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First Jobs: True Tales of Bad Bosses, Quirky Coworkers, Big Breaks, and Small Paychecks

Merritt Watts. Hanya Yanagihara, series editor
Item #: D70047
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 234 / 2015
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250061256
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A future mayor shining shoes; an atheist shilling Bibles; a housewife heading to work during World War II; a now-famous designer getting fired: we all got our start somewhere, notes Merritt Watts. For some, that first job is a welcome to the working world; for others, it's a rude awakening. But the influence of this experience—from the independence it promises to the hard-earned wisdom it provides—should not be underestimated, she argues. A freelance journalist and editor who herself began as a telemarketer, Watts presents real-world stories of early forays into the workforce that are both entertaining and instructive.

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