Tens of thousands of people with HIV want to return to work at
least part time but are afraid of losing medical benefits, or losing disability income and then being unable to work in the future.
For example, if an employee expects to work at
a temporary site on a project for only six months, it is irrelevant that the project is expected to last for more than one year.
The Mechanics' State Council, an early and powerful federation of California unions, lay the blame for the current economic depression, and the conditions of female degradation it had created, at the feet of Chinese labor: "Our young women are compelled to work at
starvation prices, and are degraded by association with Chinamen in the workshops during their hours of labor.
Lastly, blurred and/or double vision may impact the individual's ability to work at
occupations which require visual acuity.
Indeed, a final way that employees can exercise choice over their hours of employment is to work at
more than one job.
A second group, consisting of 43% of those who had used alternative schedules, referred to life-style considerations, such as a desire to coordinate with a husband's work schedule or an ability to work at
home or a wish to avoid rush hour traffic.
A strong majority (85 percent) expects to work at
something they feel passionate about.
Most striking in this worker's testimony is the recognition of some socially-recognized age level (here unspecified) at which boys would earn their keep, that as family breadwinner he chose to purchase his sons' idleness, and that he held a notion of the worth of his sons' labor which caused him to spare them and himself the quiet humiliation of sending them out to work at