When I teach introductory courses in I-O psychology or human resources management, I like to ask my students to describe their dream jobs. As you might expect, they typically name high-status, white-collar professions such as doctor, lawyer, or CEO. These are the same kinds of jobs that I-O and human […]
What Jobs Do We Care About Anyway?
Geoffrey Owens was once a supporting actor on The Cosby Show. Now he’s a cashier at Trader Joe’s. Is this an enormous fall from grace or just part of a natural career arc? Either way, I’m shocked at how some news outlets are reporting it. Both The Daily Mail and […]