Chapter 16. Getting a Job

Getting a Job

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Getting a job has never been easy. Apprenticing yourself to a master craftsman, becoming an indentured servant to earn passage to America, knocking on the door of a sweatshop, elbowing your way into a work gang for the railroad, working on the family farm—the old ways of getting a job involved personal contact, directly meeting with the employer, and reaching an understanding together, however brutal the conditions. But now employers can't rely on neighborhood gossip to announce their openings because potential employees—like you—live all over the globe.

 

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