The Resource How may I help you? : an immigrant's journey from MBA to minimum wage, Deepak Singh

How may I help you? : an immigrant's journey from MBA to minimum wage, Deepak Singh

Label
How may I help you? : an immigrant's journey from MBA to minimum wage
Title
How may I help you?
Title remainder
an immigrant's journey from MBA to minimum wage
Statement of responsibility
Deepak Singh
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How May I Help You? is Deepak Singh's insightful and thought-provoking account of disillusionment when, as an educated upper-class Indian, he moves with his American wife to the United States and discovers that America doesn't care if he has an MBA from India or had worked for the BBC. Like many immigrants before him, Singh discovers that in America employers only trust him with a minimum wage job as a clerk, but his disappointment and embarrassment soon give way to shock when he realizes that in this world of low-wage work he is joined not merely by other immigrants, but by many Americans, a whole swath of the citizenry who goes unacknowledged and unassisted in their struggles to make a living wage. In sincere and straightforward prose, Singh takes the reader along on his journey full of dismay and compassion when the expectations he had of the United States, built around interactions in India with well-educated, affluent expatriates, collide with the reality of a coworker who must skip lunch until payday and the customers who buy in anticipation of a paycheck."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CUS/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Singh, Deepak
Dewey number
331.6/2092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8081.A5
LC item number
S55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign workers
  • Working poor
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
How may I help you? : an immigrant's journey from MBA to minimum wage, Deepak Singh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Answering machine -- Lucknow -- Transit -- My American wife -- Job application -- Hired -- First day -- Month's notice -- English -- Colleagues -- Olive skin -- Camera king -- Don't buy it -- Foreigner -- My name is Deepak -- I'm straight today -- Holly and I -- All hands on deck -- Long two years -- The golden quarter -- TWO Americas -- Paula -- Cameron -- Don't sue me -- Post Christmas blues -- A handful of dimes -- India visit
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780520293311
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016030114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952632006
  • 1579014
  • (OCoLC)ocn952632006
  • 1579014
Label
How may I help you? : an immigrant's journey from MBA to minimum wage, Deepak Singh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Answering machine -- Lucknow -- Transit -- My American wife -- Job application -- Hired -- First day -- Month's notice -- English -- Colleagues -- Olive skin -- Camera king -- Don't buy it -- Foreigner -- My name is Deepak -- I'm straight today -- Holly and I -- All hands on deck -- Long two years -- The golden quarter -- TWO Americas -- Paula -- Cameron -- Don't sue me -- Post Christmas blues -- A handful of dimes -- India visit
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780520293311
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016030114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952632006
  • 1579014
  • (OCoLC)ocn952632006
  • 1579014

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