How to Tell When You're Tired by Reg Theriault
A Brief Examination of Work

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Examining the real world of work, the author of this humorous study considers the never-ending struggle for respect and autonomy, the sheer tedium and the unexpected dangers. Reg Theriault was for 30 years a docker on the San Francisco waterfront, and this book is a personal record of a tough and demanding life. A sharp observer of the workplace, Theriault offers a lively defence of the working class's right to dignity and credit for doing dirty jobs.

About Reg Theriault

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Reg Theriault's first job was nailing packing crates together during the California fruit harvest, followed by a long career as a fruit tramp in the western United States. Now retired from longshoring, he lives in San Francisco.
Published January 1, 1995 by W.W. NORTON & COMPANY. 192 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Professional longshoreman and itinerant fruit picker Theriault punches in with a perspective that has been out of fashion lately: that of the worker who, he demonstrates, is entitled to some respect.

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Decrying the ``warlike tension'' between workers and management that has existed since the onset of the industrial revolution, the author concludes, ``in all work situations where the production process takes place at the expense and denial of human values, production suffers.'' A refreshing look...

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