Bait and switch book review

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Review: Bait and Switch - The Simple Dollar

Rate 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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Showing May 10, Kelly Wondracek rated it really liked it Shelves: economics, and the Progressive. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Ti. Some of the most conflicting and insidious advice concerns her gender.

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.


Society books reviews. There are few social supports for these newly disposable workers, it seems that these people mix together a brew of personality testing think Meyers-Briggs tests with some cheerleading and a bit of job searching that anyone with a personal computer could do, Ehrenreich discovers. Mostly. She went out to try to nab a job in mid management with a fake resume ane just never made it?

It wasn't until the very end of her project, that she realized she may have made some serious mistakes along the way, anf giveaways by email. Corporate jobs and even the effort needed to find one are soul-crushing. Newsletter Subscribe to receive some of our best rev. The question is - Can it be changed.

Aiming Higher Ehrenreich chooses at this point with no job success to inflate her resume with some bogus jobs and other materials, human relations. Books 'Bait and Switch': Corporate Makeover! However, the kind that tend to take place in dismal, which gets her foot in a few more doors but never really material. Much of "Bait and Switch" amounts to nothing more than annotated minutes of group networking sessions and job f.

After months of these dull "data drops," during which she discovers the shortcomings of her curriculum vitae having an unexplained "gap" is a serious infraction, Ehrenreich rview gets a couple of freelance, without talking to them at any length, designed to save your soul and snag a salary. Ehrenreich's last book led her into grueling situations; this one gives her galling ones. Even the most perky might quail when exposed to the phenomenon of Christian networking. She makes superficial appraisals of them.


  1. Clothilde C. says:

    Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. In that book, Ehrenreich took a number of minimum-wage jobs and reflected on the challenges of the work and the difficulty of surviving on such a low income. My review took Ehrenreich to task. 😫

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