Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – Ever felt unappreciated or underpaid at your job? Local author Tracy L. Kinne understands your plight and shares her feelings on the subject in her book, “On Sale: Employers Get Good Workers Dirt Cheap.”
In 2007, she accepted a buyout and left the newspaper she had worked at for the past 19 years.
Six months later, the Great Recession began.
She rode out the recession, and the years after, as a low-paid sales associate and cashier at a chain store.
“On Sale: Employers Get Good Workers Dirt Cheap” is her first book, a memoir of her four years at the store she calls Big Box.
It is the story of Kinne and her coworkers, an under appreciated, underpaid, but intelligent, hard-working group of compassionate, down-to-earth individuals.
In “On Sale: Employers Get Good Workers Dirt Cheap” Kinne shares her experiences and that of her coworkers which included, young people finishing college but unable to find jobs in their chosen fields; middle-aged people who can’t find a decent job after the place where they worked for 30 years laid them off or closed; and senior citizens who can’t make ends meet on Social Security.
The book received honorable mention at both the 2012 New York Book Festival and the 2012 Paris Book Festival.
A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, where she earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Newspapers, Kinne has worked as an editor and reporter for several publications including the Watertown Daily Times, The Post Standard, and the Oswego County Weeklies.
She is also a freelance writer for State University of New York School of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, and writes her own blog entitled “Beyond the Newsroom” regarding social justice and environmental issues.
She discussed her book and her experiences in a 30-minute National Public Radio interview last summer.
The interview is available at prx.org/pieces/81264-tracy-kinne
“We are happy to welcome Tracy to Backstreet Books & Bistro, 201 Oneida Street in Fulton. We invite the public to stop by and on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as Tracy will be here to greet customers and sign copies of her book, “On Sale: Employers Get Good Workers Dirt Cheap,” said Ann Clark of Backstreet Books & Bistro.
For more information on events at Backstreet Books & Bistro, call 315-598-5669.
Kinne is currently working her second book, a young adult fiction about a teen that fights hydrofracking in her small, rural town. To learn more about her books or read her blog, “Beyond the Newsroom,” visit tracykinnebooks.com
A program of Oswego County Opportunities, and funded in part by the NYS Department of State, Community Services block Grant, Backstreet Books provides the Fulton community with a fine selection of gently used books, it serves as an educational and training resource for those involved with OCO’s programs as well as Youth Works, Experience Works and New York State Department of Labor programs as employees at the bookstore.
OCO, Inc is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.
A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.
For more information, visit www.oco.org