Working a Dead-End Job and Taking Care of Yourself



Anyone knows that working a dead-end job is physically and emotionally taxing. I know because I’ve been doing it for many years now. Since I have to do such a job, I had to learn to start taking care of myself more.

Recently, a doctor told me that the disks in my neck and back are degenerating, which is a pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve.

In the video above, I advise felons to be sure to take care of themselves. It’s very likely we will be working job that will cause these types of problems. It’s also unlike we will have a job that is worth how time and talents. We might have to work several of these jobs just to put food on the table.


  • Baths. I suggest that we take baths to soak sore muscles and joints. Use Epson salt if necessary.
  • Heating. I use heating back after working a long shift or sitting down for too long. I usually put it on for twenty minutes at a time. If I don’t have a heating pad, I’ll take a warm, damp towel and put it in the microwave for about one minute.
  • Anti-inflammatory. Take any anti-inflammatory medicine during and after work. I suggest the Vitamin Shoppe Ginger Root 550 MG Capsules. I take a pill during my┬ájob and in the car when I’m finished with a job. But any over the counter or herb remedy will work.
  • Take a day off. I’ve learned that resting is the best medicine sometimes. Even though I took ginger root and iced my back, I still needed several days rest because I worked several days straight.

Please remember that when people work at a low waged, dead-end job, the bosses are not thinking about the workers’ future or wellness. I often felt they were trying to run their employees to the ground because they were expendable and plentiful. It made me realize that the only person who was going to take care of me was me.