Perspectives: I Wait for Email
Much has been written about the precarious nature of labor, its disintegrating social and economic securities. But what’s missing is an account of the sheer tedium of the experience. In our economy, meaningful work requires waiting for responses to job applications, to interview inquiries. One waits for feedback and criticisms. It is an anticipatory, ever hopeful, but often crushing existence.
A shortened spoken-word version of one of my blog posts was featured on KQED's "Perspectives" public radio series. You can listen to the piece here at KQED.