The Fun Part- Shift Workers Rule the (Pop Culture) World
Where haven’t shift workers shown up over the years?
- Fast Food Nation (2006) showed the difficulties of working in slaughterhouses, especially for illegal immigrants
- North Country (2005) starred Charlize Theron as the woman who won the first major sexual harassment case in the US after taking a job in a mine and facing intense sexism and abuse
- In that children’s classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie’s dad was a shift worker, who spent his hours screwing toothpaste caps onto tubes of toothpaste.
- Fast Food Nation
- Archie Bunker, in the popular 70’s sitcom All in the Family, worked as a taxi driver, foreman, and janitor
- Article analyzing the portrayal of nurses in film