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#593: Who Had The First Job?

December 24th, 2014

Episode 747 of 902 episodes

People have always worked. But the thing we think of today as a job — the thing you apply for instead of being born into, the thing you go to in the morning and leave at night — is actually a recent invention. The modern job can act as a buffer to protect workers from the daily ups and downs of businesses. But the job as we know it may be going away.On today's show, we go in search of the very first modern job.For more:http://n.pr/1x57BPj