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Inequality Labor

Cloud 9 Budgeting

After requesting a raise from the district manager, Amy now has to sit through a financial planning workshop with her boss and the other employees. The employees quickly point out that the budget Glenn is presenting doesn’t have line items for things like food, childcare, or healthcare. The clip ends with Glen suggesting that the employees seek government assistance to support their low income.

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Labor

Amy Weighs a Promotion

After Dina stepped down as assistant manager, the store manager needs to find her replacement. Amy knows she is the likely candidate but declines the offer before Glenn can offer her the position. Her rationale conforms to the income-leisure tradeoff model. Since there is no increase in earnings from the assistant manager position, Amy doesn’t want to spend more of her time away from leisure. The scarcity of time available in her day means she must make tradeoffs on how to spend her time and she would rather spend it on her college classes.

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Labor

Negotiating for a Raise

Amy wants to ask her boss for a raise, but she’s nervous. Jonah attempts to encourage her to fight for a higher wage because a portion of the wage gap is partly due to women being socialized that negotiating isn’t in their favor. Amy isn’t in the mood for his lecture, and Jonah gives up.