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Author Christopher Paul Curtis on His Experience Working in a Factory

“The thrill of earning a big fat paycheck as a line worker in an automobile factory in Flint, Michigan wore off fast,” says Author Christopher Paul Curtis. But factory work is what most people did in Flint and the money and benefits made it hard to leave. But hour after hour, day after day, working on the door line in the body shop lifting and fitting some 300 50-80lb doors per day pays a toll. After 13 years, Mr. Curtis had the courage to leave.

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