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A Glass Unbroken (Volume 3)

by Mel King

About The Book

In the Air Force, Mel King had responsibility for an entire department comprising of about 12 Air Force airmen and four civilian personnel, yet, his first job as a civilian was pushing a mail cart, handing out mail in an office complex. The odd thing that has happened most of his career, is that he would out-perform his Anglo peers, and yet he would receive very little recognition. Many times, he would hear the question being asked of companies, “Why don’t you have Black Americans in senior positions?” The response would be, “Well, we can’t find any with a degree and the experience.” And yet again, Mel was available, with an MBA, and managerial experience. In Mel’s career, he saved companies, verifiable, millions of dollars; and, his White counterparts, who would do fractionally less, got recognized and the bonuses. So, he wrote Uncommon as a beginning documentation of the glass ceiling, unfairness, and challenges Black Americans have in Corporate America.

Publication date March 18,2023
Language English
ISBN 979-8-88963-333-4 (Paperback)
979-8-88963-334-1 (E-BOOK)
Genre Nonfiction, Social Sciences
Pages 132
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

While in the Air Force, Mel had the unique opportunity to attend the Air Force Academy; however, he resigned to pursue a career in the corporate world. While working for Hughes Aircraft and later for Martin Marietta (now Lockeed Martin), his diligence and work ethics quickly gained him recognition as a “go to guy” when a company needed someone to resurrect an organization or act as liaison with customers. While working during the day, Mel acquired an AA degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude, a B.S. degree in Finance with a 3.5 G.P.A., and then on to obtain his MBA, with a 3.7 G.P.A. By his third year of working at Martin Marietta, Mel had already contributed significantly to the company by reducing projected overruns by multi-millions of dollars. As you read his story, you be the judge and determine if the proverbial glass ceiling was in place.


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