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How May I Help You?: An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

Deepak Singh

Abstract

May I Help You? is Deepak Singh’s insightful and thought-provoking account of disillusionment when, as an educated upper-class Indian, he moves with his American wife to the United States and discovers that America doesn’t care if he has an MBA from India or had worked for the BBC. Like many immigrants before him, Singh discovers that in America employers only trust him with a minimum wage job as a clerk, but his disappointment and embarrassment soon give way to shock when he realizes that in this world of low-wage work he is joined not merely by other immigrants, but by many Americans, a whol ... More

Keywords: Immigration, United States, Poverty, Inequality, Minimum Wage, Work, Business, Service sector, India, Indian diaspora, Immigrant, Ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520293304
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520293304.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deepak Singh, author