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Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich

The New York Times bestselling investigation into white-collar unemployment from our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism--The New York Times Book Review

Americans working lives are growing more precarious every day. Corporations slash employees by the thousands, and the benefits and pensions once guaranteed by middle-class jobs are a thing of the past.

In Bait and Switch, Barbara Ehrenreich goes back undercover to explore another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with the plausible resume of a professional in transition, she attempts to land a middle-class job. She submits to career coaching, personality testing, and EST-like boot camps, and attends job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries. She is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and--again and again--rejected.

Bait and Switch highlights the people who have done everything right--gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive resumes--yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster. There are few social supports for these newly disposable workers, Ehrenreich discovers, and little security even for those who have jobs. Worst of all, there is no honest reckoning with the inevitable consequences of the harsh new economy; rather, the jobless are persuaded that they have only themselves to blame.

Alternately hilarious and tragic, Bait and Switch, like the classic Nickel and Dimed, is a searing expose of the cruel new reality in which we all now live.
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Your Legal Rights After a Bait and Switch Job Offer

Jump to navigation. You apply for a job, are hired, and are excited to start work, but you later discover that it's not what your new employer promised. You may be told even before your start date that changes are being made to the position or to your compensation, or that your start date is being postponed. You may discover upon starting the job, or shortly after you start, that the job duties are different than you were promised, or that the work environment or hours of work required are less favorable than you were told. This type of surprise is commonly called a bait and switch job offer, an offer that attracts you to a job with one set of responsibilities, but results in your placement in a job with a different job title, different responsibilities, or lower salary.

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I'm interviewing with two different companies. Both jobs seem okay and I would accept either one of them. She said "I'm preparing your offer letter, and we're very excited to get you on board! I was floored, and pretty disgusted to be honest. I didn't want to negotiate with Cindy, who most likely has no clout and certainly doesn't have any pain around filling the job opening. Now I'm waiting for Larry to call.

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    This type of surprise is commonly called a bait and switch job offer, an offer that attracts you to a job with one set of responsibilities, but results.

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