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Young man with Asperger's dumped by B&M after 15 hours of free work as campaigners demand end to 'trial' shifts
I don't object to trial shifts. I do object to them being for free! If you're working, you should be paid.
pay  work  viaJennieRigg  OhForFucksSake 
7 weeks ago by andrewducker
To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now
tl;dr - outsourcing puts a cap on people's movement, as you have to go from one organisation to another, rather than being able to rise through the ranks.

It's a "divide and conquer" move, which makes it possible to crush the people at the bottom, because they aren't part of the same "us" as the people further up the economic chain.
economics  jobs  work  inequality 
september 2017 by andrewducker
Emotional Labor - (A Massive MetaFilter Thread Condensed)
I'd read bits and pieces before, but not made the time to read the whole thing through. Glad I did, finally, do that.
emotion  work  relationships  gender  society  patriarchy 
may 2017 by andrewducker
Brexit: Drop in EU workers contributes to labour shortage in UK
Of course, that was part of the point - lower supply of workers leading to greater pressure for higher wages
work  UK  europe 
february 2017 by andrewducker
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