lack of autonomy

My Work Hell Story at Maccas

So I’ve been working at Maccas for 7 months now and let me tell you, if it wasn’t for my broke ass, then i would of quit ages ago. On my 1st and 2nd training shifts i was taught how to fry fries, and guess that was pretty easy (not a lot of work). On [...]

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A Decade Wasted as Nordstrom’s Manager

I worked at Nordstrom for 10 years and as manager for 9 and 1/2 years. Year after year I would get promoted or receive glowing performance reviews.
As all the other reviews mention they work you like a dog and the customers get treated with the upmost respect. Employees on the other hand do not. Store [...]

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Fry’s Accessories Sales: Worst Job Ever

When I graduated from college my first job was in retail. Fry’s Electronics, how I loathe this word. I landed the job by asking cafeteria worker if Fry’s was hiring. I basically talked to the manager and filled out an application. Then got hired.
The training was a lame 1960s video, which had nothing relating to [...]

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Preservation Company Worker is the Worst job Ever

I am working with a Preservation Company and it sucks. I have worked in some very high level professional roles and am not used to this kind of environment at all.
Owner burps, farts and curses like crazy. Constant F bombs being dropped. His wife is just as bad. Last week she brow [...]

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Seamstress at a Sweat Shops in the 21st Century

Ok, you never realize you’ve made poor choices until they’ve already flourished (or spoiled) and shown their full effect. I’ve been trying to be the person who’s had their shit together since my seniour year in high school. I had grandiose dreams of going off to art school and becoming a fashion designer and working [...]

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The Effects of the Changing Times to the Nursing Mandates

I have been a nurse for 37 years. I can’t retire yet because I’ve worked in nursing homes and I don’t have a retirement plan.
Nursing has changed so much in the last few years, I would advise anyone not to pick this profession. The state dictates the work and workload (amount of people needed to [...]

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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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Stressed Out Nurse – sick of tolerating the abuse

I’m glad to here that I’m not alone in my feelings of nursing. I have been a floor nurse for only a year now and have already decided to leave the profession.
I was spoon fed how wonderful a career in nursing is. I’m sure you guys have all heard it too: “its great money, you [...]

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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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Front Desk Hotel Employee Constantly Abused and Degraded

Where to start? I will begin by saying that the guests are not the problem, the guests are generally friendly. The problem is that our management (like most hotels) is corrupt and condescending.
My general manager is a complete two-faced hag, whose daughter works front desk as well and gets special treatment. They talk about all [...]

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