On the Clock



On the Clock The Bitingly Funny, Eye Opening Story Of A College Educated Young Professional Who Finds Work In The Automated And Time Starved World Of Hourly LaborAfter The Local Newspaper Where She Worked As A Reporter Closed, Emily Guendelsberger Took A Pre Christmas Job At An Fulfillment Center Outside Louisville, Kentucky There, The Vending Machines Were Stocked With Painkillers, And The Staff Turnover Was Dizzying In The New Year, She Travelled To North Carolina To Work At A Call Center, A Place Where Even Bathroom Breaks Were Timed To The Second And Finally, Guendelsberger Was Hired At A San Francisco McDonald S, Narrowly Escaping Revenge Seeking Customers Who Pelted Her With CondimentsAcross Three Jobs, And In Three Different Parts Of The Country, Guendelsberger Directly Took Part In The Revolution Changing The US Workplace ON THE CLOCK Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of The Fastest Growing Segment Of The American Workforce To Understand The Future Of Work In America And Its Present Until Robots Pack Boxes, Resolve Billing Issues, And Make Fast Food, Human Beings Supervised By AI Will Continue To Get The Job Done Guendelsberger Shows Us How Workers Went From Being The Most Expensive Element Of Production To The Cheapest And How Low Wage Jobs Have Been Remade To Serve The Ideals Of Efficiency, At The Cost Of HumanityON THE CLOCK Explores The Lengths That Half Of Americans Will Go To In Order To Make A Living, Offering Not Only A Better Understanding Of The Modern Workplace, But Also Surprising Solutions To Make Work Humane For Millions Of Americans

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • On the Clock
  • Emily Guendelsberger
  • 04 September 2017
  • 9780316509008

10 thoughts on “On the Clock

  1. Donna Hines says:

    As a former factory worker salaried 7.25 min wage 10 cent raises as top producer in two departments as a merchandise processor with a 25 one time bonus for associate of the month I know all too well about the American Dream falling to the waste side.For many years I ve been told work harder, success comes to those who work for it, nothing is handed to you.That ideal is what propelled me to keep working hard even after getting hit on the head with a 50lb metal trolley from two floor above and not being worth enough to the company to even call an ambulance.The companies today want the young, the inexperienced, the college educated who will work for peanuts and work like dogs not caring about benefits or other accolades.When I worked I produced the highest amount of merchandise per hour which was not an easy task We worked in deplorable conditions without fresh air or hell air conditioning We had to breath in the truck s diesel as they pulled up to load and unload at our distribution center The land was acquired through a tax break and written off The company eventually let all but 25 workers off and then when I made a fuss about it with th...

  2. Kate ☀️ Olson says:

    free review copy You ll want to sit down for this No really Go get a cup of coffee and settle in, because I have a LOT of thoughts To start with, here s my rating math for this one Subject matter 5My actual fondness for the writer 2Ability to hold my interest 5Academic content to back up assertions 4Word choice 1Math says my overall rating is 3.4 and I DO recommend this book.Subject matter Since I first read Nickel and Dimed WAY back when it first came out, and then later in a grad program, I have listed it as one of my favorite books I haven t read it since 2004, though, so I can t give actual evidence for why I respect Ehrenreich so much than Guendelsberger, but I suspect it has to do with the professionalism with which ND is written Back on topic, though, the topic of low wage work and how workers are treated is a topic of fascination for me, because I have done low wage work I worked retail, factory and janitorial jobs, albeit back before they were changed by technology to become so ruthlessly monitored and understaffed I am currently a public school teacher, which isn t technica...

  3. Suzanne says:

    This is a very good book Look at me being a professional reviewer, lol My actual review goes up on Shelf Awareness right around pub date, but here are my informal thoughts On the Clock both infuriated and entertained me Guendelsberger is a journalist, which means she cites lots of sources and provides a long list of supplemental reading should you wish to do a deep dive BUT she s also funny as hell, having written for places like The Onion The resulting book is that rare non ficti0n tome that kept me up reading until I should have been in my second REM cycle.She worked three jobs for this book in an warehouse, a Convergys call center, and a McDonald s Each is repetitive hell in its own way, with stress both physical and mental All of them strain the boundaries of human tolerance, and it makes sense because service jobs are meant to maximize productivity for the benefit of the company And sometimes for the customer, but let s be honest make the customer happy and the company makes money Guendelsberger goes into the history of timed tasks, assembly lines, and now thanks to technology the ability to track and monitor everything Yes, you might be followed into the bathroom to pr...

  4. Samantha Melamed says:

    An essential update to Nickel and Dimed, On The Clock turns the drudgery of work in 21st century America into a compelling and elucidating narrative that should be required reading for policy makers, business leaders and anyone else who hasn t held a low wage job in the past decade This book documents the daily realities of those jobs, examines the economic climate that fosters them, chronicles the creepy history of workplace productivity schemes and delves into the science of what these jobs do to bodies and minds Yet, it is also occasion...

  5. Molly Seavy-Nesper says:

    I devoured this book Guendelsberger takes you inside an warehouse, a call center, and a San Fransisco McDonald s and exposes the ways in which technology is making workers lives miserable The book is funny, heartbreaking and enlightening You ll think twice about...

  6. Rajiv says:

    On the Clock is must read, this book is equal parts funny and heartbreaking with an eye opening look at how efficiency in business impacts the mental health of regular people and the psychological and evolutionary perspective of what that means who are happy to just have their jobs.If you don t work in the service industry like McDonald s, a call center or an warehouse like Guendelsberger did you know that their jobs are tough, but I didn t have a real appreciation for what it s like a mile in their shoes and all that I ve worked difficult jobs, but it didn t follow me through the day and at home and cast a pall over my entire life Guendelsberger s excellent writing and wry first person style makes you feel the nervous dread or anger that the everyday workers have and then explains why this is and what it does to your mind and body I didn t know how chronic stress affects your decision making , with enough lighthearted anecdotes from her ...

  7. Cheryl says:

    A sobering look at three industries that use low skill workers warehouses, McDonalds, and a call center for several national accounts All of these companies use contractors so that they don t have to provide any benefits All used sophisticated software models to control every minute that employees were in the building Being one minute late, or taking an extra minute in the bathroom, or talking to other employees was stealing from the business Turnover was extremely high but there always seemed to be plenty of new hires Managing child care or illnesses was impossible for everyone Many employees had children as teenagers and are trapped in this system The author thinks that the despair of these workers wa...

  8. Pamela says:

    Look, I haven t held down a job like the ones Emily describes in On The Clock Sure, I ve dealt with low wages, but not with near impossible productivity standards and automated schedules The working conditions that Emily describes unfold like a horror movie And at the end, when she urges us not just low wage workers, but all of us to believe that we deserve better from our workplace, I was moved to tears As upsetting as this book can be, it s also a richly rewarding and encouraging wake...

  9. Michelle says:

    On the Clock is a compelling, eye opening, and necessary read for all Americans Emily Guendelsberger gives us an up close look at what it means to work the daily grind of low wage work Businesses boast that productivity is at an all time high, but at what cost Apparently, the heart and soul of the country.Guendelsberger does such a great job taking us through the three jobs that she took as a journalist undercover , each for about a month or two an warehouse, a customer call center, and McDonald s At each job, she was micromanaged to the second, with each job warning her about time theft which is when workers might gasp take a few seconds to catch their breath The jobs were all high paced and stress inducing on purpose to make sure that the workers didn t have time to think, talk, or otherwise act like humans After all, if robots are so efficient, it pays for workers to try to emulate them, right This is the new work in America, where everything is timed and where managers assume the worst of their workers I couldn t put the book down it was so fascinating and horrifying. I could practically feel the exhaustion at the warehouse and the stress of the call center right along with Emily That would have been enough, but she also intersperses her personal narrative with lots of evolutionary biology and history to ...

  10. Joanne says:

    Wow The author does a fabulous job telling you what it s really like working minimum wage jobs when you ve got no other options She did her research and knows how to present it in a fascinating way Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

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