All in a day's work: May Day musings
It may seem strange to us that May Day is celebrated as a traditional spring holiday in other parts of the world. It wasn't until late 19th century that May 1 was chosen as the International Workers Day (or Labour Day). This holiday holds a certain appeal in countries where lifelong labour is synonymous with life. The futurists however, are predicting days when Artificial Intelligence will do all the work for us, while we grapple with a lifetime of leisure; Kerala has just contributed to the process by banning the practice of ‘gawking’ charges. Read on…
Image by : Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Museum of Ice Cream
It’s a pop-up, but it takes 25 staffers on any given shift drawing from a San Francisco employee pool of 120 to run the Museum of Ice Cream. To get a job at the Museum, show up at the weekly casting call. And prepare for the first question: “What’s your ice-cream name?” That will be your identity. The job: mop scuff marks off the pink, alphabet-patterned linoleum, replace the cracked whipped-cream cans on the wall, offer ice-cream cones and cotton candy and mint mochis at precise moments and exert subtle crowd control, all the while keeping an easy jibe. The recruits’ average about 20 years old, so forget applying, you millennial!