Mi hermano es trabajador de la industria de servicios. Trabaja en un restaurante de comida rápida y hace todo tipo de tareas, desde recibir pedidos de clientes testarudos que piden cosas que no están en el menú hasta limpiar los enchastres que la gente deja en sus mesas al retirarse, limpiar baños y sacar la basura con un enjambre de moscas zumbándole en la cara. Todo por diez … [Read more...]
My brother is a service industry worker. He works at a hamburger restaurant doing all sorts of tasks, from taking orders from testy customers who want to order items that don’t exist on the menu, to cleaning up the messes people leave behind on their tables, to cleaning bathrooms and taking out garbage as swarms of flies buzz around his face. All for ten dollars an hour. Many … [Read more...]
Children are a distinct, purposeful focus in my life. I'm the parent of a brilliant six-year-old and have many close friends with delightful kids as well. I work as a substitute para-educator, a job that sends me to a plethora of classrooms, K-12, throughout my city. I'm also a transgender woman. People often connect children with trans issues, but outside the occasional … [Read more...]
Workplaces can be sites of hostility – particularly for folks with marginalized identities. The same issues that occur outside work tend to show up inside of the workplace. There’s been substantial public dialogue addressing issues like sexual harassment, racial discrimination, wage gaps and problematic hiring practices. However, it’s also important to be able to identify the … [Read more...]
In over a decade of working, I’ve had the privilege of exposure to a lot of different industries. I’ve done service (movie theater usher), corporate (analyst), education (high school and college instructor), and even marketing (that dude who walks around neighborhoods taping up fliers for lawn care). Every employer has had its own culture, its own goals, and its own … [Read more...]
The Body Is Not an Apology
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