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August 2, 2004: AboutMyJob.com
This site, which touts itself as offering “true, honest, stories of people and their jobs,” is all about building a collection of stories from people talking about their jobs and careers.
From the site: “This site was inspired by Studs Terkel’s 1970s book, Working, which chronicles the work lives of various people, so that we can all get an idea of what other people do. This is your chance to get out all your frustrations and dreams. Perhaps millions of people will read it someday… or perhaps not, but at the very least, we hope it will feel good to share your thoughts with others who access this site.”
Job-seekers can choose from a growing collection of job titles and read first-hand accounts of people who are working — or have worked — in a particular job.
Granted, there are a lot more negative stories than positive ones, but the negative pieces may serve as cautionary tales. Plus anyone can contribute, so the site provides a good venue for venting about one’s job.
Jobs range from corrections officer to teacher to telemarketer, and MANY stories of McDonald’s workers and disgruntled nurses are included.
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