The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I’ve been seeing this meme floating around social media quite a bit in the last few weeks. I could tell it was false within seconds. I can’t believe people can be so gullible. First red flag: Boneless and Skinless? The picture itself shows the skin and scales. And have you ever filleted a tilapia? It …

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I was the morning of the third day of my dream job, and I was so excited. My life was changing for the better, It’s a rare gift when you can have a job that you love. I fell in love with Dental Laboratory Technology as a student. I sold my house, left a 16 …

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After getting a degree in Dental Laboratory Technology and Management and applying to 198 Orthodontic Laboratories throughout the country, I give you this graphically symbolic depiction of my hunt for employment: Rejection, rejection, rejection, rejection, I’d love to hire you but I’m going out of business, rejection, rejection, rejection, rejection, rejection, rejection, rejection, rejection, rejection, …

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When you work on a drawbridge, you’re sometimes a silent witness to some really tragic events. No one tells you that when you take the job. On the bigger bridges you’ll get jumpers. Occasionally one will survive and 100 percent of those will say they regretted their action the second they jumped, which says a …

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