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Hotel Front Desk Job is No Fun

Every chain is different, every property is different, each management team is different. However, I have worked for three major competing hotel chains. All of the four properties in which I worked had corrupt and shady management. The general manager and sales director would take two and three hour lunches, demand that I lie through [...]

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Hate Every Minute of Nursing School

So I typed in “nursing sucks” and found this site where i found that many people agree with me. I really do not enjoy nursing…and i almost quit in my first semester but was told it would get better..so I’m about to start my second semester and i have a feeling I’m going to hate [...]

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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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Dealing with Crappy Nursing Practice These Days

Nursing has changed drastically over the last 3 decades. Staffing ratios are unsafe, support staff is a joke and management is clueless. Hospital admin thinks patients are to be handled like an assembly line, and time is not alloted for adequate care. Reimbursement and government regulations have destroyed our ability to provide safe [...]

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Realistic Tales of an American Dreamer

Well I just finished reading all the comments on the nursing profession and I can totally relate to how they are treated like shit, and then when they complain about it people give them trite bs replies like “just find another job” ¬†Come the fuck on, there are no jobs!
I wanted to tell my story [...]

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Under paid and Under appreciated Nurses

I really hate nursing. I have done everything at one time or another in my 20 years on the job. I did 2 years med-surg. I did 8 years ICU/CVICU. I did 7 years as a DON for nursing homes. Then 1 year again in ICU. Then the last 2 years [...]

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Paraprofessional Jobs: Not the Best Career Choice

I’ve worked as a school paraprofessional at multiple schools and feel it’s very necessary to inform parents and those considering paraprofessional jobs of what really goes on.
The facts are that for the vast majority of paraprofessional positions, no education beyond a GED is required (and even that can be worked around by taking a “keys” [...]

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Respiratory Therapist Unfairly Blamed for Death

I don’t live in America, so our job description is a little different then yours.
We mostly work with ventilated patients, but we trouble shoot monitors and other medical equipment. We are technicians, and therapists.
Anyways, I get a call at 1 am saying the HFO isn’t working on a 2 year old. Little did I know then [...]

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Hurry!Run the Other Way Nurses

I waited my whole life to go to nursing school and become a nurse. Nursing school was rough and I had one abusive instructor, but I stuck with it until I graduated with my BSN. After school, I went from one nightmare job to another. I suffered horrible anxiety attacks, vomiting and severe [...]

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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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