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Eleana Bowman
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When you choose to be a driver at Lyft, you are signing up for a flexible, high-paying gig that allows you to set your own schedule and be your own boss!

Click here to learn more about worker benefits offered at Lyft

Have you ever been a #ridesharedriver? Share you story below!

#Lyft #shareyourstory

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This year, New Year’s Eve celebrations are going to be looking quite different. I recently read an article about fascinating NYE traditions from around the world, and I wanted to share with you! What are YOUR New Year’s Eve traditions? Comment below!

  • Japan: Eat toshikoshi soba
    To commemorate New Year’s Eve, people in Japan eat toshikoshi soba. This symbolizes having a long and fortunate life along with a clean break from the year.

  • Denmark: Jump off a chair
    In Denmark, you JUMP right into the new year! Just before midnight, stop what you’re doing and get on a chair and jump just like the Danes. If you forget to jump, it’s said that you’ll bring bad luck for the following year, so set your reminder!

  • Spain: Eat 12 grapes
    In Spain, people eat grapes for good luck. To carry out this tradition, eat 12 grapes, known as las doce uvas de la suerte, handy. When the clock chimes at midnight, eat one with each clang.

  • Costa Rica: Run your suitcase around the block
    The tradition is popular across Latin America. At midnight, grab a suitcase and run around the block in the hopes of traveling in the new year!

  • Greece: Hang some onions
    In Greece, onions symbolize rebirth, so people hang them up on their doors to encourage a year of growth and prosperity.

  • Ecuador: Burn effigies
    In Ecuador people head outside to burn effigies (sculptures that represent a person or idea) that symbolize the year. By lighting the effigy on fire, you’re letting the bad energy and memories of the year go and moving onto the next.

  • Russia: Burn... then sip your wishes
    For this Russian tradition, write down your wishes for 2021 on a piece of paper just before midnight, then light the paper on fire. Once it’s stopped burning, sprinkle the wish-filled ashes into a glass of champagne and drink up after the clock strikes midnight!!

#shareyourstory #holiday #newyearseve #inspiration

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Pamela Pohlman
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Sept 11 2001 at 1290 avenue of the Americas in NYC I will never forget seeing hundreds of people holding their cell phones in the air outside the building trying to get a signal. Took out 400 dollars from ATM and did not hesitate to accept the fee. #shareyourstory

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Elyssa Duncan
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Last #Thanksgiving Eve, I was bartending at a local hotspot in the Boston area. (In case you didn't know... the night before Turkey Day is the BIGGEST drinking night of the year in the United States.)

We were short staffed and it was just myself and one other bartender ... BOY did we get rocked! We were so busy that a barback from a different restaurant next door came in to help us. In just 5 hours, we did more sales than we had the last two FULL DAYS combined!!!

I walked out of work at 5:15 AM that morning, feeling like I got trampled by a herd of wild animals. Nearly a year later and I still cringe when I hear someone order a "vodka, soda, splash of cran".... 🍸

Have you ever had a CRAZY day at work?? Share below!

#foodservices #bartenderstories #shareyourstory

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Hi Im Yvonne I have a different senerio I work 9 years for the City of Chicago a d 9 Years for the Chicago Public School I complain about sexual hurasssment and the Board Of Education reduce to address the manner but with the help of the Board of Education they all scheme up a lye to get rid of me. Please be careful the las are not fir blancos because even though that person admittex to touching me and everything they still Fire me and there was nothing I could do about it because the jude stood with the School

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My PhD in Japan. Let me be clear I love Japan, however the PhD working hours were crazy. Everyday 12 hours from Monday to Saturday.

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Selena Cotte
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In 2016, the Working In America initiative launched to collect stories from workers across the country to tell us about the challenges and joys of what they do and how they do it.

Join working people across our country who have shared their work experiences by submitting your story at https://working.org/working-stories/

Below are examples of working stories shared by participants – can you relate? What is something about your job that people don't know?

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Jason Woodworth LINE COOK 21 YEARS OLD Kalamazoo, MI 49009 MY STORY

What is one thing about your work that most people don't know?

Everybody makes mistakes when they're working in a kitchen. I find myself making complex meals without much knowledge of the meal itself. The plate a customer receives is often slightly different than what it was intended to be. Typically, the only indicator that a meal wasn't successfully prepared is if the customer sends it back to the kitchen, which rarely happens.

What makes you most proud of the work you do?

At the end of an insanely busy night at the restaurant, it feels good to know that I really worked hard. I feel proud when I see myself doing things like managing stress, effectively communicating, and being a generally efficient line cook. When things get hectic in the kitchen, you have to keep a level head and trust in your own abilities. When the busy rush is finally over, there's a sense that you've truly earned your pay for that shift.

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Selena Cotte
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In 2016, the Working In America initiative launched to collect stories from workers across the country to tell us about the challenges and joys of what they do and how they do it.

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Scott Little Bridge Technician 52 years old Bluffton, OH 45817

What is one thing about your work that most people don't know

I inspect bridges and culverts to assure they're safe. Then I enter all of the data into the computer.

What makes you most proud of the work you do?

Everyone assumes the bridges are safe they drive over. Most of them are. It's one less worry in our lives.

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Selena Cotte
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In 2016, the Working In America initiative launched to collect stories from workers across the country to tell us about the challenges and joys of what they do and how they do it.

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Jessica Johnson Exotic Pet Veterinary Assistant 33 years old Chicago, IL 60613

What is one thing about your work that most people don't know?

Few people in the field are well off by result of practice, especially in exotic medicine.

What makes you most proud of the work you do?

I'm proud of the drive and curiosity of the people in the field, and the commitment to helping animals normally overlooked by the rescue community. The practice I work at is committed to helping rescues and educating clients.

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In 2016, the Working In America initiative launched to collect stories from workers across the country to tell us about the challenges and joys of what they do and how they do it.

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Anna Grace Neu Artist 19 years old Atlanta, GA 30305

What is one thing about your work that most people don't know

Most people don't know how personal I get with my work.

What makes you most proud of the work you do?

I'm proud that my work can change not just one life but many. I can inspire change that saves lives.

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Selena Cotte
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In 2016, the Working In America initiative launched to collect stories from workers across the country to tell us about the challenges and joys of what they do and how they do it.

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Raul Acevedo Construction and Remodeling 36 years old Blue Island, IL 60406

What is one thing about your work that most people don't know?

The physical effort that I have to do to make the activities and that I like to do it.

What makes you most proud of the work you do?

That my clients are satisfied with my job and that I am Mexican.

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In 2016, the Working In America initiative launched to collect stories from workers across the country to tell us about the challenges and joys of what they do and how they do it.

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Cabria Davis Police Officer 31 years old Camden, NJ

“Work is knowing that at the end of the day you were able to make a responsible decision and to understand the aspects of that decision, and to be able to live with the consequences of that decision.”

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