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The Substitute Teacher Horrible Story

I’ve worked as a substitute teacher for years, in-between full-time positions and when looking for full-time teaching positions.
For the vast majority of the time you are treated by school administrations and teachers alike as if you are a piece of human garbage or a ghost who does not exist.
I cannot count the number of times, [...]

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Loving the Nursing Profession and the Patients

I love working as a nurse, but I don’t enjoy my present job.
I am fortunate enough to work with wonderful professional people, but I work for a small agency and was promoted to administrator. Now I am responsible for tasks for which I had little or no training, and I don’t get to see [...]

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Nursing is not Everyone’s cup of tea

I am a student nurse, in my 3rd year of nursing. I took up nursing with a lot of passion towards it. Prior to being a part of nursing, I worked for 10 years after my 12th grade in medical transcription, I did make good money there. I lost my close friend [...]

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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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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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Case Management Assistant – Awesome Job But..

I’ve held other jobs after the one I’m writing about now. I was a case management assistant, and it was the BEST job ever except people ruined it!┬áIf i had to work for a big organization and put up with the p.c. crap THAT still was the only job that would make me do [...]

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I Love Working as a Nurse

I am a Registered nurse who worked many years as a floor nurse and team leader on a medical unit consisting mostly of cardiac patients and occasional neurology patients. I loved being a nurse despite the fact that the hospital was always short staff and the pay for Arkansas is among one of the lower [...]

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Marina General Manager Position is Awesome

Wow! I guess my job is not so bad after all. I am general manager for a marina and do enjoy being on the water and around boats which I love.
The biggest headache though is the people. Probably 90% of the people I deal with are great folks, and I enjoy them. But the other [...]

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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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Working at Maccas is Unexpectedly Awesome

I am a front area gal at heathcote maccas an have been there for a year and a half now. How I got this awesome job was one day I handed an application in and then the next, Ben rang me up and I had an interview the next day. A few weeks later, I [...]

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