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Do Not Go Into Nursing if You Love Yourself

I am a new nurse, graduated two months ago and now in a position as a psychiatric nurse. I came from a technical background. I used to do inspection work for turbine repair facilities and power plants. I loved that work, but it was monotonous, and had little prospect for advancement. I was also working [...]

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The Secret in Surviving as McDonalds Worker

Hello. I Started working for McDonalds straight after I had left College back in 2002, I applied there for a job because some of my friends had worked there while we were at school and they said it was one way to make money. So I applied not knowing what I was really getting into.
I [...]

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The (UN) Glamorous World of Publishing Revealed

For some reason, many people regard publishing as a glamorous industry. I suppose it’s because of all the media bigwigs, like Anna Wintour and Simon Newhouse who attend big media parties sponsored by Conde Nast or Bertelsmann.
Even getting PUBLISHED isn’t glamorous for most people. Believe me, I know. I’m a book editor. I work for [...]

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Just Another Nurse Telling Another story

Over a decade in nursing, almost 2 in medical field. I’ve worked in ICU, home health, medsurg, neuro, cardiology, burn unit, bone marrow transplant, renal dialysis, and even a few days in a nursing home. I’ve tried and done it all. Employers love to hire me because I have such extensive knowledge. [...]

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Experiencing the Good and Bad of Nursing

I am a new graduate RN, formally an LPN (for 1 yr-got it while in nursing school). I have discovered there are many aspects of nursng both good & bad. I love helping people, have real compassion for the ill & injured and have strong faith (really helps in the profession). I currently work in [...]

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All Lies About McDonald’s Stories Here

I would just like to warn everybody reading these threads that almost every single person claiming to be a manager is in fact a fraud.
After reading all of this bull****, I didn’t find one single McBashing story that could actually be entirely true.
I don’t doubt that a lot of them were at least crew at [...]

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Got the Managerial Position Early at McDonalds

Hello! I am a manager at several¬†McDonald’s in Pennsylvania. Our stores are franchised and they own six stores, in which I have worked at all six.¬†I started there in January, 2004 and was promoted to a crew trainer 2 months later. By December of 2004, I was asked to become a “Shift Co-ordinator” (our district [...]

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Male Nurses are the Best in the Hospitals

Nursing sucks but I’m in it for the right reasons. I love helping and taking care of people. Men are the better nurses. 1) We are physically and mentally stronger, 2) We don’t get involved in the bitchy politics, 3) I don’t care about any of the miserable-bitchy-females I work with. [...]

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The Stress is Not Worth the Pay for Nurses

I am so glad (but sorry too) to see all the other nurses who feel as I do. I can’t believe the stress and workload expected of the RNs in my unit and hospital. From what I read it’s the same everywhere too.
I read someone make a comment that they were [...]

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It’s a Hard Knock Life For a School teacher

I have taught elementary school for 25 years now. Perseverance is my middle name! It has not been easy! I could write a book filled with the anecdotes of apathetic or weird children and parents I have encountered. Some years have been horrible and stressful, others have been pretty good, with [...]

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