The unseen costs of dirty work | Curio

The unseen costs of dirty work

6 mins | Mar 2, 2022

Work confers dignity. But some jobs are also a source of stigma. From abattoir operatives to prison guards, the term 'dirty work' has become to define a wide array of jobs, in particular those that are essential but stigmatised, both crucial to society and kept at arm’s length from it. The Economist explores how the pandemic has started to change people's awareness of these types of positions but warns that the emotional toll of many of the roles is still largely ignored.

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