Have two very close friends who work for DCF here in Florida. One who I met, had been in the field for about ten years, and the other I knew as she was entering the field. The first was disgusted, unhappy and counting the days until retirement. The second was full of hope and good intentions. Now, years later, they both act like a truck has run over them everyday. No compassion, very racist and try to suck up every benefit the state gives them to make the whole thing worthwhile. The system itself is set-up to fail its clients and its employees. State Workers are beat down to complacency and indifference. Yes they do get dowdy and ill-tempered. All the play is taken out of the pup, so to speak.