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Insiders Reveal The 'Dirty Secrets' Of Their Industries

Insiders Reveal The 'Dirty Secrets' Of Their Industries

Reddit commenters tell what really goes on inside their industries.

Reddit commenters tell what really goes on inside their industries. True or not, this makes for interesting reading. Read More »

Confessions Of A Former IRS Agent

Confessions Of A Former IRS Agent

All of the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service's investigation of Tea Party groups has unleashed a torrent of criticism of IRS tactics. But what do IRS agents think of their profession? And what do they actually do all day? Carroll McKibbin, a former IRS agent, gave AOL Jobs permission to reprint a... Read More »

My 9-Day Experiment: No Internet, No Cellphone, No Computer

My 9-Day Experiment: No Internet, No Cellphone, No Computer

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house. The first three months of the year had been intensely demanding, between hiring a series of new employees for a rapidly growing... Read More »

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 »

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 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 »

Confessions Of A Reality TV Producer

Confessions Of A Reality TV Producer

By Sharon Houston I work in syndicated daytime... Read More »

Confessions Of A Millionaire's Servant

Confessions Of A Millionaire's Servant

By Ashley Lutz A longtime servant of an eccentric millionaire wrote about what it's like to spend most of your time in a mansion while earning minimum wage. The man, who said he worked for a gentleman who made millions in real estate, posted on Reddit's Ask Me Anything to answer questions. Read More »

Ex-Goldman Sachs Exec Sells Tell-All For $1.5 Million

Ex-Goldman Sachs Exec Sells Tell-All For $1.5 Million

By Matt Egan Just weeks after gripping the financial world with a scathing op-ed piece about Goldman Sachs, Greg Smith has reportedly landed a seven-figure advance on a book deal. Read More »

Trade Secrets Of An Insurance Agent: 8 Things Insurance Companies Don't Want You To Know

Trade Secrets Of An Insurance Agent: 8 Things Insurance Companies Don't Want You To Know

In June 2006 I took a call center job that I thought would be just like all the rest: take some calls, placate some customers, sell people some things that they probably could do without. You know, the usual. But one week in, it became clear -- there was nothing usual about working in a call center of a major... Read More »

Confessions of a Las Vegas Blackjack Dealer

Confessions of a Las Vegas Blackjack Dealer

I am Antoniya Hamberg and I have been a Las Vegas blackjack dealer for over two years, working at Binion's Hotel and Gambling Hall (which used to be known as the Horseshoe), as well as at a couple of other properties. I'm what they call a party pit dealer; I deal blackjack while wearing lingerie. It is my... Read More »

Confessions of an Animal Behavior Trainer

Confessions of an Animal Behavior Trainer

It's always different and always the same, the life of an animal behavior consultant. Life as an animal behavior trainer is rewarding, tiring and more akin to family therapy than pet training. Read More »

Confessions of a Credit Manager

Confessions of a Credit Manager

My name is Rose Silcox, and I was a credit manager for Qwest Communications for two years, based out of Seattle, Wash. The title of credit manager is a nice way of saying I was the person who shut off the customer's home phone, cell phone, Internet and dish service if they didn't give me money for their... Read More »

Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer: The Client Is Always Right?

Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer: The Client Is Always Right?

They never told us in law school that it would be like this. I know it's hard to feel sorry for a lawyer, but they could have at least told us that on most days as a criminal lawyer, there is nothing we'd be able to do for our clients. The first thing that struck me when I started practicing criminal law... Read More »

Confessions of a Personal Assistant

Confessions of a Personal Assistant

In the fall of 2003, I had just graduated from UCLA with a degree in anthropology, an area which was personally very enlightening but, unless you plan on doing research in that field, is basically useless in most work sectors. At 22 years of age, I didn't want to go to law school or work in human resources --... Read More »

Confessions of a Taxidermist: Sometimes Gross, Never Boring

Confessions of a Taxidermist: Sometimes Gross, Never Boring

My name is Heidi. I'm a 36-year-old professional reporter and researcher. My husband Kaylan is a professional taxidermist who runs and operates his own studio, called In Tune Taxidermy, here in Castle Rock, Colo. I have on many occasions been promoted to "assistant taxidermist" when my husband is in a bind; I... Read More »

Confessions of a Coroner

Confessions of a Coroner

What's it really like in a coroner's office? The truth is, it's nothing like what you see on television. As I stood over the railroad tracks, freezing and cold on a damp, rainy December morning, the sight was gruesome. Some kid had decided to throw himself in front of an Amtrak train -- and now I, as the... Read More »

Confessions of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

Confessions of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

Wherever I go, people ask me what it's like to work as a funeral director. I tell them it is not an easy career, particularly given the emotional component of the work. As funeral directors, we deal with issues of mortality -- our own as well as those of our clients -- on a daily basis. We also work long... Read More »

Confessions of a Bounty Hunter (Bail Recovery Agent)

Confessions of a Bounty Hunter (Bail Recovery Agent)

I was young when I got started as a bail recovery agent. I had just turned 23 and recently been honorably discharged from the Army. I was working as an EMT for an ambulance service in Oklahoma City, and I needed a second job to earn a living wage. It was 2004, and the TV show 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' was just... Read More »

Confessions of a Medical Assistant / Patient Care Tech

Confessions of a Medical Assistant / Patient Care Tech

A medical assistant, also be known as a patient care tech (PCT), is a person who assists nurses and doctors in completing procedures and monitoring the status of patients. This job requires an attentive and responsible individual to insure patients receive the proper care. My name is Teddie Wiggins. I am 23... Read More »

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