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RN means Being a Patient Advocate

I have been an R.N. since 1994. While attending Nursing school, I did not work in the medical field. (I had NO idea what I was in for.) In my last quarter prior to graduating, I remember many times going into the Linen closet area with tears in my eyes, trying to re-group my [...]

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McDonalds Manager – Can’t wait to quit!

I have been with my franchise of McDonalds for six years, and I have been management for five of those six years. I used to love my job, when I was crew, my managers loved me, I worked my butt off, and when I was asked to become manager and manage the overnight shift I [...]

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One Nurse’s Nightmare: Unfairly Terminated from Work

I am a 49 year old nurse who has similar stories. I have been an LPN for close to 30 years and have spent the last 10 years in the MDS field as an MDS coordinator. I have been proud for having excellent documentation skills and have always had a good reputation from anywhere I [...]

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Picking Up Dead Bodies Everyday for Work

My start pay $9.00 per Hour – Pick up Dead people to be Cremated from Homes, Hospitals and Nursing homes.
While I drive around in a van smelling the corpses sometimes with maggots > decomposing shit smelling bodies. Chasing doctors down to get death certificates signed when 8 out 10 times they don’t know what the [...]

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Nursing Future Still Remains a Mystery

I have been a nurse for 6 years. What have I learned during this time? I have learned I love patient care and working with families and assisting them in making hard decisions concerning their loved ones.
What do I dislike? Nurses garner no respect from their peers, managers, or administration. Families treat [...]

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Front Desk Hotel Employee Constantly Abused and Degraded

Where to start? I will begin by saying that the guests are not the problem, the guests are generally friendly. The problem is that our management (like most hotels) is corrupt and condescending.
My general manager is a complete two-faced hag, whose daughter works front desk as well and gets special treatment. They talk about all [...]

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Nursing Working Hours Are Over the Top

I haven’t been a nurse long but everyday I just hate it! Nothing I ever do feels like enough for so many patients that I care for that it is flat out ridiculous. And yes, I have been a patient myself and didn’t want to bother the nurses because I know what they are going [...]

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Help! I want to Get out of Nursing

I am another one of those nurses who hates her job. I have been a nurse for 18 long years so I have given it a good try. I am finally able to admit that yes indeed I do hate it.
For a long time I alternated between hating it then feeling guilty about [...]

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Not a Bed of Roses of McDonalds Employee

I don’t know if anyone has ever worked at McDonalds before, but I know how it has been for me during the last 4 years – Horrible!
I lost my fingertip at McDonalds and it has caused me alot of pain and suffering. I can’t do things like I used to. I hate working for McDonalds. [...]

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No Other Option than to Be a Walmart Cashier

I’ve only been a wal-mart cashier for a mere 7 months of my life. For some it may seem like 6.5 months too many. And I agree.
Living in a small town, it’s not like we have jobs jumping out of the bushes. If it wasn’t for the intense feet aches, the tendonitis, constant mental attacks [...]

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Nursing Means Voice of Hope and Encouragement, Passion and Disappointment

Dear colleagues (new and old),
I have been a nurse (and no I won’t reveal my level of education as I don’t believe that it designates my level of intelligence or commitment to our profession) for over 25 years. THERE IS ROOM FOR ALL OF US.
To my new sisters and brothers in the profession: WELCOME! Our [...]

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Exotic Dancer, aka Lap Dance Specialist

I started out working in a gentlemans club as the beer tub girl. Basically, I sat there, looked pretty, and popped beer caps for customers walking in the front door.
I worked for about 2 months observing the workings of a strip joint: how the girls approached the men… the hustle they would use to [...]

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Registered Nurse – A compassionate field?

I am a veteran nurse of 15 years. I work with nurses that eat their OWN.
We have a charge nurse that can’t handle pressure and the way to survive is to divert attention from yourself. I’M NOT LIKE THAT! I don’t “rat” on others, but I have been the object of “ratting out” at times. [...]

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Nurses – Does volunteering give an idea about nursing?

Hi everyone.
I’m not a nurse, but I am looking at the profession. I’ve seen so many posts here about how horrible it is, but I’ve also seen some people that say they enjoy their job. If I was going to be a nurse, I think I’d try to work in a nursing home.
I was wondering [...]

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From an OB to Nurse to Rehab Nurse

I am an RN in my 23rd year. When I was in nursing school I only liked OB, L&D, and Mother/Baby. I proceeded to follow my dream and worked many tears in L&D and I found out that doctors can be abusive. So when the unit I was working on closed, I never [...]

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Case Management Assistant – Awesome Job But..

I’ve held other jobs after the one I’m writing about now. I was a case management assistant, and it was the BEST job ever except people ruined it! If i had to work for a big organization and put up with the p.c. crap THAT still was the only job that would make me do [...]

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How to be happy at work – One Question Away from Job Satisfaction

I finally landed my dream job, so I thought. Yet one of the 3 Ps – People, Place, and Position – inevitably seemed to be amiss. With people, there was either too little fraternization or too much ego. With place, there were intolerable working conditions such as being seated next to an impossibly loud [...]

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Graphic Designer – a POSITIVE look at graphic design

I’m a graphic designer. Part freelance, part contract, and part full time (I kind of do my own thing). I decided to write something about myself, because I stumbled across this site and noticed all that there was said about graphic design is negative things. So here we go:
A lot of the views on the other [...]

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Flower Shop Worker – with a micromanaging boss and irritating coworker

I just started working for a very small-flower shop about a week ago, which is extremely fast paced and incredibly stressful. My boss is a complete micromanager, who is very rude to everyone working there, she has no personality, and she is a complete OCD freak. She is very disrespectful and rude to everyone, except [...]

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Nurse – RN trained to save your butt not kiss it

Lately, I am just glad to have a job. My job is stressful and I am under appreciated if not appreciated at all, along with all my coworkers. There are times I feel as though I would like to quit, but nursing is all I know how to do and I do it well. I [...]

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