What Happens at Home When People Can’t Depend on Stable Work


Something troubling happens when people become resigned to this inevitability, beyond lost wages, routine, and a sense of purpose. In order to deal with the emotional fallout of being betrayed on the job, workers construct what we might consider a “moral wall” between work and home. At home, they brace themselves against the insecurity they largely accept in the workplace, striving to fend it off when it comes to family and friends.


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