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How often do you take work home with you?
The majority of people will work overtime hours or take work home with them on occasion. Talk to the interviewer about how frequently to take your work home. Ensure that you express your need for a positive balance between work and personal life.
Answer examples
"I make sure to utilize my work hours very efficiently so the only time that I take my work home is when there is an extremely stringent deadline. I would say that, overall, I take my work home maybe twice per month. It's all about being diligent with your time in the office!"
Entry Level answer example
"I take my work home with me whenever it is necessary. Some positions I have held, I work from home nearly every day. Other roles, such as my current position, I work from home just a couple of times per month."
Experienced answer example
"I try not to take my work home with me. Everyone needs downtime. However, if something needs to get done, I will get it done, even from home. It's important as an addictions counselor that I regenerate between patients as well."

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User-Submitted Answers

How often do you take work home with you?
I find it hard to make decisions where there is only an illusion of choice and it is obvious that all the options are bad ones that would all see the client in a worse situation. When there is hope for something better It is so much easier to help make decisions with clients.
What I am going to wear how can I be part of the solution and not the problem.
Making decisions to that will help others is easier. Difficult decisions would have to be anything dealing with my children. I want to make the best decision for them and not mess up. I want to get it right the first time.
Deciding the right level of care for our clients I find the least chanllnging. Some of the most diffivutl decisons I havre hasd ot make our discharging a patieny.
Every day routine decisions. The most difficult are decisions that you are faced with that you have not encountered before.
I have to look at each client as an individual;therefore, I cannot make a decision that is best for the client without doing an assessment. I believe it is difficult to help clients make decisions unless I am able to look at the results of their assessments. Of course, in crisis situations, it would not always be possible to do an assessment, so I need to be prepared for any situation that comes my way. If I were to encounter any difficulty making a decision, I would seek help from my supervisor.
Decisions that are made with adequate time a.
The easiest decisions that I have to make are the ones that effect me directly. I find it more difficult to make a decision when it would effect others.
Whether or not the client is receptive and benefiting from the disscussions. What should be done.
Decisions that are easy for me to make usually when the situation will cause no problem for another person and vice versal.
To refer a client to an more intensive treatment program when they need it. The most difficult is testify against my client in court for non-complain w/ tx. Recommendations.
The easiest decisions are those that will directly have an affect on my immediate family. The most difficult are the ones that I have to give up on a goal that I have long awaited, due to unforeseen circumstances.
The easiest: routine client stuff such as meal chores and what to cook. Difficult: figuring out how I can be a part of the solution for a client when she is facing a difficult situation, rather than part of the problem.
Easiest would be the type of help/resources I would offer and the most difficult would be to tell the addict that I could not help them.
The easier decision for me to make was being on time for this interview.
The easiest decisions for me to make are ones where I have a positive prediction about the outcome. A difficult decision for me to make would be one where someone may get hurt during the process. However, I understand that difficult decisions are a part of this career.
Decisions that are easy for me to make are those where I can predict a positive outcome. The decisions that are most difficult for me to make are those where someone may get hurt in the process. I do know however that in this line of work difficult decisions need to be made, and I will always act accordingly.
Decisions where there is no gray area vs. Decisions that are related to feelings.
Decisions with a determined outcome such as if I go right I will end up here are easiest for me to make. Decisions with an unknown outcome are harder and may creat more stress.
Decisions that only have a few choices are easiest to make. The most difficult decisions are when there are many people affected by the decision and it can have lasting impact for many years.
The easiest decisions I can make are: When to schedule appointments, when to ask for help, and when to walk away from issues that are beyond my control. The most difficult decisions I had to make is when to refuse services for a client that I know could benefit from treatment.
Decisions that are easiest for me to make are knowing and being confident in making professional judgement. Using the decision- making model is very important. If something is not right or I know is not right I will make the call of knowing that my decisions I have made for that situation are true and honest. The most difficult decisions are the ones that I am unsure about, but finding out the correct way to do things and solve the situation the most effective and proper ways possible.
It is easy for me to decide which thread to pull when following a client. Although sometimes it is hard to decide what to say.
Morale decisions, decisions that are made that might cause conflict.
Right or Wrong choices. The most difficult would be attachment.
The easiest would be a decision that would be a solution that is clear cut and best fit for a situation or individuals needs. The most difficult would be making a decision that will cause emotional pain or distress to a person or situation.
Deciding on an appropriate treatment plan is easiest. Deciding to discharge a client is the hardest.
Easiest- topics of discussion Difficult- approach.
Easiest decisions to make in relation to counseling is to advocate for my client. Maybe the hardest decisions are when it conflicts with my morals.
What type a rehabilitation a person needs. Allowing a person to fall flat on their face when I could have helped them.
The decisions that are easiest to make are for others, the most difficult is when it comes to my own life.
I find most decision making an easy process because I do not make quick, or fast decisions. I am a thoughtful person and I take time to assess situations before making decisions.
Decisions regarding safety for my clients/students are easier for me. Sometimes conflict with a client can be very daunting to me, because I do not want sabatage the client/counselor relationship.
I find decisions that prioritize life in general easiest to make. But am ambiguous with decisions such as where to eat or what to wear.
Choices that promote well being are easily made. It is difficult to make decisions based on ethics.
I don't really feel like I have a problem making decisions.
Making the decision to welcome anyone to our facility was easy, the most difficult is when I had NO choice in discharging a client.
It is easy for me to make decisions when there are no questions to my decision IIt's hard to make decisions when something is unknown.
Safety of mt clients not being able to have succes.
Deciscions based on ethics, professionalism and the best tx for my client. Most difficult would be when to admit that someone does not want the help.
I can decide what art modality to use with each client and each presenting issue the most difficult is helping clients to balance their life - life skills.
The easiest decision to make would be if we could deal with each client on an individual basis and the most difficult would be to report and discharge a client for something that could have been resolved looking at both sides.
To sit with a client. To deny explanations when we were busy.
The most easiest decisions for me to make is to identity the persons needs, the most difficulties decisions is cutting off a client.
I find it easier to work with an individual that has been court mandated to attend chemical dependency treatment versus the ones who are being made to feel like they have been pressured to get help from family members or friends.
It is easy for me to help others and it is difficult for me when I cannot.
It's easy to help a client see how thier old way of thinking has hurt them in the past. It's hard to get clients to change if they aren't ready to change in all areas of their life.
It is easy to make decisions when we have rules. Emotional decisions are the hardest.
Easy decisions are those decisions I make where I can see the big picture and a good outcome. The most difficult decision come from giving up when there is nothing in my being that I can do to help others.
Easiest- situations that are black/white. Situations that follow policy. Difficult- grey areas. Sometimes "judgement calls" are difficult to make. What may seem logical to me might not be logical to another individual.
Short term decisions are easy, long term decisions are harder to make and require more thinking.
What tools to use with and individual are the easiest and closure of a case can sometimes be my most difficult.
Information gathered to make a sound decision and lack of information in making a decision.
Deciding being there for people, hardest is not being too close to them..
Knowing this is the right way and unsure if this is an.
Treatment planning and decisions relating to what the client wants to achieve are easiest. When to discharge a client due to non-compliance or behavioral issues are most difficult.
Offering a client a placement on the programme I'm running. Realising that the programme is not suitable for the client because of mental health issues.
Easy for me to make decisions regarding academics and research, wanting to take on challenges so I can keep learning. Hard to make decisions around ethics at times and balancing academic ways with real human connections.
Helping people, having to turn people away.
Short term are easiest and long term are hardest.. Not worrying is important and not to get stuck in the middle..
The easiest decisions for me to make are motivating client's to seek treatment. The most difficult decision for me would be unable to motivate a client that doesn't see their addiction as a problem.
No decision is easy to make. For me, most difficult decision to make is deciding how to not give up.
I would say the easy ones are when the clt is compliant and able to show progress in tx. and the most difficult I would say are denying a clt take homes due to not complying with tx although you can see some are trying.
Time management. Decisions where my actions affect my family.