33 episodes

Welcome to Season 5 of "On The Job," a podcast about finding your life's work. A lot can change in a year – especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths – by necessity or by choice. You’ll hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles, and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives.

On The Job Express Employment Professionals

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Welcome to Season 5 of "On The Job," a podcast about finding your life's work. A lot can change in a year – especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths – by necessity or by choice. You’ll hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles, and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives.

    Giving Back To Those Who Served

    Giving Back To Those Who Served

    For the Calabrese family, based in Utica, New York, serving their community is a family tradition. In 2013, John Calabrese Sr. and his wife Lori embarked on a new career by opening up their own Express Employment Professionals franchise. Intrigued by the business, their son, John Jr., joined the cause and began doing the important work of matching candidates with companies and vice versa. Along the way, he noted that a lot of the area's unemployed were also veterans - many of them homeless and struggling. So he and his family launched the Veterans Supply Drive initiative, using two repurposed military vehicles to collect and distribute food and clothing, as well as monetary donations for like-minded charities. Twenty tons of donated food later, John Jr has received awards for his important and proactive work.
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    • 15 min
    When Sales Is a Calling

    When Sales Is a Calling

    How do you tap into your inner salesperson? For Chris Lundy, a late-bloomer and raconteur who takes pleasure in knowing that the medication he sells can change lives, it's all a matter of attitude. And after a stint in the PR department for the Philadelphia Eagles, his segue into pharma sales has provided him with plenty of championship moments.
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    • 17 min
    To Be Good At This Job, You Just Have To Be...Good

    To Be Good At This Job, You Just Have To Be...Good

    For those of us fortunate enough to be able to work from home during the pandemic, our new normal finds us juggling the pressures of work, family and health in ways we hadn't previously experienced. Imagine being responsible for 45 elderly folks spread across three bucolic residential homes during all of this? And not just accounting for them, but catering to their every need, honoring their extremely specific food requests, staging an elaborate Easter party and tending to their life and death medical needs in the face of an especially threatening virus.
    For Josh Winn, it's not just a labor of love, it's a compassionate calling.
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    • 21 min
    Comfort Food With Dignity

    Comfort Food With Dignity

    Catering - and food service in general - is a challenging work in the best of times. And now, with public-facing events still mostly shut down, Heather Bublick and her business partner/chef/husband D'Andre Carter have found new ways to bring their gourmet comfort food to the masses via "Soul & Smoke." They're serving their delicious fare to school kids in need, unemployed hospital workers, nursing homes and "the populations that need us most" in their native Chicago.
     
    You can make donations to them directly through Venmo (@feastandimbibe) or Zelle (team@feastandimbibe.com).
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    • 17 min
    Gimme The Asphalt!

    Gimme The Asphalt!

    Just about 200,000 of the estimated 3.5 million truckers on the road today are women - and that number represents a 65% increase over the last decade. Today we catch up with one of them, Ingrid Brown, a 5'2" 50-something grandma who's been driving a rig for over four decades. Calling from the cab of her truck, Ingrid, whose role has been deemed "essential" throughout the Covid-19 crisis, gives us insight into what keeps her happily rolling across the country as she surpasses the 4 million mile mark, looking forward to spending time with her family while simultaneously dreaming about her next journey.
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    • 17 min
    Answering the Call

    Answering the Call

    For Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), the coronavirus is only the latest chapter in a vocation that requires constant vigilance. Meet Kyle Robillard, an EMT/Fireman/Sports Doctor, who tells us how multi-tasking tends to be a way of life for emergency responders, even as the stakes become more personal.
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Kalyme ,

Inspiring!! Great new season!

If episode 1 for the 2020 season is any indication, we’re up for another series of wonderful storytelling! Looking forward to more of the same kind of uplifting stories - full of hope, humor, and the value of work of all kinds. Thank you!!

MaryBerryMOB ,

Insightful

Great podcast!

four0066 ,

Dropped off

When the podcast first launched a couple years ago, it was very well done. Great stories following great people, very inspiring. The narrator was fantastic. The stories this season aren’t as entertaining and the different narrator just tells a story instead of adding life to it.

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