#1 Needing a designated spot to shed your tears.

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#2 Getting some joy out of the little things.

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#3 And some misery too.

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#4 Always being haunted by mistakes.

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#5 Taking a beating when you don’t deserve it.

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#6 Constantly feeling this inner turmoil.

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#7 Celebrating the smallest of wins.

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#8 Throwing together a makeshift bed for an emergency nap.

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#9 Being a true American hero.

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#10 Wishing you had a time machine.

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#11 Never really being off the job.

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#12 Knowing your enemies.

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#13 Playing hot potato with your coworkers.

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#14 Summoning every bit of inner strength during trying times.

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#15 Feeling a strong sense of community with other servers.

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#16 Having no choice but to be blunt sometimes.

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And feeling insurmountable joy when your manager takes your side over the customer’s.

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