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Registered Nurse – exhausted, anxious, and trapped

This past weekend I worked a 12 hour shift both Saturday and Sunday. By the time I reached home I was burnt toast. It was impossible to complete what was expected of me in the 12 hours that I worked. I was so exhausted by the time I got home, I couldn’t unwind.
I [...]

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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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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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Nursing Future Still Remains a Mystery

I have been a nurse for 6 years. What have I learned during this time? I have learned I love patient care and working with families and assisting them in making hard decisions concerning their loved ones.
What do I dislike? Nurses garner no respect from their peers, managers, or administration. Families treat [...]

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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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Nursing Working Hours Are Over the Top

I haven’t been a nurse long but everyday I just hate it! Nothing I ever do feels like enough for so many patients that I care for that it is flat out ridiculous. And yes, I have been a patient myself and didn’t want to bother the nurses because I know what they are going [...]

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Help! I want to Get out of Nursing

I am another one of those nurses who hates her job. I have been a nurse for 18 long years so I have given it a good try. I am finally able to admit that yes indeed I do hate it.
For a long time I alternated between hating it then feeling guilty about [...]

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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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