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“MY JOB reveals the common human aspiration to create, thrive, and leave something better behind.”
David Bornstein, New York Times columnist
“Inspires you to discover your authentic hustle.”
Alexa Clay, Bestselling Author of TheMisfit Economy
“A celebration and a true gift.”
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“She was the first member of her family to go to college and then on to a graduate school. We talk now about how there’s not enough women in computer science. I can only imagine then. She was probably like the only woman and the only Chinese woman. She taught herself English. I ran across her Chinese-to-English dictionary, where she had painstakingly gone and circled and underlined in red pen.”read more
The weird thing that happens is, horses will tell you whom they like and whom they don’t, and they’re very, very obvious about it most of the time. It’s their body language. My friend was like, ‘How do you know?’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t know. I just know.’read more
It’s difficult in my community, because we don’t all think the same way. There are some people that just think about their own welfare, and they don’t think about the welfare of everybody else or of the majority. That’s a little difficult.read more
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What Does It Mean to Have a Job?
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Our intention was to center around the experience of immigrants as contributors to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of the United States.
I invite you all to watch and witness their bravery and beauty of our eloquent speakers in the video.read more
MY JOB Readers in California Fund Jobs A small group of MY JOB readers has helped create jobs through programs working in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, proving it's possible to join forces for dignified work for all. The group, a giving circle in California called...read more
My first experience with the planet’s largest book trade show, Book Expo America (BEA), held in Chicago in May, left me dazed and dazzled.read more
A Message From the Editor, Suzanne Skees
Disrupting the Way We View Work
In the book, MY JOB, I contrast work lives from around the world to provide a lens through which we can recognize our similarities and diversity. The purpose of MY JOB is to challenge conventional thinking about how a job is valued and undertaken from the viewpoint of distinct cultures. At its essence, this book is about the human condition and how very similar we all are at our core. I believe this book will surprise, enlighten, and definitely move you. Learn more about Suzanne here.
MY JOB is a project of the Skees Family Foundation.
All of the author’s proceeds from sales of the MY JOB book go directly to nonprofit organizations supporting job creation in the U.S. and around the world.