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Confessions Of A Prison Doctor

Confessions Of A Prison Doctor

By Vivian Giang It takes a special kind of person to provide health care for accused murderers, rapists, and drug addicts. But these doctors do, in some cases, receive "better pay, better hours, retirement benefits, and free malpractice insurance," Parija B. Kavilanz has reported on CNN. "Typically a salaried... Read More »

From Wall Street To NYC Cabbie: What I Learned On The Way Down

From Wall Street To NYC Cabbie: What I Learned On The Way Down

Jack Alvo explains how he went from earning $200,000+ a year on Wall Street to driving a New York City cab, and how it gave him a second chance. Read More »

Pizza Delivery Guy Christopher Sharp Pretends To Be A Cop To Impress Girlfriend

Pizza Hut delivery man goes the extra distance to snag girlfriend. Read More »

Confessions of A Mortician

Confessions of A Mortician

By Vivian Giang A man who works in a mortuary led a Reddit thread to give a glimpse into what it's like to deal with issues of mortality on a daily basis. Covering topics that included the strangest requests he's ever had, and what happens during cremation and embalming, here's the closest most of us will ever... Read More »

Bret Baier: What It's Like To Work As A Fox News Anchor

Bret Baier: What It's Like To Work As A Fox News Anchor

Every night at 6 p.m., smooth as a well-oiled clockwork, Fox's Special Report goes on the air. Host Bret Baier reports the major events of the day, analyzes the latest political stories and also leads a panel of pundits and political reporters who discuss their broader significance. Like most televised news... Read More »

'Desperate' Unemployed Lawyer Puts A Plea On Craigslist

'Desperate' Unemployed Lawyer Puts A Plea On Craigslist

By Abby Rogers A single dad in Culver City, Calif., is begging for work as a lawyer on Craigslist, claiming he is so desperate he's willing to take basically any legal job. Read More »

Attorney Kate Baker Alleges Boss Bullied Her Into Staying Single, Childless

Attorney Kate Baker Alleges Boss Bullied Her Into Staying Single, Childless

By her own assessment, Kate Baker was a competent attorney who also wanted a personal life. But her boss, Chris Lingard allegedly saw things differently, berating Baker and her work, and telling her not to have a relationship or children. The "bullying" that she experienced at the Follett Stock law firm,... Read More »

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

Gail Belsky will be blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. This is the first post in her weekly series that will run Mondays. At 51, I've become both a cliche and a victim of circumstance -- neither of which makes me happy. A cliche because I'm a middle-aged woman... Read More »

What It's Like To Be An Undertaker: 'A Call To Serve'

What It's Like To Be An Undertaker: 'A Call To Serve'

Funeral Director Daniel Honan is busier than he'd like to be these days. As the only undertaker in Newtown, Conn., Honan is working overtime to provide funeral services to families of 11 of the 20 first-graders murdered Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To help keep pace with the demand, Honan... Read More »

Sex Surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene, 68: I've Slept With Over 900 People

Sex Surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene, 68: I've Slept With Over 900 People

Cheryl Cohen Greene is a 68-year-old loving grandmother and cancer survivor who's been happily married for 33 years. In that time, she's slept with hundreds of other men in her conjugal bed, and transformed many of their lives. Greene is a sex surrogate, treating patients with sexual difficulties through... Read More »

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

They show up each year in malls and department stores like clockwork, seemingly eager to hear every child's Christmas wish list and pose, broadly smiling for photos. And, of course, there's that unmistakably hearty "Ho, ho, ho!" that signals that the holiday season -- and Santa Claus, himself -- has... Read More »

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

The allure of routine travel to exotic locales makes a career as a flight attendant especially appealing to many job seekers. So much so, in fact, that more than 20,000 people recently applied with American Airlines to fill just 1,500 flight attendant jobs, prompting the airline to largely quit accepting new... Read More »

Confessions Of A Corporate Hit Man: 'I Got Paid To Restructure'

Confessions Of A Corporate Hit Man: 'I Got Paid To Restructure'

When people ask me what I did before I became a career coach, I say, "Have you seen the movie 'Up in the Air' with George Clooney?" At which point, they say, "Yes!" Then I say, "He had my job." Sometimes, I even throw in the random additional fact that Clooney and I share the same birthday too. (Sorry George,... Read More »

Cosmopolitan Magazine Editor Kate White: My Weirdest Days At Work

Cosmopolitan Magazine Editor Kate White: My Weirdest Days At Work

By Kate White Did you ever see that fun, wacky '90s television show called "Just Shoot Me"? It was all about working at Blush, a fictional women's magazine. One day I noticed that the set and props were very similar to stuff we had at Cosmopolitan. When I asked my entertainment director about it, she said... Read More »

Confessions Of A Professional Skydiver

Confessions Of A Professional Skydiver

Lots of people enjoy or at least have tried skydiving. They include President George H.W. Bush, who famously parachuted from a plane 10,500 feet above the ground to celebrate turning 85, following similar jumps on his 75th and 80th birthdays. Some lovers of the sport attempt to turn it into career by... Read More »

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

"Much of my job is like being a therapist," says a Manhattan-based nutritionist of her practice. Read More »

Confessions Of A Customer Service Rep: Dishonesty Is Part Of The Job

Confessions Of A Customer Service Rep: Dishonesty Is Part Of The Job

So who is that person on the other end of the line when you call customer service to troubleshoot problems with your cell phone? What's the experience like for him or her? Read More »

9 Ex-Assistants Tell All About Their Rich And Powerful Bosses

9 Ex-Assistants Tell All About Their Rich And Powerful Bosses

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency recently stripped Lance Armstrong of seven Tour de France titles and wiped his record going back 14 years. The last thing that Armstrong needed, in his free fall from grace, was a personal assistant to bust out of the woodwork and portray him to the world as a truly despicable guy. Read More »

Confessions Of A Private Investigator

Confessions Of A Private Investigator

By John Powers I am a private investigator. Which means if we met at a party you'd immediately ask: So do you, like, follow people around? Are you an ex-cop? Where'd you park the Ferrari? Then you'd confess: Wow, I've never met a real P.I. Which partly explains your misconceptions, though in my experience the... Read More »

Googler Watched Child Porn And Beheadings Daily For His Job

Googler Watched Child Porn And Beheadings Daily For His Job

There's a lot of creepy, repulsive, morally abhorrent stuff on the Internet, and that means there are also a lot of people whose job it is to watch it, review it and get it taken down. One guy who reportedly had that job at Google -- and whose identity was not revealed -- describes the "scarring" experience... Read More »

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