dangerous jobs

Forgettable Experiences Working at a New Zealand Security Company

I have been working for an undisclosed security company in New Zealand for approximately one year. From my time working in security I have found there is serious breach of basic human rights, breaks, holiday entitlements and sick leave. Additionally, there is a large amount of favouritism that arises from working in security.
In New Zealand [...]

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The Unforgettable McDonald’s Experience – Dangerous Crazy Coworkers

This story is long, but please take your time to read it. It contains some things that might make you think twice about the things that go on behind the golden arches…
I began working for McDonald’s in Australia last year, and if my experiences were in the contract’s terms and conditions then I never would [...]

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The Other Sides of the Modelling World

Ring Ring, hello… “It’s 5am, where in the sam hell are you!?!?” Oh, hey Bill. Don’t worry – I’m leaving now. Bill is my agent; he gets me all my jobs. Right now I’m on my way to do a shoot for some catalog.
Ya see, people think models have these glamorous lifestyles who do not [...]

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How to be happy at work – One Question Away from Job Satisfaction

I finally landed my dream job, so I thought. Yet one of the 3 Ps – People, Place, and Position – inevitably seemed to be amiss. With people, there was either too little fraternization or too much ego. With place, there were intolerable working conditions such as being seated next to an impossibly loud [...]

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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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I Dig out Railcars for Work Plus Benefits

I go inside of chemical tank railcars and dig out the hardened residue. Mostly coal tar or creosote. You have to wear a full chemical suit and a full-face supplied air respirator inside these things. I mainly use a jackhammer and a shovel for my “excavations.” This seems like it would be a terrible job, [...]

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NURSING UNIONS:OUR ONLY HOPE OF HAVING A DECENT CAREER!

I have been a registered nurse in the state of South Carolina for about ten years now and I hate it!!!! I have been from one job to the next looking for the “right job”, but to no avail. The nursing profession is DANGEROUS!!! I frequently see articles and news reports about the national “nursing [...]

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What’s it Like to be a Medic in Iraq

I am 24 years old and I am getting ready to start Nursing school this fall. No, I don’t have experience as a RN, but I soon will.
However, I did serve 5 years as a medic in the military where I did two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. Reading these [...]

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Not so Glamorous Job as Laurent Bakery Pastry Chef

I am an Indian man in my early 30s who came to Melbourne in the hope of finding good employment. I have been a pastry chef for over 10 years now, and was able to get a job with Laurent Bakery at the factory in Clayton – a well respected pâtisserie. I signed [...]

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Turning my Back on Nursing for Good

I’ve been caring for patients in one capacity or another for over 30 years. I’ve been an RN for twelve and like many others who have written on this site, I was surprised to learn that choosing this career was one of the worst things I ever did to myself.
I make much more money than many [...]

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