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glorified factory grunt …… Quality Technician Auto Industry

I’m a glorified factory grunt
I work for a teir 1 (ships direct to the automakers) parts supplier in the auto industry as a Quality Tech. Not a bad job, though there’s constant quality issues which are for the most part brang on by the idiots in charge and their lack [...]

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Glass and Window Industry, stay out!….software engineer

I’m (until this Wensday) the Lead Software Engineer for an industrial machinery company that designs and builds machinery for the glass and window industry. (CNC glass cutters and such).
I came to this job with the impression it was a smallish company that was growing like mad (about 20 people).

What I didn’t get is that the [...]

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Facts and fantasy in newsless Minnesota……Radio News Director

The birds were still bleary-eyed when I unlocked the door to radio station KRCQ in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Sunshine was several hours away, and so was my first downcast. I say ‘downcast’ instead of ‘newscast’ because as news director I had spent the last three months desperately trying to fill a ten-minute news [...]

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The Employer From Hell….Cashier at a Bakery

About two weeks I was in need of a job and so decided to apply to an add in the local paper. It was for a cashier/baker’s helper. The store is a one of a kind ( not yet franchised) tourist attraction called a cheesecake factory. The owner hired me herself.
She also complained the [...]

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It is not such a good title afterall….Marine

I am a Marine in the United States Marine Corps and in my opinion it is nothing like I thought it would be.
First I would just like to say that as long as there is a United States military slavery will never end. Because you are property of the U.S. Government. [...]

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Employer seeking masochist with low self esteem or technical support rep

I remember a quote that I read years ago by Dosteyevsky that went something like, “I loathe humanity, but love the human”, but I guarantee you that if Dosteyevsky did tech support he would easily learn to hate humanity on an individual level as well. There’s nothing as grand as recieving an inbound call from [...]

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Oh the horror…Packager

I work at a small packaging shop. I am the only packager…
I’ve worked there for nearly 2 years. I took the job because… well… at the age of 16 i couldnt find anything else that paid 50 cents above minimum wage. It doesnt make me happy.
The only things i like about [...]

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Librarian job…..not bothered by the stereotypes!

I work in a government library as a librarian. It has an environmental focus. I am 29 years old, have my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature.
Like everyone some days I love and some days I hate what I do. I’d rather not work at all [...]

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Escape from a nightmare boss…..Medical Transcription Supervisor

Well, that was my title 6 months ago, when I decided I had enough of what was going on in the small hospital I worked for.
First off, this new supervisor rarely made it to work on time, and, that’s only if she actually made it to work. She was late (by hours), nearly everyday. [...]

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There are changes that need to be made……communications operator for the county sheriffs department

For 14+ yrs I was a communications operator for the county sheriff’s department. In the course of my employment I encountered many stressful situations.
More debilitatiing by far was the effect that poor management practices had on me. Too many incidents of “good ole boys” antics and attitudes.
At times I feel [...]

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Bloke on a rope……rope access technician on an abseil team

I am a Rope access Technician…otherwise known as a RAT. In the UK, it’s an industry which employs climbers or cavers…people who are able to work at height dangling off a rope.
The industry is highly regulated with a lot of training and safety assesments. There are 3 levels. You start at level [...]

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I’ve Finally Decided That I Am Capable Of Running My Own Business….Administrator

I’ve worked for fifteen years as an administrator. My experience with my employers rate from good to being in a straw-basket speeding straight to hell.
I enjoyed working hard, creating ideas, implementing those ideas and managing employees fairly and consistently. I enjoyed being flexible and accepted the responsibilities of the positions I’ve held.
I never [...]

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No wonder there is a teacher shortage!…English Teacher

I am an English teacher. I travel the world living and working in different countries. Although this sounds glamorous, it isn’t. There are many disappointments and hardships.
First of all, I don’t make much money. Secondly, living in another culture is very tough. Many times, it will be months before I [...]

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I never want to leave!!!…Career Counseling

I work as a Career / Cooperative Education Counselor at a Community College (2 year school) in New Jersey.
After working in a day care for about 2 months I realized how much I disliked the preschool field. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology I applied for a job in the newspaper for [...]

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Software Developer, basic programmer

I say basic programmer in lower case because I’m an MS Visual Basic programmer, a Java Programmer, and a database programmer in whatever dang format you want to name.
It’s important to note that in the old days, a writer would crank out thirty or forty scripts here in Hollywood (area), and then after he/she was [...]

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Oh no he did not dig in my trash!…Medical Accounts Rec

I’m in between “real” jobs right now and took on the position of Medical Accounts Rec at a local company.
After being there for only 2 weeks I came in to find that my boss had spent half an hour the night before going through my desk AND MY TRASH.
He took all [...]

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Learning about labs and academia…..Mineral Seperator

Presently I am working for the new mexico bureau of mines and mineral rescources as a mineral separator. I got this job off of work study, and overall this job is ok.
What I do is that I look for certain minerals in a rock that are datable using absolute dating techniques. [...]

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Independent Art Consultant

I have a very exciting job as an Independent art Consultant. This job is both rewarding and exciting.
A freind of mine who I have not seen or spoken to in over a year, called and invited me to join her in this venture. It was a great time for me, I was contemplating whether [...]

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Have Faith…Artist

I’m a first-time visitor to this website. I’ve been very touched by the stories I’ve read – so many unhappy people working their lives away in jobs they hate. I have been there myself and it is comforting to know that others have shared similar experiences and have felt the same emotions.
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Postal Worker…..Carrier nightmare

To all of you that can do better….
Go to school, get an education, Help yourself don’t make the mistake of dreaming working for the Postal Service.
The money is great,the mental stress is greatest jet,
I am a carrier in the Florida Keys, our Postmaster take 4 hours lunch, read the paper every morning, play with the [...]

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