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Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Ben Hamper

Bernard "Ben" Egan Hamper III (1956 - ) is a former factory worker at General Motors, a newspaper columnist, best-selling author, and radio talk show host.

As a child Hamper wanted absolutely nothing to do with working in an automotive factory. Hamper's father, along with the majority of family members on both sides, spent many years working on the factory line. Hamper thought nothing could be more boring and senseless. The heat, the noise and the repetition of the job seemed excruciating to Hamper. As a child Hamper wanted to become an ambulance driver. To be an ambulance driver was to possess a free pass to every accident and gorefest the world could offer. It was the coolest job ever and Ben wanted it. Alas, it was not to be.

Hamper married young and eventually gave in to working at GM Truck and Bus as a riveter. Hamper...

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