The time of starting out is literally that crucial moment, day or week when a young person leaves the shelter of home and or high school to earn his first independent dodler and hence his membership in the world of working admits. Those who scorn or snicker at the sense of ""I did it"" stimulated by that very first, never-before-received pay check will miss the point entirely and not be among the wide-eyed aspirants for whom this book is intended. Helen Ferris has drawn from a variety of fictional experiences in a variety of jobs to demonstrate how the challenge has been met by several young people in their ""time of starting out"". Ad agencies, publishing houses, hospitals, retail stores and schoolrooms provide a few of the settings. Lynn's difficulty in making peace between her employer and his friendly enemy is as small task on her first day of work.... Terry's recognition of responsibility to a prim and proper boss is her first hurdle.... Marcia's ability to take criticism from a supervising nurse sets her on the right path.... And for Lois a Christmas job in a florist shopp sparks a new romance with an old beau. It is unfortunate that few of these stories are realistic enough to serve as valuable guideposts though many are entertaining. The contributors include Irene Gates, Bernard Glemser, Sylvic Schuman, Eliza Ledford, Macdonald Harris.