Following the work of Bourdieu and Tannock the article argue that different groups of youth workers are highly distinct. Accordingly safety prevention among youth workers needs to be nuanced in ways that include the differences between their different conditions at the workplaces. The article presents a categorization of youth workers in retail into five distinct groups and it offers an insight into narratives of risk situations at work, as told by five different young employees. In this part the categorization is explored and expanded according to the situated ways of 'doing' risk and safety within the working practices of five different young employees. The narratives are chosen from single- and group interviews with 26 young employees, collected in 6 various sized supermarkets, selected according to represent differences related to educational background, status, work tasks and working hours.
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 2013
Age, doing safety, categorization on the background of age, positioning, safety prevention, supermarkets, youth, qualitative study.