I got this request from a reporter. I’m feeling nice, so I’m posting it. If you want to participate in her article, contact her directly. If you want to gripe anonymously, do so in the comments.
I’m a reporter at the Los Angeles Times working on a story about how the work environments at many offices are changing because of cost-cutting and shrinking revenues. I know people are working longer hours – often outside of the office, are always on call, all while their pay and benefits are shrinking and they’re being tracked and evaluated more closely by bosses. They’re being asked to pay for their own office equipment, for example, or are finding it is easier to get kicked off benefits plans with one false step. I’m looking for a few people willing to speak on the record about their experience with the changing workplace – how they’re seeing work environments change after the recession, and how this is affecting their home lives. Would really appreciate anyone willing to speak on the issue. They can reach me email@example.com or 212-448-2945.