Welcome to AsianEra | The complete Magazine for the Global Indian Jan 22, 2018

Downward mobility

9

How May I Help You? An Immigrant’s Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage (University of California Press) is Deepak Singh’s chronicle of moving from India to small-town America, highly educated and yet unable to secure anything but a low-paying job in an electronics store. This is the story of downward mobility experienced by so many immigrants, told with candor, humility, and humanity. It is also a story of assimilation, as Singh learns to navigate the nuances of language and cultural norms, address his own identity issues, and appreciate the struggle of his coworkers as they encounter myriad challenges in their pursuit of the American Dream.

 

Read AsianEra MAY-JUNE 2017 Edition