Get A Job

by Mike Robertson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/25/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781665555838
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781665555845

About the Book

He was only fifteen years old and a recent graduate of grade nine when his parents began to request, if not demand that he start earning his own money, a replacement for the allowance he had been receiving from since he was in the fifth grade. From his first employment posting as a golf caddy for $1.50 a round to a series of clerical positions in the Canadian Government, the biography of Mike Butler’s pursuit of mundane jobs is an occasionally aimless search for career, that he finally attains when he passes his thirtieth year. Expecting a future of invaluable employment opportunities, including good paying summer jobs, Mike Butler found himself wondering how he ended up taking jobs that he thought were just as low paying and miserable as the previous generation must have endured. Mike Butler’s labour history includes a tour of working on a golf course, in a grocery store, in a department store selling clothing, in a duty free shop in an airport, a brief stint in a restaurant, in factories making plastic bottle caps and chain saws, in a chemical laboratory, and in a variety of temporary clerical positions in several government departments.

About the Author

Mike Robertson continues to pursue literary ambitions with this, his fourteenth book written and published over the past eighteen years. They range over a significant contrast of narratives and styles, imagination and recollection often the inspiration and impulse. The novella Get a Job joins three collections of short stories, Casting Shadows, Parts of A Past, and These Memories Clear, three volumes of literary entertainments entitled The Smart Aleck Chronicles, six novels, Gone and Back, The First Communion Murders, The Hidden History of Jack Quinn, Picture Windows, The Biography of George, and The Changing Mysteries of Parkdale Court. He has also published an account of his sixty years of playing recreational baseball entitled Innings. Mike Robertson, who has been writing in one form or another since he was in high school, is retired and lives in profound anonymity in Ottawa, Canada.