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.
It’s interesting how the two numbers match; cut the workday by 25 percent, see profits rise by 25 percent.
A quick recap of the Seattle teachers’ strike, and what might happen next.
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.
In cities where the minimum wage has been successfully raised, restaurants are increasingly considering abolishing tips altogether.
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.
The Amazon story can be replicated at all sorts of companies that haven’t yet received the Times treatment.
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.”
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.