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On the Clock

What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane

by Emily Guendelsberger

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On the Clock by Emily Guendelsberger
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    Jul 2019, 352 pages
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    Jul 14, 2020, 352 pages

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The bleak reality of low-wage jobs is brought to light in this astonishing exposé that combines journalistic reporting with personal insights.

In her excellent debut, On The Clock, journalist Emily Guendelsberger thoughtfully examines the future of low-wage work through the lens of her personal experience. Guendelsberger was a reporter for a local newspaper until the publication suddenly closed in October of 2015. Over the next two years, the dispirited young professional embarked upon an ambitious project of writing about low-wage work in America, and sought employment at an Amazon warehouse in southern Indiana, a Convergys call center in western North Carolina, and a McDonald's in San Francisco. All the while she meticulously recorded her experiences working at the three companies, which eventually formed the basis of this engaging book. Mixing exposé and memoir, she explores what it really means to be a low-wage employee in today's America.

With seemingly endless technological advances in the workplace, some might ...

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