Bait and Switch : The Futile Pursuit of the Corporate Dream, Hardback

Bait and Switch : The Futile Pursuit of the Corporate Dream Hardback



Intrigued by reports of increasing poverty and despair within America's white-collar corporate workforce, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to infiltrate their world as an undercover reporter and learn about the problems facing middle-class executives at first hand.

Thinking she had set herself a pretty easy challenge, the author was quite unprepared for what happened next.

Ehrenreich found herself entering a shadowy world of Internet job searches, lonely networking events and costly career-coaching sessions, a world in which 'professional' mentors and trainers offer pop-psychology and self-help mantras to desperate would-be employees.

Her story is an important one - poignant and blackly funny - that delivers a stark warning about the future that faces corporate employees everywhere and calls for collective action to guard against it.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books
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  • Category: Social classes
  • ISBN: 9781862078970



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