When is the last time you worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week for total pay of $225? My guess is probably never.
But if you’re a live-in domestic worker taking care of children or an in-home worker caring for the elderly, you probably have an inkling of how this scenario plays out.
Barbara Young, 66, certainly does. Last night, Young — a former nanny who is now a voice for domestic workers nationwide as an organizer for the National Domestic Workers Alliance — was saluted as one of seven winners of the 2013 Purpose Prize. That’s the award given to amazing people over 60 by Encore.org, the San Francisco-based nonprofit aiming to help people pursue encore careers: second acts for the greater good.