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NIGHT RAIN

ON BAD JOBS AND BAD BOSSES

BY

JERRY GOODWIN



BIFF: Well, I spent six or seven years after high school trying to work myself up. Shipping clerk, salesman, business of one kind or another. And it’s a measly manner of existence. To get on that subway on the hot mornings in summer. To devote your whole life to keeping stock, or making phone calls, or selling or buying. To suffer fifty weeks of the year for the sake of a two week vacation, when all you really desire is to be outdoors with your shirt off. And always to have to get ahead of the next fella. And still—that’s how you build a future.

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman







Night Rain: On Bad Jobs and Bad Bosses

© Copyright 2013 by Jerry Goodwin

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