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Rank Has Its Privileges – John P. O’Brien

Ed Stone, a baby boomer, spent his youth rebelling against his domineering mother. When Ed graduates from college (1977) and takes a corporate position, he expects to achieve happiness with his new independence. Ed’s immature expectations with attractive women and conflicts with his corporate superiors cause him to question the direction of his life. A personal crisis leads Ed to search for new meaning in his life. His aunt and a priest help Ed to spiritually grow by seeing God’s presence in everyday experiences. Ed strives to improve relationships with friends and family members He accepts the realities of his impossible work situation and follows the dictates of his conscience to stop corporate corruption at the risk of losing his career.