8 edition of Bonjour Laziness found in the catalog.
September 12, 2006 by Vintage .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||144|
What's annoying: The author is trying to come across as a kind of cynical intellectual observer, but in the end she seems to be My expectations were not really high, but I at least thought that I would have to chuckle sometimes remembering my own, not hyper-successful, time in a big corporate enterprise. You'll only have to work harder for what amounts to peanuts. Words no longer serve to convey meaning and actually obscure the links between events by covering up the causes that produce them. May 03, John rated it really liked it. Rewritten by the management, it becomes official history, with its own heroes and festivals to motivate the worker and encourage identification with the company, unified and bonjoyr.
The good folk of Montaillou might not be killing one another, but they were killing time — or they would have been, had time had the same importance then as it does now. What's annoying: The author is trying to come across as a kind of cynical intellectual observer, but in the end she seems to be My expectations were not really high, but I at least thought that I would have to chuckle sometimes remembering my own, not hyper-successful, time in a big corporate enterprise. While jargon has eliminated a certain number of words, it has also created a large number of them--especially those based on abbreviations and contractions--without a thought for how awful they sound. In this archaic ethos, the notion that our personal identity or salvation was based on our jobs was as foreign as were the French coins only then beginning to trickle into the regional economy. Certain mechanisms are set in motion, but they proceed in an inexorable, wooden manner, giving the impression that no people are actually involved. This, it seems, was the extent of their multitasking.
Maier just has way too much bitterness about her years spent working in business and it spills out on every page. Do you think this promotes laziness? Sure, Corinne Maier has a point in that the power balance between company and employees has tilted towards the company, and her book is meant as a provocation, not as a scientific breakthrough. You'll only have to work harder for what amounts to peanuts. Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features.
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Dans la vie faut pas en faire. To make you obey. Was it ever a bestseller in North America? The U.
Corinne Maier: My book is for people who don't like [their jobs]. We could argue for a year whether the 20th-century corporation was a boon or a bust for society. For a brief moment at Montaillou, the Inquisition peeled back an archaic world, less heretical than one teeming with underachievers and slackers.
It's too difficult for me to figure that out. Bonjour Paresse Lists with This Book. Related Posts. After spending quite a bit of time hammering middle management, Ms. Extra, Extra: Big Business is Doomed! Why did EDF abandon their disciplinary action against you? Attending a lot of meetings, carrying useless paper, talking the talk and walking the walk are very important.
So, what's the solution? In he intuited the role played by newspeak in the functioning of the totalitarian state. I know, I worked twenty years in a corporation and this read instantly brought back visions of my old mannequin faced friends.
Of course, as in most things, the truth lies somewhere in the center. They're changing all the time, in accordance with the successive restructurings aimed at This book is just irreverent.
Nothing can happen here: no surprises, no excitement--unless you count being fired! It shows you how to become impervious to manipulation and escape the implacable law of usefulness—in short, it explains why it is in your best interests to work as little as possible.
You should feel lucky—after all, your job is a privilege think of all those who would like to have it. Its jargon is a fixed response to the complexity of real life. The author is expecting that the end of history is just around the corner.
But will it appeal to work-crazed New Yorkers? Maybe it still lies there. The more technical and abstract the language used in business, the more persuasive businesspeople believe it to be. Share this. Not only was it set in an aesthetically beautiful park-like setting, we had all the amenities… a never-ending coffee pot and a dedicated restaurant downstairs that literally only fed us.
So this is where we begin.
No, I think laziness is a consequence of working in a structure where you have the feeling that what you do is pointless, and where you are treated as a number or an object.This sets the tone for Maier's revolutionary book on getting away with doing as little as possible at work.
Full of practical tips as well as insights into the workings of the modern company, BONJOUR LAZINESS is as inspirational as it is enlightening.5/5(1). Find books like Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn't Pay from the world’s largest community of readers.
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