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Women’s Jobs, Men’s Jobs Your Last Name Course Instructor’s Name Date Women’s Jobs, Men’s Jobs: Sex Segregation and Emotional Labor Summary The authors Mary Ellen Guy and Meredith A. Newman present the apparent causes that result in the wage difference among female and male employees of a company.
Due to this segregation, women are given jobs that involve an emotional labor which is a term used to describe the poignant effort that women have to put in their jobs without getting any credit for it as it is assumed to be a part of their personality. Although jobs are segregated so as to differentiate the tasks among men and women, it has been shown that emotional labor applies to both, men as well as women quality or characteristic that applies to both female and males (Guy and Newman 2004, 289). Most of the jobs such as public service jobs which involve handling or dealing with customers or clients often include greeting them politely, responding to their questions, or just interacting with them kindly. The archetypes of public service jobs include receptionists, administrative assistants, secretaries, clerical staff, and other positions that involve dealing with important people. All these jobs require an additional skill than to just doing manual labor and that is emotional labor. Although they involve emotional labor as well, job descriptions often do not explicitly mention emotional labor as part of the job requirements and it is inexplicably understood as being part of the job quality or characteristic that applies to both female and males (Guy and Newman 2004, 289). ...
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