challenging jobs

Felt Relieve from Quitting Nursing For Good

I have been in the nursing program for almost a year. Six days ago, I withdrew from all my courses. The next day, I immediately tried to get back into the program but despite my good grades and attendance I was denied re-enrollment. I was unhappy with nursing but I don’t know if I made [...]

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A Job at McDonalds is Not for Everyone

I’m 16 years old and I work at a McDonalds in WV. Before I worked at McDonalds there were certain stereotypes that were always held deep within me, such as microwaving the food. We don’t. In fact I’m happy that this McDonalds was my very first job, and I’ve been considering staying here too.
However, not [...]

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Work Politics is Getting Dirty at McDonalds

I started at McDonalds in Oct 2003, That’s like 2 years and 5 months.
For the last 8-12 months I’ve been on 3 trials in order to be promoted to a crew trainer. It is something that I have wanted for a while and has seriously grown on me. I found it very hard as a [...]

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Waitressing is Better than Teaching Bratty Kids

I went and got a masters’ degree because I thought teaching was my dream.
My family was so proud because I’d no longer be waiting tables! I was the first one in my family to not only go to college but to get a masters’ degree!
Anyway, my student teaching went OK. It was in the inner [...]

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So you want to be a HVACR Service Technician!

My job is Operations Manager for a medium sized 10-12 truck heating and air conditioning service company. This has been most of my life 34 years in the trade with 100,000 hours assisting and servicing. Yea the math for 34 years should have me around 2000 a year or 68,000 hours — [...]

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Being a Special Education Teacher at Alabama Public School Systems

I have been a special education teacher in the Alabama Public School Systems for 16 years and I’ll tell you, it’s no piece of cake. Being a male I was sort of pushed into special education though I had always had an interest in the field. I got my chance when I was [...]

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From Heath Care to Health Business

I was so proud and happy when I became a nurse. In my first job,I was treated like an uneducated piece of crap by the oafish,lazy shift supervisor who was very good at pushing her responsibilities onto anyone else. The N.H,which amazingly,is still open,was infested w/ cockroaches as well as mice.
They hired people who could scarcely [...]

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A 15 Year Old Employee Unfairly Fired at McDonalds

I’m only 15 yrs old but I’ve been working at Mcdonalds for 5 months. For my first job, I loved it. The people are so friendly and you always have the same customers coming in everyday. I got along great with all the managers and always came in to work whenever they were short some [...]

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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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Being a teacher….We aren’t the problem

I am a public school teacher who has been in the classroom for thirty
years. Kids are different in many ways as are schools. Most of the time I love my job, but
there are many days when the frustration at student apathy, cockiness, and just rude
behavior get to me. I hear people say they are bored [...]

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