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Finding A New Gig Due To A School Stabbing: I Am Not Safe!


Finding A New Gig Due To A School Stabbing: I Am Not Safe!

The Struggles of Being a CaseworkerHere I am again. Going back and forth about my next career move (again). Reworking my resume (again) because I really can’t see myself in this current position for long (again). My creative career is my priority but it is difficult to focus on my website, writing and publishing books, being a television host, and creating my one-woman-show when I have a full-time job. Still, I remain. I continue living a double life because bills must be paid and being broke is for the birds.

And who wants to live like a filthy NYC pigeon?

This current job is hood. I walked down a street in Harlem today and was afraid I was either going to be jumped for my iPhone, hit on by every man (they cover every inch of pavement!), or attacked by the woman who was yelling at the person on the other end of her cell phone (I gave her a look and she gave me the side-eye). But this job is also flexible. I pretty much make my own hours. I am not micromanaged. I am free to use the computers and can write and post throughout the work day when I am not on school or home visits. So I stay. I stop looking for work because this allows me to live the life of relationship writers and working class paid professional.

Until today.

Today, I was emailed a link regarding an accidental stabbing at West Prep Academy, one of the schools that I visit.  A 12-year-old student hurled a 4-inch knife at another student, hitting him in the calf. The wounded student was taken to the hospital and treated. As for the assailant, he was taken into custody and charged with reckless endangerment. This is not okay and has made it infinitely clear that my job is not safe. I could have been at the school when the incident happened. And though it may sound selfish that I am thinking of myself when a child was harmed, this is not the first time that I have felt unsafe in my current work environment. So Pepitas, I am going to stop dilly dallying and pondering what is next. Instead, I will begin a job search (again) and send out my resume (again) to companies that believe in keeping their employees safe. For the first time, I am going to seek employment in a professional setting because this unhealthy lifestyle is for the birds.

And who wants to live like a filthy NYC pigeon?

Not I.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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