Gig

Author: John Bowe
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307565761
Format: PDF, ePub
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“An engaging, humorous, revealing, and refreshingly human look at the bizarre, life-threatening, and delightfully humdrum exploits of everyone from sports heroes to sex workers.” -- Douglas Rushkoff, author of Coercion, Ecstasy Club, and Media Virus This wide-ranging survey of the American economy at the turn of the millennium is stunning, surprising, and always entertaining. It gives us an unflinching view of the fabric of this country from the point of view of the people who keep it all moving. The more than 120 roughly textured monologues that make up Gig beautifully capture the voices of our fast-paced and diverse economy. The selections demonstrate how much our world has changed--and stayed the same--in the three decades prior to the turn of the millennium. If you think things have speeded up, become more complicated and more technological, you're right. But people's attitudes about their jobs, their hopes and goals and disappointments, endure. Gig's soul isn't sociological--it's emotional. The wholehearted diligence that people bring to their work is deeply, inexplicably moving. People speak in these pages of the constant and complex stresses nearly all of them confront on the job, but, nearly universally, they throw themselves without reservation into coping with them. Instead of resisting work, we seem to adapt to it. Some of us love our jobs, some of us don't, but almost all of us are not quite sure what we would do without one. With all the hallmarks of another classic on this subject, Gig is a fabulous read, filled with indelible voices from coast to coast. After hearing them, you'll never again feel quite the same about how we work.

Us

Author: John Bowe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429936026
Format: PDF
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From the wards of New Orleans to the cornfields of Iowa to the slopes of Colorado, from the raves of Los Angeles to the hollows of Appalachia and the canyons of Wall Street, Americans talk about love. Tortured teenagers, free-spirited octogenarians, anxious Navy wives, blue-blooded bohemians, horny-but-chaste pastors, and multiply-partnered cosmopolitans tell extraordinary tales of broken hearts; sexual infidelities; improbable reconciliations; hidden, forbidden, preposterous love; and endurance against all odds. These are America's real love stories—wise and foolish, comic and tragic, full of surprises and straight from the heart.

Dig This Gig Find Your Dream Job or Invent It

Author: Laura Dodd
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806535016
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ready to claim or create your ideal job? Ready to stop dreaming and start digging? When Laura Dodd started talking with her twentysomething peers about working, it didn't take long for her to see that people are passionate about the jobs they do and the jobs they'd like to do. What started as a few questions mushroomed into a viral discussion that is energizing and inspiring young professionals around the globe. Hundreds of interviews later, Dodd transforms the career horizon with Dig This Gig, a modern-day Working for millennials. Meet an array of dynamic young people--from genetics counselors to adventure guides to food bloggers-- and get their firsthand views of entirely new fields taking off because of technological, demographic, and cultural shifts. And meet industry icons as never seen before--from Dan Rather to Christina Norman, CEO of The Oprah Winfrey Network, to Jeffrey Sachs, to congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis--as Dodd uncovers their candid perspectives, regrets and hopes, and indispensible advice.

Nobodies

Author: John Bowe
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812971841
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Offers a look at the working conditions of forced labor that the government and corporations ignore, decry, but ultimately need, analyzing the moral implications of the inexpensive goods to which the American consumer has become accustomed.

Faith Goes to Work

Author: Robert Banks
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1579103294
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A collection of authors from a variety of vocations suggest ways in which the church and its laity can be better equipped for integrating faith in the workplace.

The Social Organization of Work

Author: Randy Hodson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133715230
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, takes an analytical approach to the study of work that not only identifies and discusses substantive issues but also allows students the opportunity to better develop their analysis, reasoning, and argumentative skills. The authors achieve this by combining their key areas of expertise--industrial sociology, occupations, and professions--to present a unified view of the sociology of work. Chapter topics are organized around the framework of five key themes: technology, global perspectives, class relations, gender, and race. The world of work, how it is changing, and the implications of these changes for individuals and families are thoroughly explored in this contemporary and relevant text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Professions of Faith

Author: James Martin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781580511155
Format: PDF, Docs
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This recent addition to Sheed & Ward's popular Come and See Series examines the important connection between Catholic faith and everyday life. Contributors include such luminaries as Ron Hansen (Writer), John A. Eterno (NYC Police Officer), Amelia J. Uelmen (Lawyer), Tom McGrath (Parent), Sidney Callahan (Spouse), Bro. Michael O'Neill McGrath (Artist), Mimi Kennedy (Actor), Paul Mariani (Teacher), David Armitage (Architect), Terry Golway (Journalist), Lucie Fjelstad (Businessperson), Monica Andrews (Social Worker), and David Loxterkamp (Doctor). The editors enhance the offering with a thoughtful introduction and afterword on the importance of everyday spirituality.

The Gig Economy

Author: Diane MULCAHY
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814437346
Format: PDF, Docs
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From Uber to the presidential debates, the gig economy has been dominating the headlines...and for good reason. Today, more than a third of Americans are working in the gig economy—mixing together short-term jobs, contract work, and freelance assignments. For those who’ve figured out the formula, life has never been better! The Gig Economy is your guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Succeeding in it starts with shifting gears to recognize that only you control your future. Next is leveraging your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory—one immune to the whims of an employer. Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategies—ranging from the professional to the personal—to help you: Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success Cultivate connections without networking Create your own security Take more time off Build flexibility into your financial life Face your fears by reducing risk Prepare for the future And much more Layoffs... recessions...Corporate jobs are not only unstable— they’re increasingly scarce. It’s time to take charge of your own career and lead the life you actually want.

Working in the Service Society

Author: Cameron Lynne Macdonald
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566394802
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Essays and case studies on "the problems of organizing and new models of unionism ... in the context of women's work culture, multiracial workplaces, contingent and part-time work, and participatory innovations to improve service and experience of work simultaneously."--Back cover.