challenging jobs

Stop Whining and Go to Work

I am an “A71″ programmer for Microsoft. The largest software company in the world. Yes, I know Bill Gates. You would figure someone in my position would make decent money and have perks. Guess again. I got a lousy raise this year and it only took me up to $420,000 [...]

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Telefundraising: How to sell cancer

My first job was telemarketing for a cancer society. They always wanted you to call it telefundraising because “we’re not selling anything.” which is true I suppose we just want you to give money for nothing. Anyway I liked the job to begin with. It beats working at a fast food place. Very little occupational [...]

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Thrilled to be Teaching English in Japan

I have done many jobs in my lifetime; waitressing, personal care, tourist information guide, camp ground attendant, and some less interesting jobs such as fast food and chambermaiding. Recently I moved to Japan and have become an English teacher! It’s an awesome job because I work with a variety of classes, single students ages 2-60! [...]

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The Ugly Truth About Nursing: Stay Away

The problem in nursing is not the actual job (provided you had time to do it). It’s a variety of personalities such as doctors (who don’t have to be DRUG TESTED by the way – explain that to me and while you are at it just try to get a job as a nurse WITHOUT [...]

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Oh How I Hated Working at McDonalds

In January of this year I dropped out of university and moved back to my hometown while I attempted to figure out what to do with my life. In the meantime I decided to get a job. I’d worked at McDonald’s before in another city and it had been a great experience so I decided [...]

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Present and Future Nurses…Let’s talk

I admit, it is kind of surprising to see how many nurses writing about hating their jobs. Don’t get me wrong, I know the challenges…I’ve been a nurse for about 13 years now. I’ve worked nursing homes, clinic, Neonatal ICU and now I’m a nursing instructor. Despite all the crap I’ve gone through, I do [...]

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True to Life Stories from a Medical Technologist

You guessed it, I am a medical technologist. Unless you are one you probably do not even know who we are, what we do, and our centralized importance to treating the sick.
A medical technologist is an individual who works in the clinical laboratory processing various bodily fluids for the presence of disease. We [...]

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The Mclife from the Point of View of a Worker

I took a little time to examine the stories of fellow McDonald workers. I’m completely surprised by what I’ve been reading; it’s gone so far that workers in the UK have banned together to basically shut down the entire corporation.
I’m a swing manager at McDonald’s and I’m making around 10 dollars an hour for a [...]

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Helpful Perspective from a Med Student

To all those in the med profession-love. To those who don’t appreciate it-be glad you’re not in Canada or any other country where health care is nonexistent.
Bottom line is we’re born (if we’re not aborted cause we’re an inconvenience), life is tough and then we die.
I’m not in it for the money because I [...]

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I Love Working as a Nurse

I am a Registered nurse who worked many years as a floor nurse and team leader on a medical unit consisting mostly of cardiac patients and occasional neurology patients. I loved being a nurse despite the fact that the hospital was always short staff and the pay for Arkansas is among one of the lower [...]

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