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Selling Ben Cheever - Back to Square One in a Service Economy

Benjamin Cheever

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Description:

Ben Cheever was a senior editor for Reader’s Digest for 11 years and has published three novels. In 1995, however, his latest book proposal had been rejected, so he went looking for work. This is his wry account of the dozen jobs he held as an entry-level employee in the service sector. As he filled out applications, no one seemed to mind that he was vastly overqualified for the positions. At CompUSA, passing a urine test was more important. The jobs were disorienting. At Nobody Beats the Wiz, despite team building meetings, employees were fiercely competitive for sales. At Cosi Sandwich Bar, other employees called him “Gramps.” He loved selling cars, but working as a Cadillac salesman netted him less than minimum wage. From his position on the other side of the service counter, Ben Cheever gained a new respect for the millions of people who work long hours for low wages. Now that downsizing is a permanent part of the workplace, his observations provide a valuable perspective of how our jobs define who we are.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

28:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:28