MYW Unscripted Episode 12 – Essential Services

Essential services ensure that our continues to run, but things are a bit different during a pandemic. In this episode, we talk about some of the occupations that have graduated to essential and discuss how their new “value” has yet to reach employees.



1:10: What is an essential service?

2:56: The shift in importance of custodial work and other occupations

8:00: Will the perceived value of certain occupations shift?

10:20: Job evaluation

17:45: Are certain essential services now “non-essential”?

22:50: Final thoughts


Mentioned This Episode:

NYT article on custodial services

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Our intro and outro music for Unscripted is “Pamgaea” by Kevin McLeod, licensed under licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. You can find more of Kevin’s music at


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