Chapter 20. Get a Job—and Keep It

Get a Job—and Keep It

It's the stuff of songs and movies. It's a source of friction between parents and their grown kids and among couples. It makes students want to stay in school forever and rattles the nerves of middle-agers with mortgages and orthodontists' bills. What is it? It's the prospect of getting a job and keeping it.

All but the independently wealthy, or successful entrepreneurs, rely on a job to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. Most people, of course, hope to do more than that. ...

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