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Why Can’t I Keep a Job?

My mother always worried when I was out of work

When I was growing up, it was always very difficult for me to hold down a job. I don’t know if this talent is indigenous to writers in general, or to me in particular, but my work career has always been a scattered mess.

Throughout my working life, my mother would get very nervous about my ability to keep a job, because there was manic depression in…



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Mary McGrath

Top writer in humor, short stories, writing, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.