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Half of Emotional Laborers Had to Keep Working After Verbal Abuse

Half of Emotional Laborers Had to Keep Working After Verbal Abuse

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Although temporary work breaks, treatment, and counseling should be provided to emotional workers who suffer from abusive language and assault by customers, protection systems are not working as intended. According to a recent survey of 2,765 emotional workers conducted by the National Network for Emotional Labor, 70.9 percent of [...]

Emotional Laborers Oppose Family-oriented Expressions Intended to Prevent Verbal Abuse

Emotional Laborers Oppose Family-oriented Expressions Intended to Prevent Verbal Abuse

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are raising concerns that the concept of a family is being overly exploited as a ‘shield’ to protect emotional laborers. The laborers themselves believe that using the concept of a family to describe them is inappropriate. Last October, the Ministry of Employment and Labor distributed seven ringtones that [...]

Apartment Security Guards Struggle to Find Dignity

Apartment Security Guards Struggle to Find Dignity

GWANGJU, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Being employed as an apartment security guard is probably among the worst jobs to have in Korea, not because the work itself is particularly demanding, but because of the verbal, or sometimes even physical abuse that guards have to endure.  In a recent survey by Gwangju’s Contingent Workers Support [...]

1 in 10 Disabled Children Face Physical, Verbal and Sexual Abuse

1 in 10 Disabled Children Face Physical, Verbal and Sexual Abuse

SEOUL, Feb.18 (Korea Bizwire) – Data shows that one out of ten disabled children experience violence at kindergarten or day care centers. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced that it conducted a survey of 1,215 teachers, managers working at special schools, day care centers and kindergartens for disabled children, and parents of disabled [...]