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  • Summary: The docu-series looks at the people who utilize STRIVE, a job placement program at San Diego's Second Chance.
  • Genre(s): Documentary
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Aug 15, 2012
    80
    Though these people may not resemble any job seekers you know, the portraits feel about as honest as reality TV gets.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Aug 15, 2012
    80
    Beyond the emotional pull of the individual stories, Get to Work breaks down a certain us/them barrier, showing with painful clarity the holes left by the absence of family structure and education.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Aug 15, 2012
    80
    While it's a rough, sometimes grim, process, it feels that much more well-earned when, at the end of the first episode, one student, Bobby–who struggled to speak for himself in mock interviews–visits a future class to report that he's held a carpentry job for a month.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Aug 16, 2012
    80
    It's all so real it verges on the mundane, but the show is also strong and necessary medicine for these times.
  5. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Aug 24, 2012
    80
    It is neither a cheap thrill or too painful to watch these lost souls being drilled in first impressions.
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