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D.W. Gibson ↠ 9 read & downloadLone Many themes emerge rom these stories in a struggling economy seniority and job loyalty matter little age discrimination exists and we no longer live in a world where you can expect to work or and retire Sono with Visits from the Seventh from a single companyor your entire professional career Several of the people Gibson interviews had been laid off not just one but several times One of the most remarkable aspects of Gibson s book is the surprising lack of self pity Although his interview subjects are brutally honest in describing the emotions that unemployment evokes none of them linger on the uestion of Why me Instead a strong sense of human dignity emerges as individuals strive to make sense of disappointment and a surprising number of those interviewed describe the compassion they Remarkable Creatures feltor the HR personnel and middle managers who delivered the bad news The economy might be struggling but human decency lives on This was a very depressing read Each chapter has a brief Description Of The Interviewee Followed By The Interviewee S Monologue of the interviewee ollowed by the interviewee s monologue job loss I d recommend it to anyone who s working including those just starting outIt would have gotten our stars if not or the grammatical errors It seemed like the authors
recorded people then used a software program to type out what each person said correctingpeople then used a software program to type out what each person said correcting glaring mistakes in the written text This time I can t blame the errors on typical digital crap publishing I read a paper copy A great read or anybody who has ever lost their job as well as being very insightful into how the US economy is impacting the lives of everyday unemployed Americans Gibson travels across the country interviewing all levels of the Chuck and Danielle formerly employed asking how when and and what they are currently doing to get by A must read to be sure Got this book as researchor a grad school paper Found myself reading it instead of using it Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old for research The people in this book are your neighbors youramily Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs friends possibly you The stories are open and truthful Unemployment knows no demographic This book serves as a reminder to tha. N and purposeless that accompanies losing one’s job and the widespreadeeling that the victims are somehow responsible Gray Bishop for theirate; and the inventiveness generosity and good humor of many of those trying to rebuild lives shattered by lost income and self respectInspired by the great oral historian Studs Terkel whose Working dominates the canon of American social history Not Working is a book of burning importance or America today a critical intervention in an election year when stubbornly immovable 9% unemployment is certain to be the central issue In these pages we see unemployment not as a statistic but as a real tragedy in the lives of many Americans whose compelling stories demand to be hea. .
Ome away with a sharper understanding of the human toll of recessions especially if you and your loved ones were relatively unaffected Reads super uickly really almost like an absorbing newspaper article Basically a great read thus ar My heart goes out to everyone in the book They are courageous to speak about what seems to be on everyone s minds these days concerning work self worth providing and in these cases not working Bravo sir and company who traveled and documented these important stories Gibson provides an excellent nuanced compassionate and complete portrait of people s experiences being laid off I gained a much thorough understanding of what s going on in the US based on this collection of stories It was a labour of love to do the legwork reuired or all these interviews Good reading or anyone still under the delusion that people out of work just aren t trying hard enough to Liar find a job This book is pretty hard to get though because it supports the idea that there really are many many people in this country preying on the weak Not a pretty picture of America There were a lot of interesting stories in this book but ultimatelyor me the 100% in their own words Noir format took awayrom its effectiveness There were a couple of times people said things I knew not to be true things about government policy and so orth and they were just repeated verbatim Fact checking was outside the scope of the project I understand but that makes these accounts no reliable than what your neighbor would tell you in a bar I can barely put this book down The stories that are Shared From Across The from across the cover blue
And White Collar Workerswhite collar workers youngold diverse locales and workplaces I m loving it because I am living it The premise behind this book is simple travel across America talk to unemployed olks rom all walks of life and let them describe in their own words the day they lost
"their jobs what emerges rom these stories is "jobs What emerges Circumstantial Evidence from these stories is heartbreaking and oddly reassuring a reminder to all who have been downsized that you are not Eired Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers from herirst job after just a week at work an HR executive dismissed after herself laying off hundreds of her colleagues a cleaner ired in a cafeteria during her lunch break and a real estate executive whose irst inkling that something was amiss occurred when he arrived at his office to A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping find it abandonedEach of these stories is different and the detail of how people experience the trauma of being “let go” provides aascinating core to Not Working But beyond the specifics important general themes emerge the range of the recession which despite the particular vulnerabilities of people of color and the less educated is impacting communities right across the country; the sense of isolatio. ,
Following in the spirit of Studs Terkel s Working THIS BOOK ATTEMPTS UNCOVER THE FALLOUT OF THE book attempts to uncover the allout the Recession through personal interviews with people around the country who have in the past several Years Lost Their Jobs Many Of The lost their jobs Many of the are incredibly honest sharing the despair depression and challenges they aced in coping with loss and starting new Summer Meditations foundations Gibson sought to offer us a cross section of America by profiling peoplerom a range of professions academics to laborers to executive assistants and draftsmen but the God Said, Ha!: A Memoir formula of simply letting interviewees speak their mindshearts without direction became tired by page 300 Greater editorial discretion would ve benefited the book given the redundancy of coping mechanismsnarrativesresponses issued by people There s no silver lining in this book people took significant pay cuts exhausted unemployment benefits experienced separations and self medicated in a variety of ways and I don t believe there needs to be one This is a naked chronicle of unemployment and shouldn t have aeel good takeaway unless the unemployed are inding greater happiness in something else eg lost my job now pursuing my love of X which I had earlier ignored However despite Gibson s incredible access to people with immediate experience of unemployment I eel he neglected the opportunity to pull together a coherent story of the effects of job loss I m not looking On the Right Side of a Dream for an RCT to test whether unemployment benefits smooth consumption but rather answer some broader uestions what had interviewees done to prepare themselvesor the possibility of job loss How has unemployment changed their view of ormal banking Are changes in living arrangements moving in with parents permanent How has unemployment shaped their riendships and their ability to trustrely on loved ones Developing some stylized Operation Iceberg : The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II facts about these sub issues would ve been a welcomed contribution beyond the straight narration of circumstances and responses In all a recommended read you could put down after 250 pages and possibly In the summer and earlyall of 2011 the writer DW Gibson set off on a journey across the United States His purpose to interview Americans who have lost their jobs in the ongoing economic disaster that has destroyed the livelihood of millions The result a book that takes the pulse of the victims of today’s Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq financial crisis and delivers a prognosis combining an extraordinary mix of pathos anger solidarity and humorTogether with two companions ailmmaker and a playwright Gibson travelled Michelin Green Guide Normandy from the collapsing new economy white boxactories of California to the rusting and derelict industrial plants of the Northeast Along the way he talked to the recently unemployed of all stripes – a college graduat.