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A day in the life of a chocolate taster

Do you like chocolate? Yes? So does ChloĆ© Doutre-Roussel. Ms. Doutre-Roussel is a professional chocolate taster. Marketplace’s “Working” series did a surprisingly touching segment on her unique profession. Links MP3 Direct Link Segment Page Advertisements

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Going with the flow

I drove 33 hours during the past 3 days. During my shifts: I began to truly enjoy my graveyard (12am – 11am) shift. I whined at first because I didn’t retain a normal sleep schedule. Now I’m starting to realize … Continue reading

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Driving cab on Christmas day

After a disappointing shift on Monday (Christmas Eve Eve?) from midnight ’till 11, I figured Christmas Day from midnight ’till 11 would be even worse. It turns out the Christmas Eve revelers were out in full swing. Summary after the … Continue reading

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You exchanged presents and illuminated an evergreen to celebrate the Lord’s birth. I drove a cab.

I work Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. There is no such thing as paid holidays when you’re an independent contractor driving a cab. In fact, it’s more difficult to get time off during the holidays since nobody else wants to take … Continue reading

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