Tuesday, 13 March 2012

"Emotional Labour "

Hi there, 

Today I'm here to talk about "Emotional Labour" , The definition is a form of emotional regulation wherein workers are expected to display certain emotions as part of their job. 

Some examples that require are, 
-Waiting staff-  ex.Smiling & expressing positive emotion to clients or customers.
-Flight attendant

An example from the podcast I listened to the other day called " Spark 97". Seth Godin defines" Emotional Labour" as difficult work that, other people don't feel like doing. " Its Labor, thats what we get paid for.The harder you work, and get your work out their to show others, the more it will pay off. Some of us don't get paid to blog or create a design, we are trying to show our talent, and make ourself known.

As a Graphic Designer, we show Emotional Labour in our art work, each day I check out a few of my favourite sites, and blogs that inspire me or help me out each and everyday. To me I find my inspiration from looking at photos and reading peoples blogs. 

1) We heart it, Is a way for people to express how there feeling, love, or pretty much anything random.

2)Google plus, is a way to post a blog and show the kind of work others do and things that people like or have made.   

3)Piccsy is a place to show the work you have done or simply like an image, its my spot for inspiration, and great ideas to show the world. 

Below are a few links for you to check out: 



Below is a link to the "podcast" & Seth Godin's blog http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2010/01/spark-97-january-3-5-2010/http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/

Hope you all enjoyed your stay and hope you all learned something new today!!
Have a wonderful Week :) 

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