What Prostitutes, Nurses and Nannies Have in Common

My longest stint as a care worker has been as a prostitute, but nearly every job I've ever held has involved what Arlie Russell Hochschild termed "emotional labor." No one who's known me as an escort, a nanny, or a waitress is surprised to see me going to nursing school; emotional labor gives the most back to me,… » 2/17/13 11:35am 2/17/13 11:35am

"Bow To The Stereotypes" In Caring For Your Parents, Says NYT Blogger

A daughter and son visit their ailing mother in her assisted-living apartment. The daughter organizes her mother's wardrobe, cleans her dentures, and is the one Mom comes to when she needs diapers. The son spends his visit "tap-tap-tapping on his BlackBerry." So who gets all the praise for being a wonderful child? If… » 9/25/08 2:40pm 9/25/08 2:40pm