A Stiff Upper Lip Doesn’t Make Politics Go Away (BOOK REVIEW)

(Originally published here) Iain Levison’s A Working Stiff Manifesto (2002) reads like a less political and more sardonic version of Barbara Ehrenreich’s tale of the working poor in America, Nickel and Dimed. The subtitle, A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine that Fired me, and Three I Can’t Remember means that Levison gives a…

A Working Stiff’s Manifesto, by Iain Levison: Chapter 1, Becoming an Associate (Part 2/2)

Levison is starting to unload the truck when he figures out that he was most likely hired because he is over six feet all and is able to lift things fairly easily. Or maybe it’s because the company is/was desperate. Or maybe it’s because they needed a more obedient worker. The fact that Levison keeps…