To truly understand how individuals experience work it is important for us to give them a voice. One way we have given them a voice is by posting their work stories and narratives. Below you will find a collection of work stories. Until we begin collecting our own interviews, we will be posting links to stories written in a New York Times column called “Life’s Work” by Lisa Belkin.
Life’s Work by Lisa Belkin:
- Dear Valued Worker, You’re Fired
- It’s No Act, I Need a Job
- Putting Younger Workers to Shame
- What Do I Do? It Depends on What Week it Is.
- When Whippersnappers and Geezers Collide
- Why Dad’s Resume Lists Car Pool
- You Won’t Find Me in My Office, I’m Working
Stories by Storycorps (storycorps.org):
- For a Garbage Man in Minnesota, “Trash Tells a Story”
- A Stanford Family: Groundskeeper Dad cultivates his son’s classroom dream
Pandemic Working Stories
- New York Times – “They Never Could Work From Home. These Are Their Stories.”
- The Nocturnists (podcast series by healthcare workers) – https://thenocturnists.com/podcast