For Maryland Public Defender, Economic Crisis Means More Work

BY Paul Solman  September 3, 2010 at 2:54 PM EDT

Editor’s Note: On Friday’s NewsHour, Paul Solman looks at the issue of worker burnout as a side effect of the recession. As companies have reduced their workforce, the remaining employees are having to do more with less. Below, Maryland public defender Emily Livingston describes how her caseload has increased:

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We also interviewed flight attendant Ramona Arellano-Snyder. Here, she discusses how many in her line of work are forced to work extra hours to make up for lost pay.