What’s happening to how we work?
Paid sick leave dominates conversations on Capitol Hill and in our workplaces as the new coronavirus continues to spread. However, paid sick leave is far from a given. About 30 percent of private company employees don’t have paid sick days, setting them up to potentially choose between income and health.
But paid sick leave isn’t the only benefit that workers take into account. In today’s increasingly technological world, many employees — even those in so-called “good jobs” — are expected to do more with less. Is working more worth what you get?
Guest host Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor at Marketplace, talked with a sociologist and a management professor about how jobs — and all they entail — have morphed over time and what the future of work could look like.
Phyllis Moen is the McKnight endowed presidential chair in sociology and a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. She has published several books and is the co-author of “Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do about It.”
Peter Capelli is the George W. Taylor professor of management at the Wharton School and director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources.
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.
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