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Sales…I want to be respected and not abused.

I was, past tense, employed with the largest bank in
wisconsin. I worked in sales, specifically selling retirement plan
services and investment management to corporation. It is a
hypercompetitive market. I got the job through a friend who worked at
this same bank for 16 years. I had worked with him before at the same
bank [...]

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Medical student….a lifelong learner, doing something important.

I want to be a doctor cuz….I don’t know….I want to help people.

I’ve wanted to be a doctor for awhile now. Since high school, I’ve known. It seemed like a good idea.

My father is a doctor, a gastroenterologist. A stomach doctor. I’ve seen him occasionally…I’ve gone with [...]

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Temp Secretary……too many educated people.

I live in a town with two accredited institutions of higher
learning. Because of this, There are way too many educated people
around. Even the McDonald’s employees here have PhDs, practically! So,
I took the only line of work open to a person with minimal marketable
job skills- a temp secretary. You see, in this town, you need at [...]

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Software Engineer…..good pay but rather be painting outdoors..

I am a software engineer. I work in Palmdale California.
I
was sent to California from the east coast as a member of a
multi-company team to work a new project. I first got into this line
of work at age 27 after completing training at a trade school in
Washington DC. I entered this [...]

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Childrens educational entertainment…..a magical calling

I’m in children’s educational entertainment. I try to introduce kids 3-5 years old to music, to help them notice it and feel it. During the week I have a route of pre-schools that hire me weekly. Some weekends I do kids birthday parties, plus I teach guitar.

For the kids I do simple songs, old [...]

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Nurse…I hated it beyond the meaning of the word.

Luckily, I’ve put this career mistake/ nightmare behind me.

My career mistake was choosing to become a nurse. I was lied to from the beginning. I was falsely made to believe that there was a plethora of jobs waiting for me after graduating nursing school. On the contrary, every job I found wanted nurses with [...]

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Support crew in Antarctica….physical fitness and travel

I work Austral summers in Antarctica at McMurdo Station, a U.S. scientific research station. I do support crew work and am a “materials person.” I got the job by interviewing over the phone and before I had met a real person was given round trip tickets to New Zealand in the mail.

The work itself [...]

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Assistant facilities coordinator…..little work and no sense of accomplishment

I am an assistant facilities coordinator at a child development research center.

That sounds pretty impressive doesn’t it? Believe me, to see what I do, that that couldn’t be further from the truth I got this job through a temp agency, and I though it would be a great idea because I have a psychology [...]

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Taking hotel reservations by Phone…Kathy Lees version of a sweatshop

I work at (NAME DELETED). I have been working there for a little over 2 years now.

I HATE MY JOB! It was on the list for the top jobs to have. That is a joke. The turn around rate is so high. I would love to quit my job if I only had the chance [...]

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Financial analysis for oil deals in Bombay…interesting work

I am a financial man…commercial side in Bombay. Scrutinizing figures, contracts everything….For the government at first but now in the private sector for 9 years. They are a big company and we give lots of projects to the steel industry, oil industry, etc… let’s say you want to start up a refinery, [...]

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Cash Manager for state bank of India

My job is to manage cash in the branch of the State Bank. I take out money and distribute it to the people…people who come to collect money are handed over to me. I do this here in Perambur, India.
I wrote an exam to get the job…I was appointed to small place in [...]

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Rickshaw driving in Madras…..as long as Im strong enough

(interviewed in Tamil and translated – In Madras, India, one of the main transports is the AutoRickshaw, motorcycles with little carriages in the back which allow people to ride in and which will take you door to door for a minimal price. We caught this rickshaw outside our hotel to go to the mall.)
I [...]

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Stuck in a rut……Technical Support and LAN Admin

I do LAN admin and technical support in Victoria, BC. I moved
to Canada from England seven years ago looking for a better life for my
family. On the whole I’ve got that, but at the cost of my own
happiness. I spend most of my working life bored to tears – I’m stuck
at this level and am [...]

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Interesting work….programming for US companies in Bangalore

I am working for a software company in Bangalore as a programmer…programming in VC++. We develop active x controls for retail applications. My client is an American company and we do this part of their appplication here in India.

I got the job through campus selection here in India. I did civil engineering, [...]

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Liberty but little pay in Madras….Technical Translation

(the speaker went to college and worked for this company in Madras, India before eventually leaving to work at a French bank, also in Madras, fulfilling certain francophile interests.)

Right after my graduation, I went to my first job in a software company as a technical writer. I was there for 11 months…short of [...]

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Doctor/OBGYN….Serving the poor of Manila

I am a doctor by profession…obstetrycian/gynecologist, but I think it is more my vocation rather than my living. I put up a clinic for the poor and I make sure that the fees that they are paying are just like the government hospital or maybe a little lower. In the process, somehow, I [...]

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Student Adviser….keeping grad students happy.

I am the associate advisor for a study abroad program at a large public university. I do 2 things…I either take care of students… Graduate students mostly, if they have a problem with grades or teachers. Even though it is not written in my job description, I take care of a lot of [...]

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Marketing broadcast equipment…..If it were always fun, you would not get a paycheck

We manufacture broadcast equipment. I manage a marketing team and a distribution team…international distribution.
I stumbled into it. I started off with a contract writing manuals and it just went from there. I was working freelance and making a good salary, but I didn’t have to work hard to get projects and I [...]

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Medical Student…..rather tap dance on the street.

I am a medical student…somewhere..in hell…somewhere in hell. I’m just being silly. I pre-round, then I round (go by and see all the patients and talk to the attending doctor about them)….then I write my notes. I went to college and then applied to medical school…that’s how I got there.

I wanted to become a [...]

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Corrections Officer….disabled and at odds with the State of Nevada.

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