autonomy

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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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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McDonalds Manager – Can’t wait to quit!

I have been with my franchise of McDonalds for six years, and I have been management for five of those six years. I used to love my job, when I was crew, my managers loved me, I worked my butt off, and when I was asked to become manager and manage the overnight shift I [...]

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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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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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Graphic Designer – a POSITIVE look at graphic design

I’m a graphic designer. Part freelance, part contract, and part full time (I kind of do my own thing). I decided to write something about myself, because I stumbled across this site and noticed all that there was said about graphic design is negative things. So here we go:
A lot of the views on the other [...]

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A Frustrated Dialysis Nurse due to Lack of Support

I am dialysis nurse. What is dialysis? Well it is basically a process that involves hooking your body up to a machine through an artificially created access post so that your blood can flow into a tube and through the dialysis machine where the wastes in your bloodstream are cleaned. (What your kidneys usually do).
Anyway [...]

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Should I Become a CNA or Not?

Hi there. I have exactly one day left until my deadline arrives to make my decision on becoming a CNA. I am in Louisiana temporarily and have been offered a free 4 week course to become a CNA. My original major? Geophysics.
Unfortunately the schools I have checked out in Lafayette do not offer this [...]

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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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