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50 Jobs in 50 States: One Man's Journey of Discovery across America

50 Jobs in 50 States: One Man's Journey of Discovery Across America - Daniel Seddiqui Best part of the book -- the list of jobs and states. I think it does give a little view into the working world of the US. However, the author and the book only give insights into the frame of mind of the author. His comments to a group he is dining with in SC: "I sleep 3-4 hours a night, I am stressed about finding a job for WV, I get rejected all the time, I have to update my website, market my projects, and live frugally -- it's not what it seems," I confessed. Their faces immediately changed from pleasant excitement to awkward, as they exchanged glances and stared back at me apologetically. I could tell I had destroyed their happy mood, but their southern kindness didn't waver." p.176I grabbed my bags, returned to my Jeep, and sat in it bewildered and plagued by regret -- regret that I didn't have a chance to thank Mrs. Stevenson and that I had offended so many locals, though I still didn't understand how. Desperate to avoid another night in my Jeep, I called the reporters who had covered my story, until one offered to let me stay with him." p.198"That afternoon, I got a crash course in the publishing industry. I always figured that if a publisher was interested, then the meeting would be a straightforward session to go over options and sign a contract. I was wrong: the publisher had no contract to offer me. Instead, I was expected to present my project as if no one at the publishing company had ever heard of it. Afterward, the editors and marketing people assured me that they were interested in my story, but needed to see an actual book proposal. "We need an outline of the book," they insisted. I was completely confused. Worse, I left these meetings with publishers feeling more and more burdened by the work piling up on my already full plate." p. 215Maine -- lobstering job. "The truth is I would have done anything to get out of work. I knew the ocean didn't agree with me and I dreaded the dismal experience of rising and falling in a boat pummeled by waves. Still, I knew that not going wasn't an option. "Yes, I have to. That's why I came all this way," I told him. ....I got weak as I walked to the back of the boat, embarrassed. I can't believe this, I thought. It's only been 40 minutes and I'm seasick. But it got worse: I vomited 12 times. "When are we going back?" I asked, distraught."We still have 7 hours out here."I felt like I was going to die. I went to the front of the boat and slept on the window shield. I couldn't wait until the workday was over. p.342-345"I think I'm going to build lobster traps in Ralph's warehouse tomorrow," I mentioned. "Yeah, you've had enough," Keith agreed. My last day in Maine, as I was building traps with Ralph's daughter, i couldn't help but think: Finally, a job that beat me; a job I couldn't fulfill. As my competitive nature got to me, I felt like a loser. On my last evening, Keith came over to Ralph's house with 30 lobsters -- lobsters that I didn't help catch. I still consumed 8 of them; they were much easier to eat than crab." p.346His "tips"Perseverance -- dealing with rejection Risk-taking -- uncertainty.Adaptability -- engaging yourself/finding solutions.Networking -- more people, more opportunitiesEndurance -- active mind and bodyWhat's amazing is that he seems to think this is the end -- his lifetime achievement. Here's his last paragraph in the book: "In the end, even if people walk away from you, ignore you, tell you no or shoot you down, the power lies within you to create an opportunity for yourself. I had been through a lot of nightmare, but when I finally realized my dream, I knew the struggle was worth it." p. 372 Utah -- LDS humanitarian services workerColorado - USGS hydrologistS. Dakota -- Rodeo announcerN. Dakota -- cartographerMinnesota -- Agronomist Nebraska -- Corn farmerWyoming -- NPS rangerMontana -- General store clerkIdaho -- RE agentWashington -- Marine biologistOregon -- LoggerNevada -- Vegas wedding coordinatorArizona -- US Border Patrol agentNew Mexico -- landscape architectKansas -- MeatpackerMissouri -- boilermakerArkansas -- archaeologistOklahoma -- RoustaboutTexas -- petroleum engineerLouisiana -- bartenderMississippi -- dietitianWisconsin -- Cheese makerIllinois -- transit ticket agentMichigan -- auto mechanicOhio -- meteorologistIndiana -- racing pit-crew memberVermont -- sugar makerKentucky -- horsemanTennessee -- music studio technicianAlabama -- High school football coachGeorgia -- peanut shellerFlorida -- theme park entertainerS. Carolina -- golf caddieN. Carolina -- Model and modeling agentW. Virginia -- Coal minerVirginia -- Monticello gardenerMaryland -- seafood restaurant cookDelaware -- incorporation specialistPennsylvania -- Amish woodworkerN. Jersey -- Boys and girls club counselorN. York -- internet marketing specialistRhode Island -- ambassador of tourismConnecticut -- insurance brokerMassachusetts -- baseball scoutN. Hampshire -- political party workerMaine -- lobstermanAlaska -- commercial photographerHawaii -- surfing instructorCalifornia -- winery cellar master