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I was Wrongly Fired from My Nursing Job

Okay, here goes. I am a male nurse that works the ER in a small 6 bed ER. We see approx. 30-40 patients every 12 hr shift. I had been working in this ER since graduating nursing school 1 1/2 years earlier, and so the story starts. It was my first night back. I [...]

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Many People are Hating on Nursing

It’s been brewing under the surface since my 1st job and the truth has now hit me head on. I hate nursing.
I came to this realization after I googled, “I hate nursing”. After reading what other nurses were saying it was like everyone somehow had the power to read my mind.
Now before all of you [...]

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domino’s pizza delivery…..easy job, but the customers are too demanding

ok, so a while ago i used to work at domino’s pizza and unfortunately i wasted a bit of time there…
1. If you are an alien, walk on 4 legs, still born fetus, stuffed animal or have a horn growing out of your forehead or ass the good news is YOU CAN BE HIRED [...]

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Helpful Perspective from a Med Student

To all those in the med profession-love. To those who don’t appreciate it-be glad you’re not in Canada or any other country where health care is nonexistent.
Bottom line is we’re born (if we’re not aborted cause we’re an inconvenience), life is tough and then we die.
I’m not in it for the money because I [...]

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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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Do Not Go Into Nursing if You Love Yourself

I am a new nurse, graduated two months ago and now in a position as a psychiatric nurse. I came from a technical background. I used to do inspection work for turbine repair facilities and power plants. I loved that work, but it was monotonous, and had little prospect for advancement. I was also working [...]

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Not so Glamorous Job as Laurent Bakery Pastry Chef

I am an Indian man in my early 30s who came to Melbourne in the hope of finding good employment. I have been a pastry chef for over 10 years now, and was able to get a job with Laurent Bakery at the factory in Clayton – a well respected pâtisserie. I signed [...]

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Working as Shift Manager at McDonalds Sucks

My job at McDonalds was Shift Manager. I was only getting paid $8.50 an hour even though I had been working there for 4 years.
The Store Manager and her supervisor are hypocrites. They tell you to do one thing and then when you do what they say, they get mad at you and [...]

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Easy Working Life as a Computer Programmer

I’ve been a computer programmer for about 12 years now. Most of my time is spent on maintenance, which many programmers hate. I actually love it. When you get an assignment, the program is already broken, and expectations are low because the code is usually 20 years old and sucks anyway.
It’s like working jigsaw puzzles [...]

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The Secret in Surviving as McDonalds Worker

Hello. I Started working for McDonalds straight after I had left College back in 2002, I applied there for a job because some of my friends had worked there while we were at school and they said it was one way to make money. So I applied not knowing what I was really getting into.
I [...]

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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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Just Another Nurse Telling Another story

Over a decade in nursing, almost 2 in medical field. I’ve worked in ICU, home health, medsurg, neuro, cardiology, burn unit, bone marrow transplant, renal dialysis, and even a few days in a nursing home. I’ve tried and done it all. Employers love to hire me because I have such extensive knowledge. [...]

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A Former Poundland Worker Speaks Up

For my first ever job I worked in a Poundland store, the pay was bad, but I figured it was a cheap store so easy to get a job at, I was right. Once you got your job you reliazed your mistake. You were given a hundred and one jobs to do and if you [...]

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Will Surely Not Gonna Make it to Nursing

I’m a first year student in Nursing, after graduating from high school. now being a 19 years old male, I thought about doing nursing because I see a lot of my cousin and relatives who are nurses and they tell me the job is easy and nursing can take you anywhere in the world and [...]

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Missing those Soldier Days While at Work

I been working on Fort Lewis for a year now I used to be a soldier but got out and got a job doing the same thing that I used to do as a soldier, the only difference that not that I am a civilian I don’t just get to walk away from my desk [...]

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Male Assistant Administrator But More Like a Punching Bag

Majored in political science, and will be graduating soon, but in the meantime, I picked up a part time gig as an assistant admin for an academic research group. It’s got a grandiose name with very little to show for it. Hell, the website hasn’t been updated in 3 years.
I was first hired on a [...]

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Turning my Back on Nursing for Good

I’ve been caring for patients in one capacity or another for over 30 years. I’ve been an RN for twelve and like many others who have written on this site, I was surprised to learn that choosing this career was one of the worst things I ever did to myself.
I make much more money than many [...]

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Experiencing the Good and Bad of Nursing

I am a new graduate RN, formally an LPN (for 1 yr-got it while in nursing school). I have discovered there are many aspects of nursng both good & bad. I love helping people, have real compassion for the ill & injured and have strong faith (really helps in the profession). I currently work in [...]

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Realizing that Nursing May Not Be For Me

I had trouble choosing a career and recently chose nursing because it would enable me to help people, use technology, and have a clear career focus. But I am just about to finish my first semester as a second degree nursing student and feeling doubtful about this career path because I’m not particularly enjoying the [...]

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