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Survival Jobs di [Jacobson, Deborah]
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In the first-ever guide to finding a satisfying job that will keep food on the table while you focus on your perhaps less lucrative dreams, Deborah Jacobson presents a detailed survey of employment possibilities that keep stressful money worries away and allow plenty of time for pursuing one's true calling in life.

Survival Jobs proves that you don't have to wait tables while looking for your big break. With frank and funny advice from an author who has traveled the survival-job road, Jacobson introduces opportunities both on and off the beaten track that suit a wide variety of schedules, skills, and personalities. Survival Jobs includes:

"Jobs for the CEO in You" (apartment manager, massage therapist, and other "be-your-own-boss" suggestions)"That's Entertainment" (from working as a personal assistant to performing at theme parks)"Nine to Five...Not" (clock in at the crack of dawn or the midnight hour as a limousine driver, a video-store clerk, or an airport employee)"You Gotta Have Heart" (jobs that satisfy the spirit and pay the bills: pet care, social work, children's entertainment)

For each job, she describes:

Duties and responsibilities, the pros and consLikely salary, necessary skills, and educational backgroundIdeas for getting startedSources for contacts, including names and phone numbers in major cities

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 442 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 258
  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 0767901509
  • Editore: Crown Business; 1 edizione (11 agosto 2010)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B003EVJK9O
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26 di 27 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
3.0 su 5 stelle Not all the jobs are easy to get 31 agosto 2000
Di Un cliente - Pubblicato su
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I quit reading when I spotted "magazine writer" asone of the jobs. Small town publications pay very little for articles (...) and larger magazines often take 8 to 12 weeks to respond to a query because they are buried in letters from people who are dying for a byline. I'm a former newspaper editor, and being a professional writer is hardly in the same league as various gopher jobs. The author would have done better with fewer, more realistic options.
28 di 33 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
1.0 su 5 stelle Great if you live in Los Angeles, otherwise don't bother! 3 febbraio 2000
Di Carol - Pubblicato su
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I was very disappointed in this book.
If you live in Los Angeles, I would recommend this book, otherwise forget it. Many of the most unusual jobs were related to the movie and television industry and thus only available in LA, or perhaps New York. Others you could probably only find if you lived in a very (and I do mean very) large city. As for the rest of the jobs, the majority of them can be seen in the want ad columns everyday.
Almost all of her source information recommended checking in the yellow pages under the desired field. When there were actual phone numbers again they were usually for Los Angeles or other large cities.
While there were a few ideas I found interesting I think this book would have been better titled: '50 run of the mills jobs that you've already seen in the want ads, 24 interesting ideas, 20 more interesting ideas if you live in a very large city, and 60 really cool ideas if you happen to live in Los Angeles.'
6 di 7 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
1.0 su 5 stelle It's like The Office, only in text form 24 giugno 2008
Di S. Watkins - Pubblicato su
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I began reading this book as an actor hoping to find some alternatives to waiting tables. I didn't make it very far when the book lost most of it's credibility. The title of this thread references "the office" thanks to an episode where Michael, not knowing about pyramid schemes, introduces one to his employees. I was a bit shocked to find that the author of this book actually listed pyramid schemes or as they are called in the book and by the starters of these scams, "Multi-level marketing."
Shortly thereafter she suggest starting a 900 number. Sadly, i'm not kidding. Then, Yardsales? Is this really a suggestion?
Then I came across my current job, waiter. Apparently I will need to talk to my boss tomorrow, as here we are 10 years later and I'm still not making minimum wage plus tips. Try 2.13. Which brings me to my next complaint or point and that is a lack of research as most of the job write ups seem to be based on a lot of hearsay.

Based on experience I can say that several jobs, like that of the "DJ" and "waiter", are suggested and talked about in this book with most of the information being "hearsay" and flat out false. There appears to be very little research in any of the jobs suggested in this book.

I could go on and on about the flaws in this book. I can only venture that the bulk of the good reviews are friends or family of the author. That is the only way to explain it receiving anything that resembles a positive review. I only hope that Mrs Deborah Jacobson is through writing books or giving employment advice at least as this book is the equivalent of a overweight person giving out tips on dieting. Do yourself a favor and pass on this book.
12 di 16 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
1.0 su 5 stelle Down With The Survival Economy 6 aprile 2009
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On a basic level, yes it's useful and necessary to pursue survival jobs. Many students do this while in college and getting started in their careers. People who wish to pursue a career as a photographer or writer will likely need to do survival jobs.

But as we move beyond that basic level - as we begin to talk about white-collar workers and others with careers (ESPECIALLY those beyond 45 years old) - the author's message sounds comparable to a book telling you how to make the best of being in a prisoner of war camp.

Instead of tolerating this "Survival Job" economy which destroys hope and lives, perhaps we should question why things are this way. I heard the author interviewed on NPR and she really had nothing but sympathy to offer to a former corporate career woman whose career dreams are dying day by day as she has had to run a house-cleaning business since 2001 just to survive. That woman was crying as she told the author how she feels condemned to working her very physically demanding cleaning job the rest of her life just to pay her $10,000/year health insurance bill. I won't even get into the extraordinarily naive, glib happy talk from the author regarding how she should put her experience in running a house-cleaning business on her resume.

That woman's body isn't going to hold up forever to the stress of cleaning houses 200+ days a year. Then what kind of survival job should she take, Ms. Jacobson? What kind of survival job should I take if I become too ill to work and lose my job... and therefore my health insurance as well???

To hell with the Survival Economy. Give Americans universal health care so that we are not condemned to poverty for making the foolish decision to become ill. Stop the offshoring of American jobs. Re-regulate Wall Street and the banks who have gutted the economy over the last 30 years and are getting bailed out for their trouble. Where's the bailout for the middle class???

See Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickled and Dimed" for a far more realistic look at our Survival Economy.
3 di 4 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Good info. Very useful 9 gennaio 2008
Di T. Gallion - Pubblicato su
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I've referred back to this book several times during my life when I was between jobs. It's very useful. It has a lot of original ideas that I wouldn't have considered otherwise. Well worth the money.
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