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Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: New York : Owl Books, [2006] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Owl books editionView all editions and formats
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"Bait and Switch charts the increasingly common fate of people who have done everything right--gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive resumes--yet still fall prey to financial disaster, as today's ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding "surplus" employees. There are few social supports for these newly disposable workers, Ehrenreich finds, and little security even for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN: 0805081240 9780805081244 9780805076066 0805076069
OCLC Number: 961215490
Awards: Short-listed for Quill Awards (Business) 2006
Description: 248 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Finding a coach in the land of Oz --
Stepping out into the world of networking --
Surviving boot camp --
The transformation --
Networking with the Lord --
Aiming higher --
In which I am offered a "job" --
Downward mobility.
Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich.

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The bestselling author of "Nickel and Dimed" goes back undercover to enter the world of the white-collar unemployed. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for these newly disposable  Read more...

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Praise for Nickel and Dimed: "We have Barbara Ehrenreich to thank for bringing us the news of America's working poor so clearly and directly, and conveying with it a deep moral outrage . . . She is Read more...

 
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