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Who built the Pyramids In Studs Terkels Who Built the Pyramids a man named Mike talks about work in the steel mill and the ridicule he receives for being a laborer I belive his negative attitude affects his crediability Mike feels that he is treated like a slave and that he really has no purpose He also feels that he is not appreciated for what he does like an artist or a movie star is He says that a computer can do his job for him He is angered by that because he feels that a computer doesnt need money to support a family or buy things that are needed from day to day Mike has an attitude about his job He feels that he shouldnt get excited about what he is doing because he doesnt get to see the outcome of his work When he worked for a trucker he said I got this tiny satisfaction when I loaded a truck At least I can see the truck depart loaded Mike seems that he really doesnt have many goals He goes to work every morning and goes home goes to sleep and does the same thing the next day I think Mike is justified for feeling this way People who build buildings and houses and other things never have their names pout on what they have done They just build it and you never hear about them again People who have top jobs that sit at their disk all day and hardly do any manual labor seem to be the most respected and also make more money When a guy does hard labor and is on his feet all day they are thought of as dummies and are not respected at all I think Mike is doing the best he can do under the circumstances He probably didnt pay much attention in school or wasnt able to go to college He
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