Years ago, I worked in food service and I think I'm still traumatized by it.

There's something about working for minimum wage, being denied breaks, and running around dealing with rude people all day that really gets to you.

Good thing I'm no longer in it!

These days, I'm a broke writer, and you know what, that's okay with me. It's definitely an improvement!

When I tell people about my time in food service, many respond that they don't know how I did it. I still wonder that myself.

And there are plenty of jobs out there that I won't do (or go back to).

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Have you ever wondered what job people would pick if they knew they'd be financially stable?

Not rich; we're not talking "retire-in-luxury to Buenos Aires" level coin; just comfortable and with growth potential if you're smart about things.

If any job in the world put you at the precipice of stability - what would you *choose* to do?

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An astronaut. A veterinarian. A pro sports player.

These are things you hear so often as career aspirations when you're in first grade. Little by little, as time goes on, those primary dreams fade.

But even as adulthood comes and takes us by surprise, most of us know exactly what we would rather be doing at any given instance. It might not be our career now, but it could be one day.

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You might have heard the term labor shortage used a lot this year in response to the news that employers are scrambling to find workers as the economy rebounds from the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But many people have confirmed that they quit their jobs as a result of low wages and hostile working environments, including the very real concern that their former jobs aren't following proper safety protocols to protect workers from contracting the virus.

So they went off in search of greener pastures.

If you're curious about why many of these people quit their jobs, look no further. Here are their testimonies, thanks to Redditor Wataru2001, who asked the online community,

"Record Number of Americans quit their jobs the last few months. If you were one of them, why did you quit and what are you doing now?"
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Do you know what the most dangerous job in America is?


The rate of fatal injury is 111 per 100,000 workers for logging workers. The fatal accident rate is 33 times the average job nationwide.

All that heavy machinery?

Yeah, dangerous.

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