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Work with Marty Nemko, 3/20/16: What's it really like to be a dog catcher?

Are dog catchers really the cold, heartless monsters portrayed in kids' movies? In today’s installment of the occasional feature on Work with Marty Nemko, What’s it really like to be a …. I talk with Mike Holland, who for eight years was a a dog catcher, I should say, Animal Control Officer in the Bay Area.

As usual, in the show's second segment, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday on KALW, 91.7 FM, San Francisco and worldwide on this web page. It is archived for a week on NPR.org and I believe in perpetuity on iTunes and on this page.

Marty Nemko was called "job coach extraordinaire" by U.S. News and "The Bay Area's best career coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has written 20 essays in TIME's Ideas section, and 1240 for PsychologyToday.com. Previously, his career column appeared for six years in the San Francisco Chronicle and then wrote The Big Idea continuing series on WashingtonPost.com and the Working it Out column on TheAtlantic.com. In his 30th year as a career and education advisor, Marty Nemko has served 5,400 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. He is a part-time instructor of medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.