Bait and Switch

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429915706
Release Date: 2006-07-25
Genre: Political Science

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

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805076069
Release Date: 2005-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Focuses on the world of white-collar unemployment as seen through the eyes of the unemployed, describing the woes of "surplus" employees who are forced to confront the realities of financial hardship with few social supports or security.

Bait and Switch

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1862078971
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Displaced workers

The author of the international bestseller Nickel and Dimed delivers a stark warning about the future that faces corporate employees everywhere.

Bait and Switch

Author: Larry Brooks
Publisher: Turner
ISBN: 1630262781
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Fiction

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

Author: Julie A. Mertus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135934729
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Political Science

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.

Switch and Bait

Author: Ricki Schultz
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781538744994
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Fiction

A charming, hilarious romantic comedy told with sharp insight and sarcastic wit, for readers of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, Emily Giffin, or Jennifer Weiner. We switch. I bait. Let me help you snag a date. All through college, Blanche Carter was known as the love doctor in her sorority. Now she's parlayed her talent into a unique consulting business: she runs the online dating profiles of Washington D.C.'s most eligible women. Armed with a battalion of rules, Blanche expertly helps her clients optimize their profiles and ace that first date. But although she'll happily message handsome strangers (and fend off dick pics) for other ladies, Blanche's most important rule is the one she has for herself: no relationships. She's seen too much heartbreak to believe in real love anymore. When a former fling pops up among the matches for one of her favorite clients, Blanche gamely messages him on her behalf. Blanche is definitely over him, and this is how she'll prove it. But if she doesn't watch out, Blanche might end up not only screwing over a client-and possibly tanking her entire business-but breaking her rule about love as well . . . Ricki Schultz's trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel. "Ricki Schultz's relatable novel will have readers LOLing."--- US Weekly on Mr. Right-Swipe "Rae is a Heroine Who Keeps It Real...She's blunt, she's sarcastic, she's honest...A brilliantly funny debut novel about a 21st century girl searching for her happily ever after."--- Bustle on Mr. Right-Swipe "Breezy, brazen...a fun beach read." --- Seattle Times on Mr. Right-Swipe "This book gave me my absolute favorite feeling: laughing out loud alone in a room, chased immediately by the swoons."--- Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author, on Mr. Right-Swipe "For a fun read that feels like an adventure in everyday life more than it does a book, this comes highly recommended."--- RT Book Reviews (FOUR STARS), on Mr. Right-Swipe

Bait and Switch

Author: Darlene Gardner
Publisher:
ISBN: 0505525216
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

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

Author: Julie A. Mertus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135934729
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Political Science

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

Author: Lucas Flint
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1981920242
Release Date: 2017-12-20
Genre:

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.

Bait Switch

Author: Megan L. Hunter
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781936268719
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Has your fairytale romance suddenly transformed into relationship chaos? Are you 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? 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

Author: JoAnn Ross
Publisher: Mira Books
ISBN: 1551661721
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

Forging great works of art as part of her plan for revenge, Sara Madison plans to steal an ancient jeweled crown but is thwarted by Noah Lancaster, an art expert who is sworn to mend Sara's ways. Reissue.

Straight Outta Comcast

Author: Will Powers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1544218435
Release Date: 2017-03-06
Genre:

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 Switch

Author: Megan Hunter
Publisher: Unhooked Books
ISBN: 1936268701
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.