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by Madeleine Bunting

Download Willing Slaves : How the Overwork Culture Is Ruling Our Lives ePub
  • ISBN 000716372X
  • ISBN13 978-0007163724
  • Language English
  • Author Madeleine Bunting
  • Publisher Harpercollins Pub Ltd (May 31, 2005)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats doc lrf azw docx
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Anthropology
  • Size ePub 1442 kb
  • Size Fb2 1795 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 234

A hard-hitting expose of the overwork culture and modern management techniques that seduce millions of people to hand over the best part of their lives to their employer. Work has come to increasingly dominate British national life. 'Job intensification' affects every shopfloor, office, classroom and hospital, as a cult of efficiency has driven a missionary magnetism of tighter deadlines and more exacting targets in the most exploitative and manipulative work culture developed since the Industrial Revolution. What do we get in return for this hard work? Stagnant wages, job insecurity, stress, exhaustion; the British workforce has not been so powerless for over a century. 'Willing Slaves' exposes the paradox that, though we're all being exploited, it's work that has come to give our lives meaning: religion, political causes, family life have become secondary. This book reveals how this astonishing fraud has been perpetrated, how millions of workers know they face burnout but believe 'there is no alternative'. Bunting tells us how to take our lives back -- and what will happen if we don't.

Willing Slaves - Madeleine Bunting.

Willing Slaves - Madeleine Bunting. The starting point for this book has been readers of my column in the Guardian. How willing are these wage slaves? And finally, why is it that the choices become individualised, and that many of us have lost virtually all interest in collective reform of our working lives? It is in the workplace that the pressures of market disciplines such as competitiveness and cost-effective efficiency impinge most directly on people’s daily experience.

Less work means more freedom to do our own work or do what we want to do. Bunting gives a few inspiring . His book How to Be Idle is published by Hamish Hamilton in August. Read extracts from Willing Slaves by Madeleine Bunting. Sweet smiles, hard labour. I work, therefore I am.

Bunting also calls on the unions to help. They have become so obsessed with wages, she says, that they have forgotten about conditions and employee well-being. They have neglected the terrible effects that not being able to control one's own time can have on the human spirit. Topics.

Madeleine Bunting is a leading columnist and feature-writer for the Guardian. Some of them will doubtless fall flat if you, uh, haven't lived in the UK for the last 20 years. This is not to mention her cultural references. 11 people found this helpful. She has also been its religious affairs correspondent. Paperback: 416 pages. Publisher: HarperPerennial (June 6, 2005).

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Автор:Madeleine Bunting. 4 Drawing data from nationally representative samples,5 he compared responses to the statement ‘My job requires that I work very hard.

by Madeleine Bunting Madeline Bunting’s polemic delves into the plight of the British, where full-time workers put in the longest hours in Europe at an average 4. a week, ahead of the EU average.

by Madeleine Bunting. In John Maynard Keynes’ 1928 essay "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren" he writes, "Let us for the sake of argument suppose that a hundred years from now we are eight times better off than we are in the economic sense than we are today. The United States GDP is now, indeed, nearly eight times larger than 1928 (. times to be precise). Madeline Bunting’s polemic delves into the plight of the British, where full-time workers put in the longest hours in Europe at an average 4. a week, ahead of the EU average of 4.

A hard-hitting exposé of the overwork culture and modern management techniques that seduce millions of people to hand over the best part of their lives to their employer. Work has come to increasingly dominate British national life. Job intensification’ affects every shopfloor, office, classroom and hospital, as a cult of efficiency has driven a missionary magnetism of tighter deadlines and more exacting targets in the most exploitative and manipulative work culture developed since the.

A hard-hitting exposé of the overwork culture and modern management techniques that seduce millions of people to hand over the best part of their lives to their .