On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane

Emily Guendelsberger | 2020
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Laid-off journalist Guendelsberger works low-end jobs at an Amazon warehouse; Convergys–a call center; and McDonald’s. She talks about the ensuing physical and psychological stress of workers who are watched, timed, and treated as something less than human beings, all for a pittance of what white-collar workers earn. She starts out with the question: “What does being ‘in the weeds’ mean to you?” Your answer can identify you as a white or blue-collar worker.