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'Working while feeling awful is normal': one Roma's experience of presenteeism

Collins, H, Barry, S and Dzuga, P (2021) 'Working while feeling awful is normal': one Roma's experience of presenteeism. Work, Employment and Society. ISSN 0950-0170

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This article presents an account of a young Roma man’s lived experience of working in the agricultural sector while sick, and shines a spotlight on the impact of precarious work, low pay and eligibility and access to sick pay, with particular emphasis on Roma, and how these factors interconnect to foster presenteeism. The repercussions of presenteeism, relayed through Piotr’s personal narrative and reflections about his work, family role, ambition and daily survival, enrich public sociology about this under explored area of migrant Roma’ working life. Due to fear of further discrimination and increased problems at work, Piotr is a pseudonym.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1402 Applied Economics, 1503 Business and Management, 1608 Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Business & Management (from Sep 19)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 12:36
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2023 10:15
DOI or ID number: 10.1177/0950017021998950
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14347
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