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It's 1946 and a young college graduate leaves home to earn money and accepts a job with the Greyhound Bus line. She becomes a company spy. Margean Worst is hired to ride the buses throughout Michigan and beyond and report on the activities of the bus drivers. She poses as a passenger and reports on the drivers honesty and equipment handling. The talks of the hotels she stays in, her roommates, costs of meals and the weather. She has to make sure she doesn't ride with the same driver and is recognized. She makes good money for the time but faces fatigue and loneliness. Margean Gladysz is A Spy on the Bus.
Margean grew up in Galesburg and still works at the Kalamazoo Public Library.
A Spy on the Bus