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Governmental Regualtors don’t have it that easy people!…health inspector/sanitarian

Ok… so I graduated from a fine public university in the great state of N.C in 2000 and became a health inspector or Sanitarian.
I worked in the field for 5 years and by the end was absolutely dying to get out!!! Luckily a reprive came at the hands of a job offer in South Korea [...]

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Software Developer… Sucks!

Simply put, I hate my job.
But I am not supposed to hate my job. I have been promoted every year, which means they think I have done a great job and they like me. I make a pretty good salary with a yearly five-digit bonus. But sigh, I think of quitting my job almost [...]

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I’m totally over it……nurse

I have been a nurse for over 7 years. All of my time has been spent on a neuro med/surg floor. I enjoyed nursing for awhile, but have always been somewhat discontented. I have tried different shifts, working only weekends, per-diem…but the novelty of a new shift only lasts so long.
I am [...]

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hotel front desk

Here at the Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal Canada, the sign syas 4-star but I’m sure I can find a vending machine if I yell loudly enough. When I reserve through Expedia or Hotels.com, I am able to get rates of $112.00 Canadian per night and believe that I should get value for my money. The [...]

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EMT Sometimes fun and rewarding but unnappreciated and underpaid

I have worked as an EMT for about 5 years and have grown over time to see my job as a frustrating dead end. It can be fun and interesting at times but the low pay, lack of appreciation by patients, people running ambulance companies, nurses, doctors and other medical staff is almost unbearable. [...]

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My nursing career is KILLING me!!!!!!

I hadn’t been in for a physical in 20 years – didn’t want to spend another mine more in a hospital,dr’s office etc. ,didn’s have the time or energy after working the 12 LONG hours (which seems more like 12 years). To make a long story short, it appears that the STRESS STRESS STRESS [...]

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McDonalds Manager and Loving it!

Many have posted their horror stories about working at McDonalds but it’s really not that bad. I think McDonalds is a great place to work. While of course there are those times when it seems unbearable when customers are yelling or it is really busy for the most part it is not that bad. [...]

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It’s all about the Benjamins….Family Educator

They call us Family Educators. I held several jobs in the past. I began by substituting in the school system. I took the job because the hours were convient, and we are off for all of the major holidays, and also off for two months in the summer. I have been on this job ten [...]

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Poor, Disillusioned Nursing Students

I am an educator with a masters degree in nursing education. I also work ICU for nursing agencies. I worked and burned out in management, administration,ICU, ED, dialysis, oncology, med-surg, pediatrics, burn units, neuro units, CCUs, etc. for 15 years before I gave it up for teaching and prn work. I now work when and [...]

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afraid of failure……Troubled Nursing Student

I am a student at a prestigous nursing school working on my BSN. I have 3 more semesters to go until I graduate. The only problem is that I hate it so much! With every ounce of my being I hate nursing school. It makes me feel horrible every time I work clinical. [...]

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I love my job!……Court Reporter/Stenographer

Love my job. I knew years ago that an office job five days a week in the same place with the same people wasn’t for me so I searched until I found the job for me that lets me control my income.
Currently I am a freelance court reporter that does lots of federal work. [...]

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Why YOU shouldn’t work here!….Friendly’s Server

I was a server at Friendly’s for about 3 months. I needed the job badly being that I was about to move out west to attend college and needed to save money for my move. I figured…what the hell. Couldn’t be all that difficult. I had prior restaurant experience being a hostess at Ruby Tuesday’s. [...]

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Doctor… Yeah Just Write My Prescription

Being a doctor in an urgent care sucks. Let me tell you that my 9 year old can do this. Every spring and summer its bee stings and poison ivy for a bunch of whiny people who think they are going to go into shock even though they were stung 2 days ago, every fall [...]

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Mc.Donald’s Family

I am currently a swing manager at Mc.Donalds. I got my job by walking in there and telling the Assistant Manager that I needed to pay my bills and that to do so I needed a job. I think she put in a good word for me. Four days later I was hired as a [...]

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Why doesn’t my boss care?….hotel front desk job

I work at the front desk of a small, privately owned hotel in Rochester, NY. I was really excited when I started working here last August. The hours line up well with my fiance’s, the pay isn’t terrible, and I thought it would be interesting and not too stressful. That was until I found out [...]

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Nursing It’s only getting worse

I should have learned from my mother. She was a nurse for ONE WEEK in the late 70’s and she quit. Nursing sucked back then and it isn’t getting any beter.
I work in PACU in San Antonio, Texas. Just about every day we are short staffed, don’t receive lunch breaks (or [...]

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CNA drueling to be RN

I am currently a CNA in california. I have been working in skilled assisted living for about a year. I am looking for an accute care class at the moment so I can get into hospitals.
My problem is they say I don’t have the experience! I have a letter of [...]

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anyone speak english anymore….mcdonalds

Well ive been working at mcdonalds for 1 month now, its work but its hell on grill people. First problem, yes the 10 mexicans work pretty good, except for my friend who is lazy. BUT they never get things right, to them hamburger=cheeseburger, double hambuger=hamburger, crispy=spicy, and so on. Two they always make too much [...]

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Crying as I read these stories…nursing is horrible!

As I sit here and read these nurisng horror stories, it’s as if someone has taken the words right out of my mouth. I can’t believe so many other people feel the same way I do. I just graduated in May and have been working as a med/surg staff nurse in a large NYC hospital [...]

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Dramatic Citizens….austin city worker

I work for the city in Austin Texas. I help with non emergency matters over the phone. This ranges from general event information to animal control issues.
What I HATE is how people get about stray dogs. It’s ALWAYS a pit bull that is loose. It is never anything else. I am sure they tell me [...]

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