Why We Still Work a Day Job & Being a Crime Statistics Analyst - SimplyPodLogical # 9

Why We Still Work a Day Job & Being a Crime Statistics Analyst - SimplyPodLogical # 9

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On this episode of SimplyPodLogical, Cristine and Ben discuss what they do at their day jobs, what it's like being a crime statistics analyst, working for the Canadian government, what our co-workers really think, and the challenges of having a job while doing YouTube.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect or represent those of the Government of Canada. :)

0:00 - Hey what's up holo everyone
3:52 - What do we do as crime statistics analysts?
9:25 - Why we first got into Criminology
12:45 - Challenges of working in a field with heavy subject matter
17:35 - Are we the people calling you for a survey?
20:32 - How do you get a job in the government?
24:21 - What we don't like about our jobs
28:20 - Is what we do Top Secret?
30:48 - What my co-workers really think of my YouTube channel
35:00 - What I really act like at work
41:16 - What crime-related findings in our work shocked us the most
45:32 - Sociological theories of crime from school and do we use them at work?
46:38 - Qualitative vs. quantitative research
51:20 - Don't come to our office or call us at work
52:33 - Using vacation days for YouTube
58:52 - Getting in trouble at work for having a YouTube channel
1:02:17 - Why we haven't gotten promoted in our government jobs
1:04:06 - Who are our favourite co-workers?
1:06:12 - What we really think about YouTubers who quit their day jobs
1:12:50 - Should we quit our day jobs (or YouTube)?

Videos referenced:
Painting my Boss' nails (2019): http://bit.ly/BossNails
Outtakes with my boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk1pa7YraQg

Articles & other references:
Macleans article: https://www.macleans.ca/economy/business/simply-nailogical-cristine-statscan/
FSWEP (government program for postsecondary students in Canada): https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/srs-sre/page01.htm?poster=1&lang=en
VICE article: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3b9gj/these-internet-famous-women-told-us-how-they-balance-their-online-and-real-life-jobs
Goffman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Presentation_of_Self_in_Everyday_Life
Cristine's Master of Arts thesis (qualitative research): https://curve.carleton.ca/9bd3a11c-4b59-41f3-b33e-6f8b2840b14a

Some of our research papers:
MeToo study: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2018001/article/54979-eng.htm
Attrition of sexual assault cases in the justice system: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2017001/article/54870-eng.htm
Prostitution offence research: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2016001/article/14670-eng.htm
Opioid study: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2019001/article/00011-eng.htm
Ben & Cristine co-wrote a paper: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2019001/article/00004-eng.htm
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