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Protecting your tax dollars…..Human Resources Analyst

I am a Personnel Analyst at a large County, in the Personnel Department. I have a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I have been doing this for almost three years. Before that and during college I worked as a Retail Clerk for about nine years total, [...]

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Proud of my profession….paramedic

What is a Paramedic?

“Next To Creating A Life The Finest Thing A Man Can Do Is Save One” — Abraham Lincoln.

A paramedic is the closest thing to a doctor the public will ever see outside the hospital. Lets face it; doctors don’t do house calls anymore. Besides, they don’t teach doctors or nurses to [...]

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good ol boy atmosphere that runs to the capitol……Department of Transportation

If there are any persons who are thinking of employment with the Department of Transportation in North Carolina please rethink your decision.
I worked for them for a number of years and watched the political dirtiness that was used to fire and harass people on the job.There is a “Good Ol Boy” type of atmosphere that [...]

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Not what I expected it to be….Nurse

I have been a registered nurse for about 1 year now, and boy oh boy, it is not what I expected it to be. I am not enjoying it and I am very unhappy. I dread every time I have to go to work.
RN was never my first choice, kinda just fell into it, [...]

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not too many negatives so I hope to do it awhile…..telephone answering service

I work for an answering service. I worked at one company for a year, then quit and went to the competition when I applied and they made me a better offer. In some ways it can be very stressful, but it’s ultimately quite enjoyable, if only for the amusement.
I used to believe in the basic [...]

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It’s a real business…..telephone psychic

One of the strangest jobs I’ve ever had was as a telephone psychic. It works, oddly enough, like a pyramid marketing system. You can work on the phones forever, but the real money is in management, and the more people you recruit, the more you make. The owners of this company also own a vending [...]

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My life as a Manager….McDonalds manager

I work for a licensee of Mcdonalds.I started out as a crew person in a corporation owned store within a year i was promoted and trained as a manager..When I moved to out of the city,I didnt work for a year or so.So when I decided to work again..well why not MCDONALD’S!

Ok so I [...]

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I have come to hate the nursing career I was so proud of once…..nurse

hate to say it, but after 20 years as a registered nurse, I hate it.
I am so emotionally drained when my shift is over, that I run home to sit in my room and cry for at least an hour or 2 before I can relate to my poor husband and children. [...]

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Dancing for a living…..Practical Nurse

I just became a licensed practical nurse. I guess after reading all those articles how everyone does not like their job I feel pretty bad, because I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Of course when I first started out I wanted to be a prima ballerina. I tore a ligament in my [...]

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Biomedical Equipment Technicians The “Special Forces” of High Tech Healthcare.

You don’t see them on “E.R.” You won’t find them in many career guides. But they are there…about 30,000 of them nationwide.

Think about the thousands of medical devices that healthcare professionals use to diagnose, treat, and even save patients. Ventilators (breathe for you when you can’t), defibrillators (shocks the heart), X-ray, Ultrasound, patient monitors, [...]

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Tech Writing Great Job in the Right Company

I write technical manuals for all kinds of things. I started out at NASA editing shuttle flight checklists, so I was working with the astronauts during the Challenger disaster. I worked for major computer manufacturers developing user documentation that shipped with our products (you may have even read a manual I produced). [...]

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The Reality of It All……male nurse

I currently work at a Level I trauma center in Denver,Colorado. My experiences of some 30 years in the healthcare field range from being a U.S. Army Special Forces Aidman; a nuerosurgicial/ICU nurse; to being a flight nurse. As a male, I never thought I’d choose nursing as a career. Well, after many years [...]

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Lawyering is great if you have the personality for it….patent attorney

I’m a practicing patent attorney and I like my job. The money is great and there’s always some excitement around the office (i.e., someone’s getting fired).
However, law isn’t for everybody. Competition is the heart of the profession. Thus, ruthless individuals w/o high morals rise to the top faster than in other [...]

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Happily UnOverMedicated (aka. Libido in life and everything else ;)))))))….unemployed independant consultant

[STAY WITH THE STORY, ELSE, YOU'LL KICK YOURSELF IF YOU HEAR IT FROM SOMEONE ELSE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAD PAID GOOD $$ TO BUY THE BOOK LATER ]
Ever felt like kicking yourself a million times for quiting? At least I would have kicked myself 82,000 times, plus change. One kick for [...]

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slave to an Osteopath…cleaner in the UK

I got myself a cleaning job. The hours were great, just perfect. It was working for a Osteopath she worked from home.
When I came towards the end of my cleaning I asked, Where do you keep the mop? She said oh I don’t like mops. Am afraid you will have to get on your hands [...]

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Easy money! Sleep on the job!….Nude Art Model

My senior year of college, I was working as a software engineering intern, but I wasn’t getting enough hours to pay the rent. I needed another job, and I’d always wanted to do something daring, so I applied to be a nude art model for the college of design on my campus. I [...]

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What I like about my job…statistics graduate student

It has taken me a hell of a long time to find a job I really like, and now I would like to share that experience with others who may be wandering through the same forest I did, looking at the trees. I am 45 and am actually studying for a new job; I [...]

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All the news that fits on a TV screen…news copy editor

Have you ever seen a cable TV channel just text news stories, and maybe muzak in the background? Perhaps you came across this channel accidentally channel-surfing at 3am. Maybe you saw it in your hotel room after stumbling in following a late night in the hotel bar. But you would certain never watch this channel [...]

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Mickey D’s… its a great first job….fast food worker

I am a college student and have worked at McDonalds for four years. My store consists mainly of the younger crowd so it is lots of fun to work. I started working the summer after my freshman year of h.s. and I have worked my way up to shift manager. I love [...]

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More than just a temp job….Mickey D’s

I am a college student and have worked at McDonalds for four years. My store consists mainly of the younger crowd so it is lots of fun to work. I started working the summer after my freshman year of h.s. and I have worked my way up to shift manager.
I love [...]

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