Category Archives: Labor

Who makes your paper bags? Who knows?

About five years ago I became captivated by the names on the bottoms of brown paper bags and subsequently wrote a post in which I imagined the difficult lives of those who assembled them. (See: https://springbyker.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/who-makes-your-paper-bags/) To my surprise, it … Continue reading

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Looking a gift T-shirt in the label

I want to preface this post by saying that I deeply appreciate that my friends and family members want to buy me gifts, that they take the time and effort to come up with something I might like, or they … Continue reading

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Who makes your paper bags?

Sometimes I’m reminded of the anonymity of jobs on the bottom of the wage and respect scale.  A few years ago I was folding and putting away a clean brown paper bag that had held groceries or a loaf of … Continue reading

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