What It's Like To Be
From postal worker to film producer, what is it like to do what you do?
The World’s Most Dangerous Jobs
For the majority of us, we have cosy 9–5 office jobs where the primary occupational hazards are getting a papercut or spilling hot coffee all over your desk and work. If you think your job is stressful, have you ever considered that earning a living may cost some workers their lives? Workplace fatalities and injuries remain a real risk in some industries — the International Labour Office (ILO) estimates that there are around 2.3 million workplace fatalities and 340 million injuries every year — that’s 6,300 deaths every day.
Have You Thought About Working Security?
Becoming a security officer requires many things from you. A good training program is absolutely necessary because there is a lot of things to consider when dealing with people. Whether you are watching a warehouse or working a condominium gate, in the end you will be regulating people.
Working in a Female Prison Radically Changed My Perception of Human Behavior
In 2017, I was given the opportunity to go to an Indian prison and work as a mental health volunteer for the female inmates.
In the mid-1950s I was a jumper for a milkman in Detroit--for about two years, from the age of fourteen to sixteen-years-old. I worked at it full-time in the summers, and every weekend when high school was in session.
I am one of a million faces taking care of patients. A face that won’t be remembered, especially now that I am behind an N95, another mask, goggles, and a face shield. I have a gown that goes to my knees and booties that come up just under that. I am in surgical scrubs. I am not in anything that isn’t disposable.
5 Things Restaurant Servers Should Do
I've been a restaurant server for many years. Sure, I've tried other things and worked other jobs—I even went and earned myself a university degree in English Literature, because I figured it would add credibility to my writing and editing.
The Hard Road of the Creative
Creative people are inspiring to be around. I worked in corporate offices for 19 years as I dabbled in playing music and performing comedy in my free time.
The Joy and Pain of Novel Writing
I look up from my computer it is 1100. I have been here since 0900, shuffling through papers, researching this point or that, and I have precisely a paragraph written. I go and pour more coffee, then I am back staring at the screen blankly. The life of a writer.
The True Meaning of Care
The Beginning As someone suffering from Autism, I have had to support myself since I was 18 years old because of my mother’s death at age 49. Job opportunities have been difficult to come by because of my disability.
That One Time I Tried Exotic Dancing
I would like to preface this story with a little announcement. THIS PROFESSION NEEDS MORE RESPECT. For a while after my experience as a dancer, I thought that if I ever told my parents about it I would apologize but I came to realize very early that there is nothing to apologize for.
What I Wish I Knew About Writing When I Started
I’ve been writing a novel for over a year now. I know, I know. That’s way too slow. In my defense, it’s my first novel. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot on the way. I went from floundering to having a clear path to the finish line in less than a month and I’m a week away from finishing my first draft. Here’s a few things I wish I’d known when I began writing.
I worked as a telephone psychic & tarot reader
In 2015 I moved back to America after a decade of living abroad, off and on. When I was abroad one of the biggest selling points on my resume was simply that I was a native speaker of English. In America that obviously didn’t count for much. I needed to figure out a new line of work and I stumbled around for a year trying to figure out what I could do. While I was looking for new work, I also had it in my head that it would be great if I could figure out how to get money without all that messy “labor” business. It was from this standpoint that I gave being a telephone psychic a try.