“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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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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Meet our narrators and follow Suzanne as she captures the voices of workers throughout the U.S. and around the world. See what it’s like to produce a social-mission book in today’s complex world of publishing. You’ll get access to new stories: far more than could fit inside the pages of the My Job books.

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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 MY JOB book series, I contrast work lives from around the world to provide a lens through which we can recognize our similarities and diversity. The purpose of each chapter is to challenge conventional thinking about how a job is valued and undertaken from the viewpoint of distinct cultures. At its essence, these books are about the human condition and how very similar we all are at our core. I believe their first-person, true stories will surprise, enlighten, and definitely move you. Learn more about Suzanne here.

The MY JOB book series is a project of the Skees Family Foundation.

All author proceeds from sales of the MY JOB books go directly to nonprofit organizations supporting job creation to end poverty.

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My Job: Real People at Work Around the World, by Suzanne Skees

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