I Used to do That for a Living; Landing and Leaving 108 Jobs Introduction, Chapter 1, Chapter 2 - Page 13

M ine is not an American success story. And this is not a guide to achieving wealth and fulfillment in the workplace. Memory is selective and innately untrustworthy. My recollection of more than a hundred jobs is as true as it can be. If I add some detail here, and omit another there, it is in the interest of explaining something of how the jobs were done, how I got them and why I lost them. The people I worked with. The bosses I worked for. I have nothing to offer by way of advice, of which I have always said, “The wise don’t need it, and a fool won’t heed it,” which is especially true when the topic turns to work, and the speaker (or writer) is me. I do not intend this as an example, positive or negative, for anybody to follow. 5