Working Without Commitments offers a new understanding of the social and health impacts of this change in the modern workplace, where outsourcing, limited term contracts, and the elimination of pensions and health benefits have become the new standard. Using information from interviews and surveys with workers in less permanent employment, the authors show how precarious employment affects the health of workers, labour productivity, and the sustainability of the traditional family model. A timely and relevant work for uncertain economic times, Working Without Commitments provides helpful information for understanding the present workplace and securing better futures for today's workforce.Unable to get teaching work in Canada, Hong added to his skills, hoping to find work as a pharmacy assistant. But the combination of long hours at low pay to make ends meet while learning new skills on his own left him exhausted. I go home, the first thing I have to ... I just lie down, sit down, relax. I cana#39;t do much more.
|Title||:||Working Without Commitments|
|Author||:||Wayne Lewchuk, Marlea Clarke, de Wolff|
|Publisher||:||McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2011-01-17|