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Andrew Emery

Firefighter/Paramedic, City of Bangor in Hampden, Maine

A Day in the Life of a Firefighter

PRESENTED ON FEB 21, 2014
IN BANGOR, ME @ VOL 11

Andrew Emery, a Bangor firefighter and paramedic for the past 13 years, has been in the fire service for a long time. Andy currently drives Ladder 1 on A-Crew and takes us on a walk through the job he has committed countless hours to in the name of saving lives.

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Top 10 Life Lessons

BY GUSTAVO GARCIA
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 29, 2012

Entrepreneur and graphic designer Gustavo Garcia spends time teaching us 10 important life lessons, regarding work, jobs, life, career, etc. (in Portuguese)

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Sweet, Fragrant Life

BY DEIDRE ATER
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 19, 2016

Diedre Ater, former firefighter and veteran learns to love herself after the truth about her mood swings are revealed. On a journey of empowerment, exploration and bravery, she is creating her own trail.

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What I Learned at the Office That I Should Have Learned in Kindergarten

BY BECKY SISCO
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 26, 2016

Throughout her life, Becky Sisco has had many jobs. In this talk, she describes what it's like to be a jack-of-all-trades!

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Waitering Vs. Everybody

BY CHRIS ASPER
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 26, 2017

Using his wit and humor, Chris Asper will attempt to share the similarities and differences between working as a waiter in a restaurant versus the various corporate jobs he held for 11 years.  

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Stories every day tells you

BY TYTTI ISOKANGAS
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 17, 2017

Tytti Isokangas: "läikähdys sydämessä=inspiraatio"

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Sustainable Jobs

BY JARRET ALAN SCHLAFF
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

Jarret Alan Schlaff is explaining how he uplifts Detroit by empowering veterans to create sustainable goods.

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Play-worker, a Day in the Life

BY PETER OLSON
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

According to Fred Rogers, "play is really the work of childhood." For many of us, play is for children and work is for grown-ups, but what happens when you grow up and find yourself working at play for a living? As a 15-year industry veteran, Peter Olson will share an insider’s perspective on a day in the life of a Play Worker.

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Day jobs, Doodles, + Dreams (without deadlines)

BY KRISTY OVERMAN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

"Krusty" Overman shares her experience as a seasonal worker in Alaska and how that has helped to shape her life as an artist, snowboarder and all around enthusiast of everything awesome.

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On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

BY KAILA COLBIN
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 01, 2018

Kaila Colbin spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand and Australia Summits, introducing more than 2,500 people to exponential technologies and their impact on humanity.

Kaila is also a co-founder and Chair of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome, the starting point for early-stage entrepreneurs in Christchurch; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Chair of the New York-based culinary school Natural Gourmet Institute; Deputy Chair of CORE Education; and a Director of ChristchurchNZ. Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.

Bullshit jobs are not the same as shit jobs Kaila Colbin tells us.  She breaks down the concepts of work and a job and encourages the listener to think about the future without jobs but not work and what that means for us.