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More than just a job

White and blue-collar conversations about why work matters

Many workers, such as these in a Belgium biscuit factory, find ways to cope psychologically with modern-day jobs. Many workers, such as these in a Belgium biscuit factory, find ways to cope psychologically with modern-day jobs. (Richard Baker, from The Book)
By Glenn C. Altschuler
June 14, 2009

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