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.

Swedish Company Drops Workdays By 25 Percent, Profits Rise 25 Percent

It’s interesting how the two numbers match; cut the workday by 25 percent, see profits rise by 25 percent.

The Seattle Teachers’ Strike Is Suspended, For Now

A quick recap of the Seattle teachers’ strike, and what might happen next.

The Distances We Go to Labor

On this day-after-Labor-Day, let’s discuss the distances we go to labor. This means commutes, of course, but it also means traveling to the dry cleaners or the laundromat for that work-appropriate wardrobe.

Can We End Tipping Culture?

In cities where the minimum wage has been successfully raised, restaurants are increasingly considering abolishing tips altogether.

Full-Time Dad, Part-Time Uber Driver

My primary responsibilities as a stay-at-home dad of three consist of breaking up toddler fights before they go from hilarious to incapacitating and somehow finding a way to pay half of our household bills. To do the latter, I’ve held a variety of part-time and odd-hour jobs.

Winner-Take-All Economics

The Amazon story can be replicated at all sorts of companies that haven’t yet received the Times treatment.

Our Current Economy, Decades in the Making

The gig economy was jumpstarted a long time ago.

Taxi Cab Confessions

In San Francisco, you can hail a yellow cab with an app, and when the cab pulls over, the driver may say, like mine did tonight, “Hello, how are you? I’m not doing well.”

Undercompensated in Academia

I grew up in an academic household, and academia was a goal of mine from an early age. Both my parents are musicians teaching in academia, and while I also loved to perform, I had decided in college that I would probably follow in my parents’ footsteps and pursue teaching on a university level.