‘Tis the Season for Emotional Labor

Why does the holiday season leave so many of us worn out? Because most holiday work is straight-up emotional labor.

Billing The Patriarchy For My Emotional Labor

No one asked me to anticipate when we’ll need more toilet paper and find out which store has the best deal on an economy pack, either. My emotional labor is automatic, a kind of compulsion.

Emotional Labor and the Man Who Paid Me $400 to Have Dinner With Him

He didn’t say $400 straight out. He didn’t name any sort of price and I knew it’d be gauche to ask; it would ruin the deal.

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Emotional Labor

Timothy Noah looks at “emotional labor,” which in practice means work environments where employees are required to exude happiness.