“A must-read.”

Craig Newmark, Founder of Craig’sList

“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.”

Cristi Hegranes, Director of GlobalPress Journal

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The contributors to the MY JOB book comprise a detailed mosaic of places and people at work; from across the U.S. and around the world. What’s your job story? Share it with us on Facebook.

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“Everybody Has a Destiny”

By Suzanne Skees Meet the MY JOB Narrators: Darius, Hip Hop Artist, Chicago, Illinois "Everybody has a destiny. The way I see it, it's like a road. You can go this way or that way, the good path or the bad path." --Darius, Hip Hop Artist, Chicago, Illinois   How...

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What Does It Mean to Have a Job?

MY JOB explores the dignity, identity, economic opportunity, and inherent challenges of an occupation. How has the definition and notion of a job shifted in recent years? How does one land in a particular job, and what causes one to flourish or flounder in it? How does our job shape our sense of identity? How does where one lives affect how one experiences their occupation?
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Immigrant Stories of Work And Labor

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.

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Suzanne Skees author and editor of My Job Stories

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.

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