Tag Archive for ‘employment’

The Gender Pay Gap

by Deborah Talbot In the last half-century, advanced industrial nations have seen immense changes in the position of women in society. They have caught up or overtaken boys in educational achievement. They have joined the labour force and all other… Read More ›

The Tyranny of the Forced Smile

An interesting article in the New York Times discusses the mandated enthusiasm which increasingly characterises labour. This can be seen most emphatically in service jobs (e.g. the training required by Pret A Manger and its subsequent monitoring) but it’s also a feature… Read More ›

Bullshit jobs

Today I came across another good article by David Graeber about why there are so many really bad jobs around: On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs. “In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have… Read More ›