Best Place to Go Get a Job If You Are an Exiled Cultural Worker (2008)

New York Public Library

The NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY is the perfect place to go after the world of business and humanities has thrown you out on your ass. Ex-reporters, ex-businessmen, ex-philosophy students, ex-homemakers, artists, these are all people who work here. As long as you have a bachelor\'s degree and the proper cultural and educational crud, er, cred, you can hook up with the Bronx-Manhattan-Staten Island system. Starting jobs, like the information assistant position, get you a $27,000-per-year paycheck plus benefits. A big bulk of your tuition is paid for if you want to go on to be a master librarian, and you get to talk about books a lot. And the library has a staff shortage right now, so jobs are definitely available.


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