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Loving and Hating Nursing at the Same Time

I’ve been a nurse for over 12 years. I switched into nursing from the computer field. I was bored sitting behind the desk. I thought Hmm I’ve always wanted to help people. I’ll become a nurse. Wow was I shocked when I hit the floor. I couldn’t understand nurse’s [...]

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As Bad as it Gets in Nursing

I am a staff nurse and just being a nurse makes me want to kill myself. I work in the worst environment I can think of. I would rather dig holes for a living and live in the local shelter than continue to work in the nursing profession. If you want to waste your life, [...]

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Help! I Want to Escape from Nursing

Even though I had my doubts while I was still a pre-registration student, I stuck out my nursing degree and managed to graduate with the highest grade possible – getting a first post as a Staff Nurse / RN on a 36-bed medical ward I’d enjoyed as a student. The only thing that kept me [...]

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A Job at a Currency Exchange Store

I’ve been working at the currency exchange for almost a year. Although it is called a currency exchange we won’t exchange foreign currency. This upsets many customers who show up with a fist full of Euros. I enjoy the irony.
I also enjoy witnessing the effects of bullet resistant glass on people’s personalities. [...]

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From a Male ED Nurse’s Perspective

I’m surprised to hear how you guys all seem to hate nursing. If I hated my job I would change department or hospitals or go back to school to finish my Master’s or something.
What I’m hoping is this is just a way to let off some steam and not the mindset you people take [...]

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Nursing Shortage is not Surprising at All

After typing in ‘I Hate Nursing’ into Yahoo, it’s a relief to find I’m not to only one who bitterly regrets the day they gave their life over to this sorry ‘profession’. Although I’m in the U.K., I was starting to think about what jobs the U.S.A. and Canada had to offer, but after reading [...]

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Stop Whining and Go to Work

I am an “A71″ programmer for Microsoft. The largest software company in the world. Yes, I know Bill Gates. You would figure someone in my position would make decent money and have perks. Guess again. I got a lousy raise this year and it only took me up to $420,000 [...]

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Life of an Ice Cream Man at Marble Slab Creamery

A man once was quoted to say “war is hell”, he never worked at the Slab. Marble Slab Creamery, is indeed an ice cream store. Whenever I describe my job to anyone they tell me how fun they think it would be, and I simply laugh darkly and nod. I’m afraid working at THIS ice [...]

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Working at Intelex of Carmel is Hellish

I worked w/ Intelex of Carmel, IN for a while and have to say it is the worst place I have EVER worked. They treat their employees terribly and have extremely unrealistic expectations.
Management doesn’t trust the employees and employees don’t trust the management. I can see why nobody trusts management as they are [...]

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Handling Multiple Jobs is NOT Easy

Today was my final day on a shoe concessions in a department store it was an alright job cause I got along with everyone on my department and the discount was great but it did get a bit boring as what most jobs are these days.
My other job is pissing me off. I’ve never had [...]

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Telefundraising: How to sell cancer

My first job was telemarketing for a cancer society. They always wanted you to call it telefundraising because “we’re not selling anything.” which is true I suppose we just want you to give money for nothing. Anyway I liked the job to begin with. It beats working at a fast food place. Very little occupational [...]

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Woolworths Work Experience is not too Great

I work for a mob called Woolworths, or Woolies (roughly the equivalent of the American Wal-Mart.) More specifically, I work in the deli. Good Fun. We get to slice and dice all manner of processed goods, shove them in a bowl and sell them to unhappy customers.
It’s not too bad a job, it probably beats [...]

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Happy to Work at Good Puppy Store

I honestly think I have a terrific job. I recently (about a month ago) started working at a puppy store.
Now most people, when they think of a puppy store, think of horrible conditions, maltreated, sick animals. However, with my store this isn’t the case.
I visited the store for the first time with my younger brother. [...]

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Arby’s in Cicero is an Awesome Workplace

Yup, I work for Arby’s in Cicero, NY. I enjoy it. It’s a pretty easy job. I just thank God that theirs a McDonalds across the street from us, so they get most of the people. So, most of the time we stand around and get paid for it!! I do get some [...]

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One Profession But Two Different Experiences

I got my CNA (Assistance licence) in Oregon, hoping to further my career from being a cashier. I got set up to be fired from this grocery store I actually liked. Upon this caning, my manager had the audacity to say “please keep shopping with us”. I got a job as a CNA where I [...]

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I Am Paid for Looking at Cars

I look at cars all day. I don’t work on them like a mechanic I just look at them to see how much money people owe the car companies. It’s 8 hrs of walking over several acres looking for that one white grand am that is one of about 300 and then looking at it [...]

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Thrilled to be Teaching English in Japan

I have done many jobs in my lifetime; waitressing, personal care, tourist information guide, camp ground attendant, and some less interesting jobs such as fast food and chambermaiding. Recently I moved to Japan and have become an English teacher! It’s an awesome job because I work with a variety of classes, single students ages 2-60! [...]

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My Uninteresting Life as a Maintenance Man

According to personnel records, I(we) am(are) an “Electronics Repairman”. Sounds like a highly paid TV shop job, eh? Yeah, we make pretty good money. And that’s as far as it goes with a lot of guys(and a few gals). Take the money and run.
Me, now, I’ve got a shop at home that is actually better [...]

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Looking for a Job that Pays Well Except Nursing

I am just another nurse frustrated by the insensitivity of CEO’s sticking it to nurses so they can have enough money left over at the end of the year for their new yacht, summer house, private island, whatever. You get the point. The reason I think there is a nursing shortage is because nobody [...]

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I Dig out Railcars for Work Plus Benefits

I go inside of chemical tank railcars and dig out the hardened residue. Mostly coal tar or creosote. You have to wear a full chemical suit and a full-face supplied air respirator inside these things. I mainly use a jackhammer and a shovel for my “excavations.” This seems like it would be a terrible job, [...]

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