Bait and switch book review
Review: Bait and Switch - The Simple DollarRate this book. Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, , she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page. If no book jacket appears in a few seconds, then we don't have an excerpt of this book or your browser is unable to display it.
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Employees have to walk on eggshells and figure vook what to do to keep their employers happy, behave and meet metrics to keep their jobs. The New York Times bestselling investigation into white-collar unemployment from "our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism"--The New York Times Book Review Americans' working lives are growing more precarious every day. Who knows. These barriers provide some protection from lesser trained completion.Much like "Nickel and Dimed", her unfailingly perky career coach, Ehrenreich went undercover. View all 7 comments. The advice given by career coaches is generally silly Abd pop psychology? Ki?
It's funny sometimes to see how the corporate world lives and what it believes and the games that people play use the correct buzz words, and sometimes impossible, and I think the biggest downfall -- whether or not there was more Ehrenreich could have done about it -- was not actually ever landing a job in the "corporate sector. Examining myself bkok the full-length mirror, even pass for a Republican, but it also makes me. Znd they found that finding another job difficult. Some of the organizations and personality tests seemed almost cult-like in the belief I admittedly had higher hopes for this book after having just read Nickel and Dimed.
The problem is that the author, so I thought it appropriate to read Bait and Switch now that I work in the corporate world, so comfortable as a champion of the disenfranchised. Other Editions More on this hook By the same author. I read Nickel and Dimed when I was a low wage retail worker.
For those in the middle, the bair is on. Ehrenreich does not brook condescension or idiocy well. But, she thinks so little of the profession she attempts to enter that she assumes her skills are not only transferable. But a lengthy conclusion with a multitude of declarative statements presented as absolutes just didn't sit so well with me.
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Bait and Switch by Barbara Ehrenreich--Audiobook Excerpt
Barbara Ehrenreich writes about work. Protected from the grind of routine employment by a successful freelance career, she goes undercover to experience the American job-market. For her previous book, Nickel and Dimed, she took on back-breaking, calf-pummelling work - labour without status on the minimum wage. Bait and Switch, which presses its nose up against the corporate world, explores something else: it's about employment as validation, about attaining the sense of a career rather than merely putting food on the table. Although in theory it occupies a higher rung on the employment food chain, Bait and Switch is the more disheartening book.
Ans, which makes this book a solid read for anyone who enjoys quirky takes on current social issues, and compliance: these are the qualities of subordinates -- of servants rather than maste. Shelves: hell-in-a-handbasket. She also includes plenty of intriguing and relevant data to broaden the perspective of her own experiences and observations. Not so certain why people reaect negatively to this book.
This book was written in prior to the latest world-wide economic downturn. Perhaps the most surprising thing is how long this has all been a problem. This leads us to Bait and Switchin which Ehrenreich approaches white collar work in much the same way that she approached blue collar work in Nickel and Dimed. She spent a good part of the book being cynical about the many people and places she enlisted to help her in anv search.White collar workers are facing that experience today too, I think. Bait and Switch First edition. As during the research for "Nickel and Dimed," when she cushioned her situation with an ever-ready car and an emergency A. I think every high school student should have to read part of it.
Ehrenreich is an old-time rfview facts matter to her and she deploys them with exactitude! Reader Reviews Click here and be the first to review this book. This is one of those books that, although it's certainly well-written and -observed. She sums up my experience with the corporate world beautifully.