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I am NOT an idiot!….Administrative Assistant

I have been at my present company for 4 1/2 years. And I have hated every minute of it.
I started as a temp admin assistant for a girl on maternity leave. I had lost my previous job as an admin asst/billing asst/slug/slave/peon because I told them all to kiss off, in a [...]

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I have been struggling with this decision …..but Nursing is not for me…….Unfortunately, I Hate it.

I am writing this now because i am so stressed out about what decision to make, but the first thought that comes to my mind is I hate my job and I hate the choice i made to be a nurse, and why why did i choose it as my career?

I want out of my [...]

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I call airstrikes for a living!!!…Military Man

Hi, I am in the military and my current job is calling in airstrikes in support of ground forces. right now i live outside of the US. In addition to doing this, i am required to jump out of an airplane (airborne!) and divelock out of submarines. Doing this job for a [...]

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11,255: Freedom in the West…escape from Law school

11,255: Freedom in the west
September 13, 2000 was one of the most miserable days of my life. It was a day in which I realized I had made a bad decision. A very bad decision. I was in law school and I did not want to be there. I felt [...]

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Teaching is tough to troubled kids….5th grade teacher

Teaching is tough. I’m 25 years old and I’ve been teaching 5th grade for almost three years now and I can honestly say that it’s probably the toughest job I’ve ever had.
After three years working with fellow teachers and principals, I realize that the problem is not in the classroom. The problem starts well before [...]

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High School English Teacher…What happened to parent and student accountability?

I am currently a high school English teacher. I have been teaching full time for two years now. It doesn’t seem like a very long time, but I could write chapters on all that I have seen, experienced, lived.
One of the biggest movements in America right now is for teacher and school accountability. In [...]

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Art Teacher….dealing with government and the playstation generation

I am a Art Teacher in England, before this I worked in design in London, doing all kinds of contract work. The pay was extremely good but I had very little social time or life. At one point I just got fed up and went overseas to help disadvantaged peoples with a charity organisation.
That was [...]

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Receptionist/Hairdresser assistant…..A Salon would equal fun

For 10 months I worked at SuperCuts.
Before I worked here I had worked in retail and at restaurants. I had taken some time off after my junior year and a few months into my senior year. I looked everywhere for work, but for some reason places don’t seem to call back when you turn in [...]

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Postal worker… before you enter the postal service gain weight, grow taller, and look older

The trials and tribulations of a 1 month career journey at the post office
Hello! I am a semi-thankful terminated employee from the USPS. My Postal career approximately 1 month and I could swear my OJI had a purpose of vengeance- to make sure my little ass was fired!
First I would like to say how do [...]

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General Accountant…..at my whit ends

My job is General Accountant; prior to this job i had done ap ar gl functions for various other companies as a contractor.
I got this job through a temporary agency and took it because at the time i had no other permanent source of income.
I continue to do it becuase it is [...]

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What they didn’t tell me about kids….High School Physics Teacher

I am a High School Physics Teacher. Formally I was a Lawyer. I applied for every job within 50 miles. I was looking to teach full-time because I couldn’t find a full-time college teaching position. I have been doing this since Sept. 2000.
I continue to do it because I [...]

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And you think you went in for a DRUG TEST?….Telecommunications Worker

A couple of months ago I got called out of the blue to interview with a major telecommunications company. I did well in the interview and was offered a job with a higher base salary, higher commission potential, and a great benefit package. The catch was that I had to start in two weeks, which [...]

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Being a Model Scout

Hello! My name is Liz Havlin and I am a Model Scout! How I got this job was completely an accident. A friend of mine is a Fashion Model for Petite Catalogues and was complaining to me that although she made made good money, she wanted some diverse modeling experiences. SO, [...]

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If I could turn back the clock……..Postal Clerk

I am a Postal Clerk in beautiful Cincinnati Ohio. Boy do I really hate this job. If I could turn back the clock I would do just that.
I left college to take this wonderful job that everyone told me to take. I should have listen to the ones that said NOOOoooo. You dont want to [...]

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Use my skills and survive….Unhappy Admin to Adult Entertainer

I am a single mom of two and had a great idea to attend a business school to get a job as an administrative assistant (I chose that career cause the classifieds always had openings so I figured I there was a lot of opportunity…now I think I know the real reason)
Anyhow I completed [...]

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Now Boarding Flight #xxx Destination : Fear….Aviation Maintenance Technician

When I first saw “Aviation Maintenance Technician” offered as a course at UDC, I thought to myself, “This is what I’ve always wanted to do, but it never crossed my mind.” I’ve always liked working with my hands and figuring out technical mechanics, even as a child I build model airplanes and helicopters.
So [...]

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Warranty Administration….The good and the bad (management)

I used to work for a domestic car dealership as a Warranty Administrator. My duties consisted of billing, claims processing and tracking, commercial collections, service write up, and customer service. In broader terms, every time someone brought a car in for repairs, a repair order was written up that briefly detailed the customer’s [...]

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VB Application Developer putting up with closed minded intolerance

Developing applications in Visual Basic is one of my favorite things, so much so, that I am finally programming for a living.
Imagine discovering a carrer that you know is for you as is the same as finding your one true love in life. That was VB programming for me. I had started with Visual Basic [...]

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The Great Mumbo Jumbo of Words and Figures

I am an Australian guy presently in Dublin on a one-year working visa. Before the inevitable question arises, I am in this cold, frenetic, Guinness-swilling city purely because I have met an Irish maiden of the highest order, ie. a girlfriend. I met her whilst in Edinburgh on the two-year UK working holiday and after [...]

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Non Profit Program Assistant…..Vital, Meaningless Scut Work

I work as a program assistant in the membership division of a large non-profit in Washington DC. I got the job through temping, after having spent a couple of years working as a waitress and a picture-framer after graduating from college. I took the job because a) I wanted to learn more computer [...]

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