In this ethnography of the social experience of immobility, I explore how the immobility of these nursing assistant jobs joins together the economic and social world of the workplace with the economic and social worlds of the single mothers in both predictable and unexpected ways. I document, for example, the quandaries the wages pose for women's home lives and how women handle these. But, uniquely, I also show how tensions engendered by low wages and immobility feedback into and are managed within the workplace. I demonstrate that workers' economic and social struggles are not only recognized by management but are incorporated into workplace practices in ways that help contain and depoliticize their disruptive potential.At a starting wage of $10.34 an hour, the regular wages paid to nursing assistants at Rolling Meadows were slightly ... gOv/oco/ocosl65.htm#earnings ( U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.
|Title||:||The Shadows of Immobility: Low-wage Work, Single Mothers' Lives and Workplace Culture|
|Author||:||Kimberly A. Clum|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|