challenging jobs

The Sad Story of a Nurse

A nurse since 97 How I have lasted this long I do not know. ER, Pulmonary, med surg, oncology and a bunch of cardiac with my ACLS as a traveler/agency nurse. I moved around a lot thinking I could find that special place that would allow me to practice safely and give me the [...]

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What’s it Like to be a Nurse

A nurse since 97.  How I have lasted this long I do not know. ER, Pulmonary, med surg, oncology and a bunch of cardiac with my ACLS as a traveler/agency nurse. I moved around a lot thinking I could find that special place that would allow me to practice safely and give me the [...]

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Nursing is Sucking the life out of me

I am an LPN at a Long Term Care facility. I took this job, because I did not want to work at our local hospital and that no other place was hiring in our area and the surrounding areas. I needed the money, because my car was falling apart, I’m getting married in the spring [...]

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Fighting over a Hairspray at Ralphs

I get lucky enough to train a brand new loss Preventon agent in the Ralph’s grocery store. The first thing I tell this wanna be gangster is to back up your partner and he says ”yeah homie I’m down I’m down”.  I should have got the picture and realized that he wasn’t DOWN, just think of [...]

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A Nurse’ Story: The Downs

I was a unit secretary for many years and admired the nurses for both their medical knowledge but also their ability to help others. That and a divorce prompted me to go to Nursing School. I graduated with ADN in 1998 and have had varied experiences. I have worked in med surg, [...]

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A Woman Working in a Man’s World

I’m 25 with a 4 year college degree. When I graduated I started work in an cushy office job. But nearly threw myself out a window because of boredom. So that’s when I opened up the classified to see how I could get out of the office and lose the 25 lbs I gained from [...]

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A Motel Manager’s Job is Stressful

As a general manager of a motel I must say that it is one of the most lonely jobs there is. My employees are lazy and there doesn’t seem to be anything that will motivate them. The sales pressure is extreme and I alone am responsible for making sure that somehow, without my employees actually [...]

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Unhappy Staff Assistant and Happy CNA in ONE

I work as a staff assistant and making over $60,000. I have been with the government for over 20 yrs. Although I like the security that the government used to have, I am very unhappy about my progress. I have worked with 4 different agencies within the 20 years, and have had [...]

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Working at one of Britain’s Biggest Tourist Attractions

Sandcastle Waterworld in Blackpool is one of Britain’s biggest tourist attractions. Having just installed 4.5 million pounds worth of new slides, the place is a treat – for customers.
I have been many times as a customer and had a brilliant time, it is not until you see behind the scenes that you realized how crap [...]

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Fast Food Manager’s Job Story

I worked as a fast food manager where families eat dinner everyday and students and kids worked. I took this job because I enjoyed people and wanted to work somewhere safe. I mean they have play yards and all. Kids everywhere. It always made me happy to see smiles on their faces. But time after [...]

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