Tuesday, January 20, 2009

[IWS] CIRCUS PERFORMER--WORKER PROFILE (MarketPlace Radio) [15 January 2009]

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

[NOTE: The following series is appropriately used for teaching in high schools and colleges; training and development in industry; and for general policy discussions].

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MARKETPLACE (Radio & Website)

WORKING [profiles of single workers in the global economy]

Working. It's what most of us do for half our waking lives. It's how we feed and clothe ourselves and how we support our families. It shapes our sense of who we are, and of where we fit in the scheme of things.
Working is also what connects us. Almost everything around us is the product of human labor­much of it performed in faraway places, by people we will never meet.
Each month, WORKING brings us into the life of a single worker in the global economy. Intimate profiles of real people with real families, real struggles, real dreams, and real jobs.

Svitlana Svystun                 Circus Performer         $1,135/week (includes husband)

As a performer with The Great Moscow State Circus, Svitlana Svystun spends ten months a year traveling from fairground to fairground around the United Kingdom. Home is a cramped trailer that she shares with her ringmaster husband Andrey and their three-year-old son Maxim. She does two performances a day, five or six days a week, risking serious injury every time she steps into the ring. It's a dangerous, nomadic life. But it's surprisingly domestic, too.

Past Stories include --

Leandro Carvalho                 Labor Inspector

Fidele Musafiri                   MINER FROM CONGO                 

Agus Laodi                        PIRATE          

* Samanta                         Sex Worker

   * Whyman Richards             Iceberg Wrangler
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/iceberg.html >

   * Mohmen                       Tannery Worker
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/mohmen.html >
   listen to full story

   * Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen     Movie Director
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/lancelot.html >

   * Hussein Ralib Esfandiari   Dhow Captain    $1500-3000/month         Dubai, United Arab Emirates
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/dhow.html>

   * Wahid Khan Habibula        Cargo Agent              $800/month                Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/khan.html>

   * Chloé Doutre-Roussel       Chocolate Taster        $2,180/day                Paris, France
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/chloe.html>

   * Gordana Jankuloska         Cabinet Minister        $1,400/month              Macedonia
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/gordana.html >

   * Marco Moreno Gonzales      Textile Worker  $840/month                Lima, Peru
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/marco.html>

   * Sam Ahmedu                  NBA Scout                $1,458/month              Lagos, Nigeria
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/nbascout.html >

   * Romulo Greham               Lobster Diver            $2.64/lobster lb                  Mosquito Coast, Honduras
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/lobsterdiving.html >

   * Blair Ghent                 Industrial Mechanic     $6,000/month              Alberta, Canada
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/oilsands.html >

   *Chanta Nguon                 CEO                       $600/month                Cambodia        
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/chanta.html >

   * Laowang                      Express Mail Driver     $238/month                China
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/wang.html>

   * Diana Ivanova Dimova       Pop Singer               $10/night                 Bulgaria
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/dayana.html >

   * Tarek Haidar Eskandar      Fixer                     $20-75/day                Lebanon
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/tarek.html>

   * Pedro Córdova               Metal Worker             $540/month                La Oroya, Peru
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/pedrocordova.html >

   *Valdet Dule                  Minesweeper              $30/day                   Kosovo-Albania Border
< http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/valdetdule.html >
This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 255-2703                
Fax: (607) 255-9641                       
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