The Job Pirate: An Entertaining Tale of My Job-hopping Journey in America

The Job Pirate: An Entertaining Tale of My Job-hopping Journey in America

Brandon Christopher / Dec 12, 2019

The Job Pirate An Entertaining Tale of My Job hopping Journey in America From the porn magazine to the moving truck to the dark sewers of California Brandon Christopher s journey in the American job market is not only absurd but also full of wit and profound observations

  • Title: The Job Pirate: An Entertaining Tale of My Job-hopping Journey in America
  • Author: Brandon Christopher
  • ISBN: 9780990573203
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the porn magazine to the moving truck to the dark sewers of California, Brandon Christopher s journey in the American job market is not only absurd, but also full of wit and profound observations He steps out from behind the driver s wheel, the cash register, and the office desk to record the lighter and darker sides of humanity in the workplace Christopher s tale mFrom the porn magazine to the moving truck to the dark sewers of California, Brandon Christopher s journey in the American job market is not only absurd, but also full of wit and profound observations He steps out from behind the driver s wheel, the cash register, and the office desk to record the lighter and darker sides of humanity in the workplace Christopher s tale makes even the most mundane job seem fascinating and the most exciting career appear hum drum and hollow The Job Pirate strips off the fa ade of the average employee to see what is hidden underneath That new employee that you see hanging his vintage blazer onto the backrest of his swivel chair is me My cubicle is right next to yours I don t say much, I dine alone, I drink a lot of coffee, and I know my legal right to two cigarettes in an 8 hour workday And yes, you were right, I m not really the Marketing Strategist that I told the boss I was But I m sitting here in this cubicle, and the resume that got me this job is in my attach case right beside me It clearly states that I have than enough experience to run this company s entire advertising department and I ll be here between three weeks and a year, so you better get used to the idea Often hilarious and sometimes profound, Christopher s stories take us through the offices, department stores and kiosks of the West Coast We ride along with him as he chauffeurs the famous, the dead and sometimes just their furniture Christopher gives us an irreverent inside glimpse into the work life of the people we see everyday Even though at times he exhibits moral ambiguity, we find ourselves rooting for him against all the odds because we can see our own struggles in his attempts to acclimate We can all relate to this story of selling our soul to the company store and then buying it back for pennies on the dollar, just to have that one day of freedom.

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    1. One man’s journey through 81 jobs should hold some nuggets of wisdom right? Well erm not really.The problem for me was that the things the author found funny (petty theft, vandalizing property and general juvenile delinquency at his workplace) I did not find all that funny. Perhaps its because as a recruitment consultant (years ago) I have had my fill of temps getting up to no good and running off with the pot plants, while leaving me to pickup the mess. Or perhaps its just because I am 39 and [...]


    2. "To see me in your office is surely cause for speculation. I look like you, I work like you, but I am not like you, and some part of you knows this. Some elemental part of you, deep down inside, knows that I am an imposter in your workplace. But your—actually, our—employer doesn't know this yet—he doesn't realize the person he just gave a unique login and password to is a professional at what he does for a living. But this particular profession isn't what he does for a living—at least it [...]


    3. Over a twenty year period Brandon Christopher had a ridiculous amount of jobs (Over 50, I believe) and The Job Pirate is based on his recollections of some of the most memorable and outlandish of these jobs. Everything from picking up newly dead bodies and taking them to a funeral home, to editing and writing porn for a publication, to working as a removal man, is covered in what is at times an incredibly witty and funny book. Each chapter deals with a different job, and the fact that they are n [...]


    4. As an unemployed/frequently under-employed person, I enjoyed this book a lot. It is an amusing glimpse at the job market and the many options available, good and bad. And, so long as companies really don't care about retaining employees, Brandon Christopher's approach to getting jobs seems to make a lot more sense sometimes than my own more honest approach. I may not ever lose a job because I lied on my application, but I also go a lot longer between jobs, and have a lot fewer employment opportu [...]


    5. The Job Pirate by Brandon Christopher is a free NetGalley eBook I began reading on March 1st during a blood drive. I came away feeling woozy and paler than usual, though I don't blame the book for these effects.Having just watched ten minutes worth of the movie, Birdman, I can say that the tone of this book is a hell of a lot like it. And, if the tone and mulled, sardonic humor of the film floats your boat, then the Job Pirate will be right up your alley. That being said, I'm a fan of neither.


    6. This book is formed around one solid principle: most people need to work to live. After that, The Job Pirate, is a combination of what jobs will provide you some sense of accomplishment, not eat your integrity and not make you wake up every night saying "oh crapoh crapis is it for the next 40 years?!" Some interesting and entertaining workplace tales, mixed in with some standard mid-20's to mid-30's living, makes for a fun read. In my head it kind of played like Californication meets Willy Wonka [...]


    7. And hop he does. I was hoping for Studs Terkel-esque glimpses into what people do all day at work but Christopher is no Turkel or Barbara Ehrenreich or even Richard Scarry. I never got a sense of any of the jobs from these brief chapters. They’re like dinner party stories from a friend of a friend who is entertaining but seems like a bit of an asshole.


    8. I enjoyed the book - the vignettes and contrast of the jobs that lasted 24 hours to weeks, life as a temp, it was entertaining and well written, but I spent a lot of time contrasting this to Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed. I know they're written from very different perspectives and make very different points, but despite some very real and occasionally desperate financial needs, there was a privilege, entitlement and winking dishonesty that allowed the author to leap from job to job.


    9. Very interesting read - this guy has over 70 of jobs under his belt and a multitude of stories. What I got out of it: you never know what kind of amazing, horrifying, beautiful experiences you can have when you take a leap and try out some different things.


    10. Under a different hand, it would have been all too easy for The Job Pirate to have become another autobiographical survey of poor career moves and an endless succession of jobs - but then, we're not talking about the usual approach with Brandon Christopher; which is why his book is being recommended here as an inviting, lively read for any who have an interest in a humor-spiced memoir chronicling good and bad job experiences alike.Christopher's intention is to shock and amaze with the unexpected [...]


    11. I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This is the story of Brandon Christopher 's experiences in the job market in America. He makes even the most boring job seem fascinating and the exciting job boring. From driving a moving truck to being a cashier, he shows us the lighter and darker sides of people we work with' It is full of wit , humour and some profound observations. I hope there will be a second book. I highly recommend you read The Job Pirate its a truly fascinating r [...]


    12. Four stars only because curiosity got the best of me. Each job is a different chapter so it flows like a bunch of mini short stories and I couldn't wait to see what kind of crazy story was next. However, the book was just plain dumb and slightly offensive at times. It also made me laugh hysterically and then make me cringe minutes later. Overall, it was a very entertaining book. (*I received this book for free through goodread's giveaway program.*)


    13. From being a waiter to working a rehab hotline, the way Brandon Christopher's relates his multiple job experiences are just as hilarious as they are enlightening. Reminiscent of Bukowski's Post Office, he does a great job of exploring the lighter and darker sides of humanity with a black sense of humor that I really appreciated. This read kept me thinking long after I finished it and I genuinely hope to read more from this author soon. Overall, I highly recommend this one.


    14. Entertaining read and I learned a few new things along the way. The author takes a different approach to living paycheck to paycheck.He calls the shots. It is interesting to realize how easy a good resume can get you a crappy job.Great beach read each job adventure has its own chapter.


    15. Very funny romp/caper through a Dickensian America where one's work ethic (and other ethics) can be severely tested.


    16. Outstanding read! This is one if those books I hated to finish. Hoping a second one comes out so I can keep track of his adventures!



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