Alex Frankel's "Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee"

Alex Frankel's "Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee"

Author: 
Alex Frankel
Book Excerpt: 
". . . So one November, instead of ignoring the pull inward as I rode my bike by the UPS building, I stopped in an applied for a job. Two weeks later, I was riding alongside a driver and delivering packages. . . . The ease with which I slipped in under the radar and worked at UPS emboldened me. I came up with the idea of rolling out a similar plan on a bigger scale: setting out on an undercover adventure into the land of retail. I was not so much interested in exposing some form of corporate evil, but in exposing the workplace: what it felt like to work at a few companies and what culture, if any, was handed down from the top or grew organically from the bottom. . . "
Year of Publication: 
Mon, 2007-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Alex Frankel
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Harper Collins