It was a climate of fear for a bunch of delicate orchids.
Some of the most educated and skilled people in our society are among the most exploited workers.
Unionization had been rare in the industry because it cultivated “an aura of gentility which leads to self-deception.”
“The New Yorker is strong, but at the same time it is fragile. For everybody’s sake, I hope we will do nothing to hurt it.”
The work seemed to slide into Friday, while the money stopped on Thursday.
Was the magazine exploiting everyone? It sure felt like it.