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Actually kinda fun……remover of dead bodies

T’yeah…..don’t laugh. Actually it was kind of fun. Seeing death in the face never really bothered me. Until we went to a suicide in some apt. The cops’ black humor was pretty gauche.
Other times we picked up ‘floaters’ out of the river! My gawd!
Other folks jump from high [...]

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I hate nursing but can’t totally get out….registered nurse

I have been a registered nurse for 20 years. I never found a job I really liked. I tried a lot of other types of work besides nursing. I couldn’t get into computers or sales.
In nursing, I liked working with the patients and their families but I never liked working around people’s urine, vomit, [...]

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Spreading the word about the world….Assistant Business Manager at non profit newspaper

I’m currently working as an “assistant business manager” for a non-profit political newspaper. Over a year ago my L.D.G.F (long distance girl friend) introduced me to the production manager of the newspaper at a political event, that the newspaper’s party was throwing. The production manager (we’ll call her Su) and I sat down and talked [...]

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Lame Barfy’s cigarette smoke….restaurant hostess

I was working as a hostess in an Italien restaurant. I really liked it, and it’s something I would do again. My main reason I was working there was so that once in school I could pay my way.
I entered the Comercial Photography program at Seattle Central (Community College of the [...]

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And Then There Were Two: Downsizing in the World of Studio Art……studio production artist

I was fairly lucky. Coming straight out college with a degree in studio art, I landed a—on the whole—pretty decent job. The pay was better than I expected and it was fun. I worked as a studio production artist for an “art clock” shop. That is, the owner (and designer) designed limited edition, [...]

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Broadway Barista…..I love my coffee shop job

I work on Broadway, a busy street of infamy in a major metropolitan city. No, it’s not the famous Broadway of New York, full of classy acts and theater snobs. My Broadway is something more like the telegraph avenue in Berkley or it’s neighbor Haight/Ashbery. Every city has a Broadway; it’s Hennipen or Lyndale in [...]

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Bridal Gown Designer…Creating a Princess for a Day

I design bridal gowns and accessories for weddings. I work with clients of all ages, shapes and sizes. Sometimes creating someone else’s vision of loveliness can be challenging. What one thinks is beautiful, doesn’t necessarilly turn out to be the best fit. This point can be a delicate one to communicate to [...]

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Losing years off my life

I am a well rounded slacker. I have travelled the world and studied both Psychology and the Culinary Arts; as a matter of fact I was an executive chef for a very short period at the age of 22. After my girlfriend that I had been with through Culinary school left me, I decided to [...]

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Losing years off my life…..Hip Hop nightclub manager

I am a well rounded slacker. I have travelled the world and studied both Psychology and the Culinary Arts; as a matter of fact I was an executive chef for a very short period at the age of 22. After my girlfriend that I had been with through Culinary school left me, I decided to [...]

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Nothing better than a happy kid!……Gymnastic Coach

I am a gymnastics coach. I worked in retail as well as at a coffee shop before I got this position. I have been involved in gymnastics for as long as I can remember, I would like to continue being involved in it for as long as I can.
I think that gymnastics is a [...]

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Music not in it for the money…early music singer

I am a singer of early music (rather arbitrarily defined as anything written before 1750). This is certainly a labor of love, because there is no financial incentive whatever. Pay ranges from nonexistent to token, for the most part; people who make it big in this field can just earn a decent living. I do [...]

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“Landscaping”

“Landscaping”

Not quite a Nobleman
When the word “landscaping”(a word of action by the way; an action word by the by) was presented to me in the form of a job offer, my first thought was “hmmm…artistry, vision, creating, scaping and sculpting the land in ones own image; the landscaper is—A NOBLEMAN of the modern world!!!”(or a [...]

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Baby sitting and what it can lead to….babysitter

I don’t have a real job because I’m going to school, but I do realize that quite a few people manage to pull it off. I on the oter hand have a comute that takes forever and home work besids, so I have no time to make mony. I do however babysit on ocashion, Its [...]

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lazy salesman at a “no where” job? …..lot attendant at car dealership

I am a twenty three year old college student and while I am not attending school I can be found at work. I work on the weekends and whenever I can find the time during the week. I have been working as a lot attendant for a little over a year.
My [...]

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Not in it for the money…singer

I am someone who can safely say I didn’t get into my work out of a desire to get rich. I am a singer, and my field–early music–is one in which people who make it “big” can earn a decent middle-class living.
Needless to say, many of us in this business don’t come anywhere close to [...]

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Payoll Drama save it for your momma!….Payroll Professional

I have been a payroll professional for many years. Throughout these years I have come across a lot of interesting people. My last few years have been a combo of excitement and “midnight madness”. I have been teamed with the most kaotic individuals! From employees whinning about 10 cents missing off [...]

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Professional Nag…..Chemist

At one point in my childhood, I had dreams of being a SCIENTIST working in front of a big complicated machine with lots of dials and buttons learning SOMETHING IMPORTANT to HELP THE WORLD. Well, the big machine and the dials and buttons are there but what I really do is nag people for a [...]

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complaints from home……national medical trancriptionist

I work at home for a major Medical Transcription Company here in the United States. I have done so for almost a year now.
At first, I liked working at home. There were no dress clothes to worry about, no commutes, no office politics. The supervisors seemed wonderful and willing to [...]

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Pays damn good. Life Sucks!….Software Engineer

I’m a software engineer writing this so that someone can learn from my experience.
I graduated in 2000 and got two technical degrees from one of the most “esteemed” universities in India.(I would not be able to answer even the most basic questions if asked a question on the subject of either of my degrees. [...]

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long hours and little pay but extremely rewarding……Kindergarten Teacher

I graduated with my BA in Elementary Education in June 2000 and last year I completed my first year of teaching in a kindergarten classroom. I taught at a wonderful Christian private school with the greatest principal I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
The previous teacher who held that kindergarten [...]

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