It's getting harder and harder to leave work at 5 o'clock. And when you do finally get to go home, the toilet needs to be scrubbed and the kids and your spouse are fighting for your attention. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, the time bind. Also, the stress on working fathers, and Frederick Winslow Taylor, who thought he'd make life better by timing every move.
University of California at Berkeley sociologist Arlie Hochschild tells Judith Strasser why employees don't take advantage of "family friendly" policies. It's the subject of her new book "The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work."SEGMENT 2:
Frederick Winslow Taylor was the first efficiency expert. His biographer, Robert Kanigel, tells Steve Paulson how Taylor tried to apply science to human work patterns and the effects those efforts have had on workers today. Kanigel's book is called "The One Best Way." Also, philosopher Richard Bell tells Judith Strasser about the French moral and political thinker Simone Weil who was deeply involved in labor issues. Bells's books include "Simone Weil's Philosophy of Culture" and "Compassion is the Rainow: The Moral and Political Thought of Simone Weil."SEGMENT 3:
James Levine heads the Fatherhood Project at the Families and Work Institute and is the author of "Working Fathers: New Strategies for Balancing Work and Family." Levine tells Steve Paulson that men are torn bewteen the drive to provide for their families and the desire to spend more time with them
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