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Development Engineer had opposite effect on me….electrical engineer

I feel as if I have regressed from a bright, energetic, ambitious Engineer in mid career to a burned out shell of a human being. Sad but true. I worked for Siemens. After they were done sucking all the life out of me they laid me off. Some BS excuse but [...]

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My Mcdonalds Story…The Straight Truth

Ok…I am a teenager aged 16 that is currently a crew member at Mcdonalds in California. I know what everyone is automatically think…”Oh my god, what a loser”…Well first of all it’s just a part-time job and I do intend on going to a great university and my dream is to become a family [...]

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happy with the opportunities…….nurse

I’ve been an LPN for 8 years now and have worked everything from acute care to nursing homes to corrections. Currently I am working home health and completing my RN at a local jr. college.
At the five year point I would have done almost anything to get out of nursing. I [...]

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Lobby Goddess…………..career receptionist

I’ve worked in a variety of reception jobs for over 20 years. I am attracted to the work over and over again even though I’ve earned two bachelor’s degrees and have worked in some glamour fields (tv, modeling, fashion etc).
People often ask why do you do this work when you could find [...]

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I am getting out of nursing to become a teacher

Hi. I made the decision to get out of the nursing profession about two years ago. I have been an RN for three years. I have floated in ER, ICU, Med/Surg and Labor and Delivery. In the back of my mind I always thought, “working conditions will get better with the [...]

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I’d love to change my whole life…..Computer Software / Contract Engineer

I’m a computer software/contract engineer. I do a great job, the money is good, but the work is nothing but a stressful, tedious, demanding, boring, monotonous, mind-numbing routine that is a pain in the butt. —
I’d love to change my whole life and do something very different, but in this profession I’ve already invested [...]

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Proof that Hell and bad hygene can be experienced on Earth….pizza worker

You think Pizza Hut’s service sucks? Try working there. The employees don’t even care about making quality food in a hygienic manner. I’ve seen everything that would give a health inspector nightmares. From the classic “three second rule” regarding food on the floor, to workers using the same rags to clean [...]

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Hard work that I love……Family Medicine Resident

I am a family medicine resident, which is a doctor who has finished medical school and is now doing extra training in the area of family medicine. This is usually how I introduce myself to my patients, as most people have no idea what a resident is. It took 4 years of a [...]

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framed and overworked……..Wal Mart McDonald’s manager

First of all let me say that everyone who knows me says I am friendly and cheery,I say this not to blow my own horn, but to above all defend myself. I already know many will attack me….LOL
Anyway I first joined Mickey D’s in 1997,it was my very first job and i was 16 (fresh [...]

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Working 95 hours a week and loving it…at least I used to…Sous Chef in five star restaurant

When I graduated High school, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, so I decided to piss my parents money away and fgo to college. After 3 unsuccessful years at the University of Florida, I began to work at a privately owned restaurant…and I absolutely [...]

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Frustrated by the kids’ situations…..science teacher

I am currently teaching high school science in NYC. I have never been so depressed in all of my life!
I used to love working with kids but now I am ready to leave. This is my second year teaching but I’ve been working with kids for about 6 years now. Their home lives are [...]

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Want to be a Hated Male Nurse?….nurse

I’ve been a male nurse for 15 years. The profession is in shambles. There is no brotherhood. Nurses rise above their peers by finding faults with them and exposing them.
I am hated by my female peers. Imaging being a very attractive male nurse and going to work with unattractive women who have lives in [...]

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Burnout in my 5th year…another nursing statistic

I always knew I would end up in a helping profession. Nursing seemed like the perfect choice. It combined my natural curiosity about health and science with the giving, hands on, human interactions of bedside care. I also knew that nursing offers a great deal of flexability within the profession. You can change specialties, change [...]

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Not all geeks………..Navy Mechanical Engineer

I am a Mechanical Engineer for the Navy. I first worked in Norfolk Virginia after graduating from Clemson University in my home state of South Carolina. Being an engineer for the Navy is an exciting job with lots of travel and interesting assignments.
The benefits are outstanding with four weeks off after [...]

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I hate nursing also……nurse

I went to nursing school like alot of others at this site and unfortunately I hate being a nurse too!
I went to school with the idea that I could specialize in anything. So I tried psych because I thought I would enjoy it. I enjoyed my patients however, I was a new [...]

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Unhappy in nursing profession too….10 year RN

I have been an RN for nearly 10 years now and I must agree with many of the others who wrote their stories.
I always wanted to be a nurse, because I like people and thought I would really want to work helping them. But, the reality of the job is utterly overwhelming. I’ve tried [...]

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Graduate Scheme of large multinational company….software tester

I met the some of the people who worked for the company at a graduate recruitment fair, and so after coming back from working aboard I decided to
apply as they all seemed cheerful enough. Big mistake.
I am a developer but for the past 10 months I have been software testing. The software [...]

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musings of an underacheiver….dishwasher

I was 27 when I got my first dishwashing job. I had moved back i with my mom, after my older brother died, and he left behind enough insurance that Mom could have a lot, and still send me to broadcasting job. Right down the road was a locally famous bar/restaurant. The Wagon [...]

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All talk, no walk!….consumer banker at call center

I work at Bank of America (or I should say used to work, I will be out of a job by August). I am a consumer banker at on of their call centers. I take customer’s calls, provide customer service and support and some financial counseling. I deal with the customers that have lots of [...]

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All talk, no walk….telephone banker

I work at Bank of America (or I should say used to work, I will be out of a job by August). I am a consumer banker at on of their call centers. I take customer’s calls, provide customer service and support and some financial counseling. I deal with the customers that have lots of [...]

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