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One Hundred Jobs : A Panorama of Work in the American City - Ron Howell

One Hundred Jobs

A Panorama of Work in the American City

By: Ron Howell, Ozier Muhammad (Photographer)

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Published: 1st March 2000
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Using New York City as a microcosm of the American economy, One Hundred Jobs paints an original and revealing portrait of work in all its differences and extremes. Veteran journalist Ron Howell has interviewed one hundred workers to find out what they do all day, how they do it, how they are compensated, and how they view their working lives. These portraits are accompanied by statistics such as salary, health care benefits, average hours of work per week, and educational background, along with Pulitzer Prize winner Ozier Muhammad’s photographs of each employee at his or her job site.

From locksmith to landlord, dermatologist to magician, hair braider to World Wide Web coordinator, the profiles in One Hundred Jobs demonstrate the remarkable diversity of American workers today, highlighting the differences in expectation and experience across the employment spectrum.


Introductionp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The Self-Employed
Magicianp. 2
Massage Therapistp. 4
Master Shoe Technician (Shoe-Shine Man)p. 6
Dog Walker and Groomerp. 8
Funeral Directorp. 10
Embalmerp. 12
Flower Shop Ownerp. 14
Day-Care Providerp. 16
Karaoke Hostp. 18
Costume Makerp. 20
Ice Cream Manp. 22
Owner of TV Repair Businessp. 24
Christian Supply Store Ownerp. 26
Hair Braiderp. 28
Shop Owner Teaching Youth to Repair Computersp. 30
Martial Arts Instructorp. 32
Landlordp. 34
The Civil Servants
Traffic Enforcement Officerp. 38
Librarianp. 40
Sanitation Workerp. 42
Postal Workerp. 44
Data Entry Clerkp. 46
Air Traffic Controllerp. 48
Firefighterp. 50
Undercover Narcotics Copp. 52
Corrections Officerp. 54
U.S. Navy Recruiterp. 56
Zookeeperp. 58
Lifeguardp. 60
The Money and Power Professionals
Market Traderp. 64
Securities and Organized Crime Lawyerp. 66
Appellate Judge, State of New Yorkp. 68
Politically Connected Lawyerp. 70
Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of a Bankp. 72
The New-Media Workers
World Wide Web Coordinatorp. 76
Associate Editor with an Internet Magazinep. 78
The Skilled Laborers
Locksmithp. 82
Garment Workerp. 84
Ironworkerp. 86
Woodworkerp. 88
Mechanicp. 90
Chief Stagehandp. 92
Broadcast Engineerp. 94
Grave Diggerp. 96
Steamfitter/Instructorp. 98
Rodman on Surveying Teamp. 100
The Service Providers
Exterminatorp. 104
Bartenderp. 106
Newsstand Clerkp. 108
Barberp. 110
Bookstore Managerp. 112
Circus Workerp. 114
Telephone Company Employeep. 116
Security Guardp. 118
Doormanp. 120
Gas Station Attendantp. 122
Insurance Saleswomanp. 124
Associate Attorney at a Law Firmp. 126
Dermatologistp. 128
The Food Handlers
Clam and Oyster Shuckerp. 132
Bakerp. 134
Fruit Sellerp. 136
Head Chef at Health Food Restaurantp. 138
Headwaiterp. 140
Rabbi, Supervising Worldwide Inspections of Kosher Foodsp. 142
Dishwasherp. 144
Dim Sum Workerp. 146
The Transporters
Horse-Drawn Carriage Driverp. 150
Bike Messengerp. 152
"Spotter" Who Tows Cars with Outstanding Ticketsp. 154
Circle Line Tour Guidep. 156
Illegal Passenger Van Driverp. 158
City Bus Driverp. 160
Classic Car Salesmanp. 162
Harbor Pilotp. 164
Limousine Chauffeurp. 166
Ferry Boat Deckhandp. 168
The Artists
Piano Manp. 172
Street Photographerp. 174
Tattoo Artistp. 176
Visual Artistp. 178
The Fringe-Dwellers
Squeegee Manp. 182
Homeless Bottle Collectorp. 184
Welfare-to-Work Workerp. 186
Street Cleanerp. 188
Car Washerp. 190
Former Prostitutep. 192
Former Drug Dealerp. 194
The Educators
"Special Ed" Teacherp. 198
Adjunct Professorp. 200
Upper School Directorp. 202
The Caregivers
Director of Battered Women's Programp. 206
Episcopal Priestp. 208
Home Care Attendantp. 210
Caseworkerp. 212
Santerap. 214
HIV Clinic Directorp. 216
Emergency Room Nursep. 218
Acupuncturistp. 220
Emergency Medical Technician Traineep. 222
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ISBN: 9781565844308
ISBN-10: 1565844300
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: New Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1