the ways they have been described are rather lacking in taste, are very angry, bitter and generalistic.

I'm starting to wonder if we should get rid of all vocational workers, replace them with robots that do as they are told, don't have a life or personality of their own and spend 100% of their lives thinking of the greater good of everyone else but themselves. Oh and grateful, very, very grateful that they are allowed to work with the general public. wink

So am I being unreasonable to start up a vocational workers bashing thread, so it can all be contained to the one? Then I can hide it and continue to enjoy mumsnet for all it's surrealism, without wanting to hit the hide button constantly and then being sucked into reading it at the last minute and being cross with myself for doing so?

<disclaimer, before it's brought up - this is not aimed at any specific thread, more like lots of them over the year!> grin

Vroomfondel Tue 28-Jun-11 17:19:10

what's a 'vocational worker'? i need to know before i insult them.

Insomnia11 Tue 28-Jun-11 17:19:13

Vocational worker? How do you mean?

usualsuspect Tue 28-Jun-11 17:20:49

you mean like shop assistants/hairdessers/builders/cafe workers and care workers etc?

Surely no one like that posts on MN wink

roundtable Tue 28-Jun-11 17:23:47

Sorry, I seem to have invented a new term, I thought it existed already! grin

As in someone who works as in a caring or supportive capacity with members of the the public, e.g. doctors, nurses, carers, teachers, social workers etc

Tchootnika Tue 28-Jun-11 17:25:11

vacational wankers v vocational workers?

CairyHunt Tue 28-Jun-11 17:25:31

who bashes nurses etc, i have never seen it on here in all my years?

CairyHunt Tue 28-Jun-11 17:25:59

pmsl vacational wankers - haha love it

xstitch Tue 28-Jun-11 17:30:20

YABU some people fell shit enough as it is without a full on bashing and this is what this thread will become. Don't feed them even if you can hide it.

Tchootnika Thu 30-Jun-11 14:20:16

Maybe your 'preemptive strike' (see what I've done there?) was a bit premature, OP....

Crosshair Thu 30-Jun-11 14:22:26


mummyosaurus Thu 30-Jun-11 14:33:15

I thought vocation was doing a job you were born to do? You love doing it?

It could be any job. DH works with computers and it his vocation because he loves computers and has done since he got his first one at 10.

So it could be, being a tax inspector is your vocation, because you've always loved percentages and you're a stickler for rules and regulations.

A vocation is a wonderful thing. I imagine anyone who has one should be resistant to your bashing as they are happy in their job.

slipperandpjsmum Thu 30-Jun-11 16:36:47

I have got to say I have always felt very supported on here as a social worker and not noticed any negative comments. Not noticed anything about nurses either. Am I missing these threads - don't tell me where they are. I am a sensitive person!

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