Mohamed Amroussi
22/6/2016 · 5 min read · +400 · 5
Ira Friedman
22/6/2016 · 5 min read · +700
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Is That the Job You Want?

Is That the Job You Want?

It is amazing the diversity of jobs we have had and will perform. Some of us strive for that position always. Others wind up there by happenstance. For some, it is because they don’t have alternatives.Even as a high school kid, I took some jobs...

Anonymous

Thanks for sharing. While the rats may have survived being shot at, only time will tell if the environment will. The idea to burn the cable at the dump may have been innovative but the fumes would no doubt be considered hazardous air pollution. But I digress. Most of today's students are not willing to do what you and I did to earn a dollar and survive alive.

24/7/2016
Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD

Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD

Jam packed with employee stories from many angles, and what really strikes me is the honor you still have for your beloved father. He had core values, I suspect he was a man of God, and he followed the Code of Honor. I never waitressed, but my first formal job (aside from picking garlic in Gilroy, California with the migrant farm workers) was at McDonalds. Much like a university education, I learned principles that I later applied to the Los Angeles County Jail Ward for the 'fresh' arrested and 'scraped off the streets." You have all the key points here. The only other point I would like to gently add is that one needs to pick up the 'culture' of the environment. If the patients in the Jail Ward could hold me hostage and cause a full-blown 'lockdown' of that 15 cm steel door, hey, I need to shoe them who is boss. At first, I thought the LAPD were rather brutal at clobbering a convict to the floor, but I quickly learned that the same person I was feeling empathy for knew he was HIV Positive and was on PCP (elephant tranquilizer) and wanted to bite off our hands. So your story on the hand-that-almost-got-amputated, it resonates. Gave me flashbacks for a moment there. Fantastic writing - You Should Write a Book!

24/7/2016

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