A ROBOT INSTEAD (WORKTALES) (FEARON/WORKTALES)
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This series of 10 softcover novels dramatizes workplace issues. The importance of having strong skills, especially reading and math skills, is emphasized in these stories about people on the job.
Copyright � 2013 Tana Reiff First published in 2013 by Grass Roots Press All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in reviews. Grass Roots Press gratefully acknowledges the financial support for its publishing programs provided by the following agencies: the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Government of Alberta
stand to do that job again? But he said, “Yes, I can weld. I was a welder here for many years.” “Then this is your lucky day!” the woman said. She wrote down a name and handed it to Sonny. “A welder in the assembly plant quit this morning. Just walked out. They need someone right away. The boss over there is Curt Bobson. You go over to Building G. He will be waiting to talk to you.” “Just one thing,” she added. “I’ve been hearing they might put robots in the assembly
school for a long, long time. Would you let me think about it?” “Sure,” Curt said. “But I have to tell you, if you don’t want to train for the new job, there is no job.” “Got it,” said Sonny. “Do or die, right?” He didn’t want to think about learning a new job. Don’t know if I have what it takes, he was thinking. He was scared. So many changes these days. Go with the flow or sink in the water. That’s what Sonny was feeling. Chapter 9 “So that’s the story,” Sonny told
to look close up. One morning, Sonny was on the floor to check a robot. “Hey, buddy,” he said to the robot. “You’re off on that weld by a hair.” The robot kept on working. “Oh, no!” Sonny laughed. “I’m talking to a robot!” Chapter 11 The training team learned more and more about the robots. Before long, all were up to speed. “You did it, Sonny!” said Nora. “You said you couldn’t do it, but you did.” “Yes, I did,” Sonny said. He was feeling pretty good about himself.
out of here, big shot!” Nora smiled. “Go take a walk in the future!” “I’ll do that,” said Sonny. “See you when I get back from the moon!” He walked out the door. Then he looked back and gave Nora a big thumbs-up. Pathfinders If you enjoyed this book, you will enjoy these other Pathfinders titles by Tana Reiff. Change Order Chicken by Charlie Doors to the Sky Just for Today Play Money Take Away Three The Saw That Talked Time to Talk