OP, a Youth Worker, supports young people aged 13 to 18 in Out of Home Care, often due to being removed from abusive parents. A client struggling with anxiety around school requested OP’s company to class. While walking, a teacher mistook OP, dressed youthfully for better rapport, as a student. The teacher loudly criticized OP’s attire and threatened detention, disregarding explanations. Frustrated but composed, OP asserted not being a student, prompting the teacher to insist OP leave the premises. In frustration, the client shouted that OP was her carer, exposing the truth. The teacher was embarrassed as students watched. Despite the embarrassment, the client’s outburst garnered peer support due to the teacher’s poor behavior. The client was later reminded about appropriate language at school but faced no punishment. This incident humorously resembled the classic “I don’t work here” scenario, transformed into an “I don’t go here” situation which made it more interesting.
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OP is a youth worker supporting 13-18-year-olds in Out of Home Care due to abusive parents and assisting anxious students on her new school day for attendance.
Walking to class, she speeds ahead while OP wears a youthful outfit. A teacher halts her. Dressing ‘cool’ helps connect with clients as an older sister, not just maternally.
Loudly, the teacher scolds, “Uniform?” OP whispers, “Not a student,” to avoid attention. Ignored, she berates OP, gives slip, detention. Annoyed, shocked – mistaken for a school kid at 30? Unbelievable.
Firmly, I clarify, “Not a student.” She persists, gets louder, and demands I leave. The agitated client shouts, “She’s my carer, not a student!”
The teacher reddens, all eyes on us. Mumbling about sign-in, we proceed. The client’s outburst gains popularity as the awful teacher’s behavior is revealed. The client was cautioned, not punished.
The story shows how appearances can be misleading and how standing up against unfair treatment can have unexpected positive outcomes. It reminds us not to judge solely based on looks and highlights the importance of speaking out against mistreatment, even if it leads to surprising and empowering results.
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Nobody needs that kind of popularity.
The client did a great job here!
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