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A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember

A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember characters Ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB On a cross country tour of wage labor gofer oil deliveryman mover fish cutter restaurant manager cable thief each job mind numbing than the last A Working Stiff's Manifesto will resonate with anyone who has ever suffered a demeaning job worn a name badge or felt the tyranny of the time clock As someone who just finished doing their taxes and had to explain to an accountant why they worked 5 taxable jobs in one tax year I really enjoyed this book Because of some self employment 1099 form situation I had to create a business on the spot then I had to find an appropriate title to encompass someone who both teaches poetry to the elderly and facilitates large corporate group ticket sales for a local science center This book is certainly an extreme example of someone who works extreme jobs Alaskan fisherman truck driver moving man etc Levison s stories were fascinating moving dark and pretty accurate if you get health insurance on your 100th day you will be fired on your 99th The stories are sprinkled with the tiny human cruelties that make up the American workforce and every once and awhile there was a kindness that really moved meI also now feel incredible informed which is the natural result of working a ton of jobs for short periods of time it was full of helpful hints on which jobs to jockey for should you ever be employed on certain fishing boats in Alaska how to do these jobs when to wear gloves and when not to etc what not to fall for in a classified ad vs what to always look for and other things like thatMy only complaint about this book is the angle that it was Levison s decision to major in English that led him to his unemployability and doomed him to be pricked by fish spines and lift boxes his whole life Half of this is a marketing decision I think but he does have some lines in the book alluding to the fact that his English degree has been a hinderance to finding employment He has said that it has made him a liability at some jobs English majors analyze too much like being an exterminator or fisherman and too impatient with other jobs like being a moving man But what it really boils down to is a conversation he had while working on a fishing boat in Alaska when a young man asks him what he s gonna do with all the money he earns and he says I have no ideaLevison s decision to major in English came from a love of literature and writing but he didn t beyond that have a plan for it As an English major myself and probably hence the immediate defensiveness the reaction I have usually gotten on interviews has been excitement on behalf of the employers but I haven t been looking at Alaskan fishing boats or trucking companies I have been looking at jobs doing write ups for arts and science companies at teaching writing editing and most of Americans can t form or edit sentences or don t feel comfortable doing so Levison says over and over that his dream is to work in a building with a coffee maker that s pretty much your minor if you major in English The only thing Levison didn t have was a plan for what he wanted to do after college and he admits this time and time again whether he wants to or not That can get a little irritating page after pageThe ultimate irony of course is that for all his complaining about being an English major wasting 40000 on a degree he can t use and all of that was that he ended up writing a book And a very interesting one even if not a great piece of literature And now he may not have to work as much of those shitty jobs unless he wants to of course

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A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember characters Ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB E honored American tradition scoring a few dead end jobs until something better comes along The problem is it never does A Working Stiff's Manifesto is a laugh out loud memoir of one man's uest to stay afloat From the North Carolina piedmont to the Alaskan waters Levison's odyssey takes him I will admit that Levison comes across pretty bitter sometimes However as the holder of a useless Master s degree that can t seem to find a job that pays than 13 an hour I kind of get where his bitterness is coming from Have my own decisions led me to this position in life Yes On the other hand there was a time when just having a Master s degree would have opened a world of possibility for me Those days are long gone but I didn t know that until it was too late It s frustratingIn the end I found Levison s book funny and entertaining than I did depressing or infuriating His stories of the Alaska fishing business are both disturbing and hair raising although kind of fun at the same time Most of the time I just kind of felt sorry for him I ve been stuck in some pretty crap jobs but none as crap as hisThis is a super easy read I probably finished it in about a day It s good for some uick semi lighthearted fun

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A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember characters Ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB All Iain Levison really wants is a steady paycheck cable television and the possibility of a date on Saturday night But after blowing 40000 on an English degree he can't find the first can't afford the second and can't even imagine what woman would consent to the third So he embarks on a tim This is about work and literally nothing else He mentions friends he mentions I took a girl on a date so you know there s other stuff happening in his life but it isn t addressed in this book This is all about the jobs At first I was kind of disgusted he whines that he just can t get anywhere and that people who have good high paying jobs are lucky and nothing else He won t take a better paying management job because it involves overtime he steals from the places he works at Come onBut then you keep reading and realize that this guy IS willing to work he takes almost any job available The only thing holding him back his only demand is that he wants around 40 hours a week and a day off now and then Those aren t crazy demands but job after job turns into crazy unreasonable nightmares because these jobs are at the low end of the food chain and nobody cares enough to make them liveable Fire the guy who doesn t want to work 80 hour weeks and bring in someone else there s an endless supply of those willing to take the position No benefits no insurance no problemYou see the rejected interviews the unlucky circumstances in which he goes to work in the morning and is unemployed that nightThe prose isn t mind blowing but it gets the job done and several of the insights are great Definitely unfortunately a snapshot of our times

  • Paperback
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  • A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember
  • Iain Levison
  • English
  • 06 May 2018
  • 9780812967944

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    read A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember Iain Levison Þ 7 read & download (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison It's interesting reading this book now when the job market sucks so hard Published in 2002 A Working Stiff's Manifesto describes a period when jobs were plentiful but generally crappy low wages no health insurance

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    (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison Iain Levison Þ 7 read & download read A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember I laughed until I cried reading this book It is excellent excellent excellentThe author chronicles many of the shit jobs he's had since graduating from college That's right he graduated from college and he's still reduces to workin

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    read A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Iain Levison This is about work and literally nothing else He mentions friends he mentions I took a girl on a date so you know there's other stuff happening in his life but it isn't addressed in this book This is all about the jobs At first I was kind of disgusted he whines that he just can't get anywhere and that people who have good high paying jobs are lucky and nothing else He won't take a better paying management job b

  4. says: (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison Iain Levison Þ 7 read & download

    read A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Iain Levison Iain Levison Þ 7 read & download For anyone who's ever had a shitty job For anyone who's ever had a passion outside of the 9 to 5 For anyone who was ever hassled for the work uniform or called an associate as opposed to employee And for anybody who's ever been slapped silly

  5. says: read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Iain Levison (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison

    (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Iain Levison Iain Levison Þ 7 read & download I will admit that Levison comes across pretty bitter sometimes However as the holder of a useless Master's degree that can't seem to find a job that pays than 13 an hour I kind of get where his bitterness is coming from Have my own decisions led me to this position in life Yes On the other hand there was a time

  6. says: (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Iain Levison Iain Levison Þ 7 read & download

    (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Iain Levison Iain Levison Þ 7 read & download For being unemployed with no apartment no car no job and living with my parents I found this book to be an excellent comfort Not everyone out there in the big wide world of work has it so great A lot of jobs in fact suck This book served as a nice reminder of that fact

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    (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Iain Levison As someone who just finished doing their taxes and had to explain to an accountant why they worked 5 taxable jobs in one tax year I really enjoyed this book Because of some self employment 1099 form situation I ha

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    (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison A co worker of mine once described a movie he had seen as alternately hilarious and horrifying I find that to be an apt description for this book as wellIain Levinson tells a series of mildly disconnected stories about a seuence of dead end jobs he held somewhere during the late 90's or early 00's Levinson had an English degree but found that he could not get a single worthwhile job despite his liberal arts education a fact which

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    read A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison Iain Levison Þ 7 read & download I really enjoyed this book I can see why it might not appeal to everyone but how could I resist a saga about a man with a useless En

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    (A Working Stiff's Manifesto A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I uit Nine That Fired Me and Three I Can't Remember) [PDF NEW] × Iain Levison read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Iain Levison Only 1 review Poor bloke here's my two cents I read this doozy over a year ago but I still remember enjoying it immensely The story twenty something gets a liberal arts uni degree and struggles to find work though from no lack of effort Sound familiar Certainly does to me Levison a Scot living in America does what he can to stay afloat and find something fulfilling and pays well Like I said it's been a year but there wa

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