Help Wanted: Tales from the First Job Front
Sydney LewisISBN: 156584369X;
Young people across the nation talk candidly about their first forays into the real world of work. Among many milestones in a young person's life, one of the most important is starting one's first job. In Help Wanted , Sydney Lewis, called by the Chicago Tribune the "legitimate heir to Studs Terkel," interviews young people from all over the country, and from all walks of life, about their first jobs, from the cubicle and the copy room to the stage and the campaign trail. She presents their real-life work experiences, sharing stories that are funny, shocking, traumatic, and wise. From the stories of the data entry technician/musician to the paralegal fired from her first job, Help Wanted makes for thoroughly entertaining reading. These honest first-person accounts also provide an important service, offering tips about surviving the first months on the job and other advice not found in typical career guides. Young people describe how they learned the hard way the...
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