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Adventures from the
American Workplace
2004-2007CE

Welcome to JOBS! JOBS EVERYWHERE!--one aging American lady's account of life in Working America. You've had Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed of course, and we all hear daily of the horrors dealt to poor Americans by greedy corporate villains.

But for sheer entertainment, the tales herein probably beat the lot.

This isn't a sales site. (If you're looking for job scams or e-books to buy, better move on quickly. There are SO many to choose from!) This is a free e-booklet comprised of vignettes from the American workplace. In fact, you'll learn a lot here, so it might not be a bad prelude to job-hunting. But the site's purpose is to enlighten and entertain. The author decided, after burning out on self-employment and venturing out into the workforce, that by Job #12, she'd better start talking. No, she wasn't fired (okay ... ONCE, maybe.) She was just incredulous.

Rules Before Reading:

1. Enjoy these stories. And feel free to copy excerpts from them for personal use, but do remember: The written material is copyrighted. If you wish to use it for commercial purposes, you will need to get our permission first or we'll have to visit you in court. Courts are very, very boring.
 
2. Bookmark this web page, so that you can come back to it easily for the next installment. We don't send out e-mail notices. The poor servers are already overwhelmed protecting us from junk.
 
3. The tales about to be related are as honestly rendered as their author is capable. To protect the persons portrayed herein, all names have been dramatically altered; but in the event that anyone reading here should find reason for offense, remember that the tales are intended as commentary on a culture, not on
 individuals. To be human is to be flawed, miraculous, and changeable as the river.
On that note, let us turn the page and hold on to our hats!