Bait and Switch

The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429915700

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America's ailing middle class what she did for the working poor Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional "in transition," she attempts to land a middle-class job—undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then trawling a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries. She gets an image makeover, works to project a winning attitude, yet is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and—again and again—rejected. Bait and Switch highlights the people who've done everything right—gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive résumés—yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle. Today's ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding their "surplus" employees—plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment, where job searching becomes a full-time job in itself. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for these newly disposable workers—and little security even for those who have jobs. Like the now classic Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch is alternately hilarious and tragic, a searing exposé of economic cruelty where we least expect it.

Bait and Switch

Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy

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Author: Julie A. Mertus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113593472X

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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It has become routine for the U.S. government to invoke human rights to justify its foreign policy decisions and military ventures. But this human rights talk has not been supported by a human rights walk. Policymakers consistently apply a double standard for human rights norms: one the rest of the world must observe, but which the U.S. can safely ignore. Based on extensive interviews with leading foreign policymakers, military officials, and human rights advocates, Mertus tells the story of how America's attempts to promote human rights abroad have, paradoxically, undermined those rights in other countries. The second edition brings the story up to date, including new sections on the second half of the Bush administration and the Iraq War, and updates on Afghanistan. The first edition of Bait and Switch won the American Political Science Association's 2005 Best Book on Human Rights.

Bait and Switch

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Author: Larry Brooks

Publisher: Turner

ISBN: 9781630262785

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

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A lighter thriller, in the vein of Nelson Demille, unfolding in the world of Silicon Valley billionaires and the women who seek and use them for their money. The man: Wolfgang Schmitt: former model, newly single, habitual wiseass. It's a profile only his ailing mother could love—but it makes him perfect for one thing . . . The bait: Billionaire Nelson Scott wants Schmitt to seduce his wife—setting off a prenuptial clause that will keep her hands off his money. The job pays a million bucks just for trying. Another four if Schmitt pulls it off. All he has to do is say yes . . . The switch: Next thing he knows, he's dealing with a lot more than he bargained for. Like Scott's gorgeous, stiletto-sharp lawyer. A couple of shady suits who may or may not be Feds. And a few more dead bodies than he's used to. But in the big leagues of money and power, Schmitt happens.

Bait and Switch

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Author: Darlene Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780505525215

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Trading places with his identical twin brother in order to catch a criminal, Mitch, a cop on an undercover mission, encounters Peyton, his brother's gorgeous and extremely irate girlfriend, and, determined to get back into her good graces for his brother's sake, he finds himself falling in love with the spirited beauty. Original.

Bait and Switch

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Author: Sharon Healy-Yang

Publisher: TouchPoint Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Romance and adventure in the vein of Susan Elia McNeal, Kathryn Miller Haines, and Rhys Bowen. It’s wartime New York, 1943. Jessica Minton, an up-and-coming young stage actress, is pondering the mixed blessings of rehearsals for a play that just doesn’t seem to be jelling, the attentions of a reliable beau she isn’t quite sure she wants to marry, and playing referee for her sister and brother-in-law’s tempestuous marriage. Just as she thinks her life couldn’t get any crazier, she becomes entangled with deceit, espionage, and murder when an unsettlingly attractive stranger makes her the unwilling custodian of a mysterious package in a Manhattan stalked by fifth columnists. Those who claim to be her allies may or may not be on the level, as Jessica is shot at, nearly stabbed in the midst of a performance, and held at gun point by a Nazi double agent. As if dodging homicide were not enough, Jessica finds herself romantically torn between her boyfriend and the elusive owner of the package–either of whom could be an Axis spy. With the help of her madcap sister Liz and a smart-aleck cat Dusty, Jessica is challenged to puzzle out whom to trust, with not just her country but her own life depending on her.

Bait & Switch

Saving Your Relationship After Incredible Romance Turns Into Exhausting Chaos

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Author: Megan Hunter

Publisher: Unhooked Books

ISBN: 9781936268702

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

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A conflict resolution expert offers assistance to people stuck in a high-conflict relationships, addressing the perspective of both sides of the argument and providing step-by-step strategies for either staying in the relationship or getting out of it. Original. 1,000 first printing.

Bait and Switch

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Author: MC Lee

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1635334241

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 266

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When Leo’s mission to investigate a high school student gets complicated, Jack gets called in—and finally learns the truth about himself.

Bait and Switch

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Author: Aury Wallington

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780439745703

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 163

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Ryan, Marissa, Seth, and Summer team up for a charity scavenger hunt in Los Angeles.

Bait and Switch

Life with a Two-Faced Narcissist

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Author: Lisa Carlson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530108725

Category:

Page: 420

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Lisa Carlson once lived a carefree life. She was passionate about helping people and traveling the world on adventures. She was happy with her freedom, but longed for a love that would make things feel "complete." When she met Dameon she thought she had met her match. However, shortly after they married Dameon switched from the man of her dreams to the man of every woman's nightmare. She soon found herself isolated in a religious cult, trapped in an abusive marriage. After Lisa became pregnant with their second child, Dameon began to threaten her with abandonment and death. Reaching within herself for the last ounce of courage she managed to escape into hiding. Could she continue to find strength to face the challenges that sprang up every time she turned around? Bait and Switch is a true story full of suspense, intrigue, and a few twists along the way. Join Lisa on her unique journey as she shares her experiences in a way that will captivate you and make you feel you are right there with her.

Crashed

Wie zehn Jahre Finanzkrise die Welt verändert haben

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Author: Adam Tooze

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641192773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

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Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

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Author: Robert W. Kolb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2437

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The five volumes of this ultimate resource recognize the inherent unity between business ethics and business and society, that stems from their shared primary concern with value in commerce. This Encyclopedia spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.

Straight Outta Comcast

Bait and Switch

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Author: Will Powers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544218434

Category:

Page: 102

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Many people wonder how Comcast remains in business while having such a bad reputation. And why haven't they been exposed? I used to wonder the same thing myself...I realized that in order for anyone to ever publish an accurate and true tell all book exposing Comcast and reveal all what they are doing and how they are doing it, it would require a tremendous amount of focus and organization of facts. Not just organization of events, but an organization of one's thoughts on the matter. Because we all know that when someone or something irritates or frustrates us, it can sometimes be difficult to focus and truly put things into perspective. Fortunately, throughout my 3 years of working at Comcast, I kept a journal of every significant event and occurrence that I saw as unethical, shady or something that was just plain ole messed up. I admit that initially I had no specific reason for keeping a journal, but as time went on, something told me that my detailed note taking would one day serve a purpose. After about a year and a half, I got the idea to write a book about Comcast. I wanted the world to know exactly what's going on and even show readers how to escape agreements without paying an early termination fee. Because of what I see unfolding and how it is affecting and going to affect so many consumers, something had to be done. Bottom line, what they are doing just ain't right. Enough is Enough!

Bait and Switch

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Author: Lucas Flint

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981920242

Category:

Page: 278

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Return to The Superhero's Son universe ... As the children of an infamous supervillain, Bait and Switch find themselves ostracized and isolated from their peers in the superhero school they attend. Even many of their teachers distrust them on the basis of their parentage. Switch wants to leave the Academy and break their supervillain mother out of prison, while Bait sees the Academy as their best chance at rising above their mother's legacy and become superheroes themselves. The two fight over these differences of opinions more often than they fight supervillains, but when their long-lost supervillain father returns with sinister plans for the twins, Bait and Switch must put aside their differences to defeat him. If they can't, then not only will they fail to get what they want, but their world will be destroyed.

The Human Side of Management

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Author: George S. Odiorne

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780669248265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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Real Estate Ethics

Good Ethics = Good Business

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Author: William H. Pivar,Donald L. Harlan

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793112364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 6994

Requires students to evaluate problems, relationships, and hypothetical situations from a liability point of view. This book helps the real estate agent when dealing with complex situations. It includes many case studies based on real situations and end of chapter questions to highlight ethical questions and solutions.

Negotiation

Process, Tactics, Theory

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Author: David Churchman

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819199478

Category: Political Science

Page: 97

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Negotiation is an integral and pragmatic tool. Churchman provides a concise and practical guide to negotiation as it actually occurs. He outlines and defines key terms and concepts behind negotiation tactics that have proven effective throughout history thereby providing a clear introduction for the novice, while also offering an organized framework for the experienced.

Boss Lady (German)

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Author: Victoria Quinn

Publisher: Hartwick Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Tatum Titan ist die reichste und mächtigste Frau der Welt. Und die Schönste. Niemand sagt nein zu mir, Diesel Ammo, dem mächtigsten Mann der Welt. Denn ich habe immer das Sagen. Außer bei dieser Frau. Es braucht einiges, um einen Mann wie mich zu beeindrucken, sie aber versucht es nicht einmal, sondern ignoriert mich. Sie will sich nicht einmal mit mir treffen, um einen Handel zu besprechen. Nur sie wagt so etwas. Sie ist kalt und das macht mich heiß. Sie zeigt mir ihr Desinteresse und reizt mein Interesse dadurch nur noch mehr. Aber werde ich sie bekommen?

Stand and Fight

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Author: Charles E. Miller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453599112

Category: Political Science

Page: 92

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"As an American who went about his daily responsibilities, Miller states that not until the present Marxist-socialist administration took power, presuming the citizens to be the servants of the Government, he did not take so active a role as he now plays. These essays represent his responses to various deceptions of the Government against the will of the people. They speak for him and for millions of other Americans who distrust and repudiate the draconian changes mandated against the people, allegedly for their benefit, yet in total contradiction of the United States Constitution, changes that are self-serving to the p0oliticins in Congress and in the Administration. The Founders would be shocked to see the abuses of power initiated by the charlatan who is our President. Those abuses of power, the Presidents lies and broken promises to the people are too numerous to specify. We are NOT headed in the right direction. We have watched the rabbit-out- o -the hat long enough, Mister President. We are headed toward the destruction of free America, the light, defender and Samaritan of the world, a deterioration that is certain to occur if we do not reduce the size and power of the Federal Government. That is the change we want, need, deserve and are prepared for by the basic law of the land, the United States Constitution. Miller does not trust the Federal government, or its pusillanimous and protective stooges, the mainstream media. These essays are blunt assaults on Marxist-statist transformation policies initiated by President Obama. We, the people are not your servants, Mr. President."

Bait & Switch

Saving Your Relationship After Incredible Romance Turns Into Exhausting Chaos

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Author: Megan L. Hunter

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 193626871X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

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The most common complaint about high-conflict relationships is the extraordinary salesmanship prior to the marriage or moving in together, and the switch to chaos almost immediately after. This book is an inside look at "his" thoughts and "her" thoughts; the "Complicated Operating System" that drives the most difficult of difficult people; their conscious and unconscious reactions and interactions, and help for those who stay in the relationship. If your fairytale romance suddenly transformed into relationship chaos and you are bewildered with how the person of your dreams has morphed into someone you barely recognize—displaying hostile, unpredictable behavior that leaves you exhausted and confused--this book will hep make sense of it. If your relationship has deteriorated into one high-conflict scenario after another, and you’re trying to decide whether you should dig deep and try to make it work or cut your losses and exit safely, this straight-talking book has the answers you need. In Bait & Switch, relationship expert Megan Hunter provides an inside view of complicated relationships and the "Complicated Operating System". She offers practical strategies to help real couples deal with the behavior and ensuing conflict. Hunter explores the interactions, conscious and unconscious, that occur in a bait and switch relationship—both during the convincing “sales pitch” given before the partners commit to each other through marriage or moving into together and then immediately after, when the switch has been thrown and distressing behaviors are swiftly revealed—and recommends strategies for changing these dynamics. You’ll learn about the brain science behind this behavior, take tests to determine exactly what kind of relationship you’re dealing with, and develop new skills to help you minimize and contain the conflict in your relationship. In short, this book offers hope to stop the swirling chaos, whether you ultimately decide to stay or leave.

Bait and Switch

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Author: Richard Dresser

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573692604

Category: Brothers

Page: 42

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