Willing Slaves How the Overwork Culture Is Ruling Our Lives E–book/E–pub
Ims is a product of the last thirty years or so and Lays At The Door at the door companies out The Traveling Musicians for profit There are lots of examples and descriptions of lifestyles and jobs that have become even prevalent in the nearly ten years since it was written and were again in the news at the time I was slowly reading it Maybe it is because it is no longer new that I thought it was over simplistic and repetitive and didn t enjoy reading it Iound this personally very relevant to my life While it doesn t offer many solutions it is thought provoking and has encouraged me to value my ree time and not to get sucked into
the uantity of work being valuable than uality uantity of work being valuable than uality have been guilty of this in the past To do a job well need to be healthy and not neglecting my health why the british work the longest hours in europe but the economy is still behind the big european economies also the stresses involved with the long hours competitive nature of the work place and culture and how to achieve a balance between one s work and social life. Ob insecurity stress exhaustion; the British workforce has not been so powerless or 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 amily life have become secondar. ,
Scussing how the past decades have seen the development of an overwork culture looking at the extremely negative impacts of that culture rom increased stress and mental health problems to less time to care Pointers From Nisargadatta Maharaj for those we love and then looks at the solutions to the issues In doing so Bunting sets up an impressive argument It is well researched exuisitely argued and extremely relevant to a range of political issues weace around the world today The only critiue I have of Bunting s work is that sometimes she Can Be Too Thorough be too thorough times the points are a bit laboured as she uses numerous examples and statistics to make the same point Whilst
The Book Is Extremely Easybook is extremely easy read therefore this can make it drag on a little Some O Espio Que Saiu Do Frio finer editing would have been useful This criticism aside however and this book is definitely worth a read Not sure why I picked this uprom the table at the Unconvention when I have already done the opting out it suggests at least to a certain extent It explores the overwork culture which it cla. Classroom and hospital as a cult of efficiency has driven a missionary magnetism of tighter deadlines And Exacting Targets In exacting targets in most exploitative and manipulative work culture developed since the industrial revolution What do we get in return or this hard work Stagnant wages .
It is through work that we seek to satisfy our craving or a sense of control of mastery of security and autonomy in a chaotic insecure world this is the gold at the end of the rainbow The craving is never satisfied we are always promised if we work that bit harder It s telling that over a decade after this book was published most of what it includes remains as relevant as ever Madeline Bunting sets out to understand why Britain is a nation of workaholics compared to European neighbours who tend to view excessive Work As A Sign as sign inefficiency not dedication despite an enduring lack of social mobility see above job stability adeuate benefits and so on She talks to a range of people in different careers about their perspective on overwork culture and to a ew who have managed to opt out In this book Madeleine Bunting takes and in depth look at the overwork culture that is dominating the United Kingdom although the messages and evidence are relevant throughout the world Bunting explores this issue in depth di. A hardhitting expose of the overwork culture and modern management techniues 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. ,