Megan Sukys’ first started her radio career by working overnights in Fayetteville, NC. She had maybe 15 listeners, and her biggest fans worked at the local glue factory. But then, she joined the news coverage of Hurricane Fran and fell in love with bringing people together through talking.
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Timothy C spent seventeen years as an undercover officer tracking down human trafficking and sex crime perpetrators. Now that he’s out of the business, he looked back at an incident in New York City that shows just how much he was willing to bare to get the criminal.
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Tracie Bonjour planned to bring her children into her international outreach career – before she actually had kids. Her first son pushed her to the limit of balancing work and parenthood. Then, Tracie discovered that dealing with the job of mom meant riding the waves.
Bored with the life of a private practice physician, David Schumer volunteered to perform cervical cancer screenings in Zambia. Once he got to the understaffed, understocked and overtaxed clinic, though, he faced the limits of his skills against the vast need for health care in southern Africa.
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Cyan James grew up with a crazy love for animals, rescuing hummingbirds as a kid and going to college to be a veterinarian. Then, during college, she spent a summer working the line at a chicken processing plant in her hometown in southwest Washington.
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Jim Kopriva thought his job in Tacoma would be different. Exciting opportunities evolved into non-stop workdays, though, and Jim eventually found himself dancing to a new tune in a sweaty tent at Sasquatch.
After our main-stage storytellers at “Take This Job And Shove It”, five audience members took the stage with their own five-minute tales of crappy work.
The winner, Dave Rodgers, took the “crappy” theme literally. In an interesting twist, the next slam storyteller, Cindy Teixeira, revealed that she shared a similar experience in the bowels of the city’s plumbing.
All of the story slam participants were brave to step in front of roomful of strangers and share their lives, right off the top of their heads. We thank them for joining the fun.
One more day until Drunken Telegraph brings you True Tales of crappy jobs. Six storytellers will take you to: A chicken processing plant A cervical cancer screening clinic in Zambia The electronica tent at Sasquatch A hot car in Jamaica The eye of a hurricane and An undercover sex crime sting All you have to do is grab a tasty beverage and…
Just because a job sounds fun, don’t assume it is.
Hear the rest of Megan Sukys’ story about her first job in radio – and five more tales of crappy work – on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:30 at Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Studio III. Get your ticket now! Just $8!!
The thing about lousy jobs is that they can change your life.
Hear the rest of Dr. David Schumer’s story about volunteering near Victoria Falls, Zambia – and five more tales of crappy work – on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:30 at Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Studio III. Get your ticket now! Just $8!!