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WelshMaenad Thu 06-Feb-14 22:42:18

I've been planning to return to Uni as a mature student for a couple of years, to study Social Work. I was recently told that the funding for my job is ending sooner than anticipated and have taken the opportunity to put in an application for the coming academic year, Sept '14. I'm really nervous but excited by the prospect of a new adventure and today found out that I've been offered an interview at my first choice Uni as well as my other two choices, making it three for three! I was really chuffed and posted as such on Facebook.

I got lots of enthusiastic and encouraging responses, but a woman who is a friend of my parents just commented "Hope you're making the right choice - lots of cuts in councils!".

AIBU to find this a bit negative and verging on rude? My mother is a bloody social worker, I'm well aware of the range of employment opportunities as well as the recruitment situation in my area (which, whilst not offering guarantees for three years hence, is currently very rosy, with several LA's seemingly constantly recruiting social workers).

RandyRudolf Thu 06-Feb-14 22:44:20

She's probably a tad bitter because you're taking the leap and doing something with your life.

Chipandspuds Thu 06-Feb-14 22:47:31

I think she sounds jealous....best to ignore her!

justmuddlingalong Thu 06-Feb-14 22:49:39

Post this. And well done!

Ifcatshadthumbs Thu 06-Feb-14 22:52:09

I'm in a similar situation to you and was peeved when talking to my mum she said 'there is always a good chance you won't get a job anyway' thanks mum hmm

BrianTheMole Thu 06-Feb-14 22:53:32

You'll get used to the negativity when you become a social worker grin. <disclaimer, I am a social worker who is used to the negativity>

Good luck with the interview. It is hard work, but I still find the job largely rewarding, many years down the road.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Thu 06-Feb-14 23:13:30

When I first left school and got a place on a training course I REALLY wanted to do, and was one of only 5 people selected from over 200, I met a friend of my mam's on the bus.
I told her all about it, excitedly, and she said "ooh engineering what a shame, and you got such good O'Levels too - was there nothing else?" hmm
Either this woman is a miserable sod who is jealous or she is genuinely worried that you won't get a job because she believes what she reads in the papers about The Cuts and the country Going To HELL In A Hanbasket type stuff. Either way, not your problem.
Good luck on your course grin

fluterby Thu 06-Feb-14 23:19:05

Don't ever let others steer you from your path. It was a throw away comment.

DoubleHappiness Thu 06-Feb-14 23:25:22

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WisneaMe Fri 07-Feb-14 10:04:42

Stole your quote doublehappiness.

WisneaMe Fri 07-Feb-14 10:07:54

And I agree pay no mind to the negative friend.
I used to be really affected by a person opinions on my life and would be miserable and question myself, now I tell very little and don't feed their opinions with information.
Believe in yourself like doublehappiness quote.

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