The Ballroom Tango of Youth Temporary Employment
Price, Robin A. (2007) The Ballroom Tango of Youth Temporary Employment. In 23rd EGOS Colloquium: Beyond Waltz – Dances of Individuals and Organisations, 5-7 July, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria.
This paper outlines the experience of the tango of temporary casual employment for youth in Australia. A case study of a large Australian supermarket chain is used to examine the costs and benefits of this form of employment for both parties to the employment relationship. The paper argues that the firm’s lack of commitment to their casual labour force is mirrored in their employee’s casual approach to employment with the firm. As in the ballroom tango which fails to connect the upper torsos of the dancers, youth casual workers are joined in an employment relationship, but the commitment does not extend to the head and the heart.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Youth, Casual Employment, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2011 23:32|
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