First Jobs

First Jobs

True Tales of Bad Bosses, Quirky Coworkers, Big Breaks, and Small Paychecks

Paperback - 2015
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A future mayor shining shoes, an atheist shilling Bibles, a housewife heading to work during World War II, a now-famous designer getting fired-we all got our start somewhere. A first job may not have the romance of the first kiss or the excitement of a first car, but more than anything else, it offers a taste of true independence and a preview of what the world has in store for us.
In The First Jobs , reporter Merritt Watts collects real stories of these early forays into the workforce from a range of eras and industries, and a diversity of backgrounds. For some, a first job is a warm welcome to the working world. For others, it's a rude awakening, but as these stories show, it's an influential, entertaining experience that should not be underestimated.
This book transforms what we might think of as a single, unassuming line at the bottom of a r#65533;sum#65533; into a collection of absorbing tales and hard-earned wisdom to which we can all, for better or worse, relate.

Published: New York :, Picador,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250061256
1250061253
Branch Call Number: 331.125 FIR
Characteristics: xvii, 234 pages ;,21 cm.

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