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In Depth Perspective from a Small Business Owner

After reading several stories I thought it would be beneficial for most of the story writers to read what it’s like to manage a bunch of disgruntled and ungrateful men and women.
Being at the top means having to put up with lots of whining, constant asking for more money, time off, re hiring for those [...]

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The Undeniable Truth On Racism in Nursing

I started in nursing as a little girl when my mom would prepare a pot of soup and corn bread for us to eat and then take what was left to the elderly in our neighborhood. She would say when I get to their home to clean up the dishes and pick up any clutter [...]

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Being a Nurse is NOT Easy

I have only been an RN for a year, in a department I am NOT crazy about at all. Staffing is awful, I’ve experienced a true workplace bully, and because our patients are relatively healthy, they treat us like their personal assistants. An example to illustrate this point: a patient once told one of our [...]

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Nursing Sucked the Life Out of Me

I wake up every morning and say the Our Father to myself in order to get me through another day of backstabbing, demoralization, and disappointment in humanity. I am a RN-BSN.
PLEASE reconsider if you are considering becoming a nurse because I know once that time/money is invested in a education, you have reached the [...]

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Fast Food Job is Bad for the Health

I am a fast food worker and have been for 5 years. During college, I decided to work at one to gain extra money to keep me afloat. I was crew and of course it fine at first. The restaurant at the time was slow and I basically felt that my minimum wage pay out [...]

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McDonalds Employee: Unfairly Judge by People

I have been a manager at McDonalds for six years and employeed for a total of 8. During my time in management, I left and started a job in real estate but found my way back to McDonalds within 12 months.
It was unbelievable the respect I was automatically given for the simple reason I [...]

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The Life of a Restaurant Worker is NO Easy Feat!

I was basically raised to be a restaurant worker! My Mom was a waitress and my Dad a bartender. All of my siblings started in a restaurant but are out now. I grew a love for the business and have decided to make it my career. Only problem is, I seem to let everyday stresses [...]

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RN means Being a Patient Advocate

I have been an R.N. since 1994. While attending Nursing school, I did not work in the medical field. (I had NO idea what I was in for.) In my last quarter prior to graduating, I remember many times going into the Linen closet area with tears in my eyes, trying to re-group my [...]

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Nursing Means Voice of Hope and Encouragement, Passion and Disappointment

Dear colleagues (new and old),
I have been a nurse (and no I won’t reveal my level of education as I don’t believe that it designates my level of intelligence or commitment to our profession) for over 25 years. THERE IS ROOM FOR ALL OF US.
To my new sisters and brothers in the profession: WELCOME! Our [...]

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Exotic Dancer, aka Lap Dance Specialist

I started out working in a gentlemans club as the beer tub girl. Basically, I sat there, looked pretty, and popped beer caps for customers walking in the front door.
I worked for about 2 months observing the workings of a strip joint: how the girls approached the men… the hustle they would use to [...]

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