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Catching Out: A Day Labor Life

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Author : Dick J. Reavis

Pages : pages

Publisher : Simon &Schuster

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ISBN-10 : 1439154805

ISBN-13 : 9781439154809

Book Synopsis Seasoned journalist and professor Dick Reavis reported to a labor hall each morning, hoping to "catch out," or get job assignments. To supplement his retirement savings, the sixty-two-year-old North Carolinian joined people dispatched by an agency to manual jobs for which they were paid at the end of each day. Written with the flair of a gifted portraitist and storyteller, Catching Out describes Reavis's jobs at a factory; as a construction and demolition worker, landscaper, road crew flagman, auto-auction driver and warehouseman; and several days spent sorting artifacts in a dead packrat's apartment. On one pick-and-shovel job, he finds that his partner is too blind to see the hole they're digging. In each setting, he describes the personalities and problems of his desperate peers, the attitudes of their bosses, and the straits of immigrant coworkers, so many of whom make up the three-million-strong day-laborer poor. This is a gritty, hard-times evocation of the often colorful men

Catching Out: A Day Labor Life by Dick J. Reavis PDF eBook #kindle  

Catching Out: A Day Labor Life

Catching Out: A Day Labor Life by Dick J. Reavis PDF eBook #kindle  

Catching Out: A Day Labor Life

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