StoryCorps Chicago: Take this job and shove it by WBEZ published on 2013/09/26 22:09:24 +0000 In 1949, when John Giolas was just 19, he started work at the U.S. Steel mill in Gary, Ind. For a while, he had a plum job working in the metallurgical lab, testing all the steel. But then U.S. Steel started its downward slide, laying off workers. Giolas found himself working a series of increasingly “low, demeaning jobs” at the mill. Giolas visited the StoryCorps booth with his sons Markus and Dale to remember the day he walked off the job and how he made a new life, despite his battles with depression.