bad bosses

Design Engineer….Nepotism in a Family Business

A short while ago, I took a new position as a design engineer for a small family run company. The son of the owner was the VP of engineering.   The son was quite a bit younger than me, but… So..
The first week on the job, I’m sitting in my cube, a few feet from his office, when his [...]

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Software Developer………sheer incompetence

I was a…god what was I?…C++/MTS/VMS developer. I surfed the web on a day to day
basis..<laughs>..all server side development. In Munich.
Before this, I was a VB/Access developer for a Digital. I got the job through
contacts…the old boys network.
I took it because it seemed like a good idea at the time and the money was good. [...]

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Journalist…..Jobs in Journalism are rewarding, but very political

The journalism bug bit me at a young age and I chased my dream in high school and
college. Guess it was the Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant shows that inspired me.
Unfortunately, that was TV; this was reality. I worked in TV and at newspapers.
Movies and television often make these out to be glamorous jobs [...]

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McDonalds job…..All about the team

I worked as a crew member at McDonald’s in Plainview, New York right after high
school. Mcdonald’s always seemed like a good first job and one of my best friends worked
there….so I went in and applied.
I loved it. It was a lot of fun. We were a very…highly rated store. Mcdonalds has
an internal rating system.
It was [...]

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Big City Banking….no room for creativity.

The official title for my job was financial officer for the International income
group in the management accounting area….I worked in NYC. Before this job, I worked for the same company, just in a different department and before that, I was in school.
How did I get the job?….I interviewed for it…ok, well originally, they had a job fair…more [...]

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