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“Headphones are the new wall,” he said, pointing to the covered ears of his neighbors. Cubicle culture is already something of a punch line — how many ways can we find to annoy one another all day? — but lately the complaints are being heard by the right people, including managers and social scientists. Companies are redesigning offices, piping in special background noise to improve the acoustics and bringing in engineers to solve volume issues. From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz
The Myth of the Cool Office - Rebecca Greenfield Don't be fooled by the perks at all those Silicon Valley (and Alley) offices — it's all just part of a subtle plot to control employee behavior. The founders of Fab.com, which just got itself a $1 billion valuation, admitted as much to Bloomberg 's Sarah Freier . The shopping site wields its beer on tap, free lunch, and ice-cream machine as a means to force Fab employees to send emails in a "certain font," use high-quality paper, and always "be Fab" — whatever terrible thing that means.
On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs | Strike! Magazine Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up? That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? David Graeber explored the phenomenon of bullshit jobs for our recent summer issue – everyone who’s employed should read carefully… On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber.
Should we worry about 'unproductive' financial sector gobbling up our best? | Business In 2006, just before the financial crisis, a survey found that 46% of graduating students at Princeton were starting their careers in financial services. Photograph: Michael S Yamash/Corbis Are too many of our most talented people choosing careers in finance – and, more specifically, in trading, speculating, and other allegedly unproductive activities? In the United States, 7.4% of total compensation of employees in 2012 went to people working in the finance and insurance industries. Whether or not that percentage is too high, the real issue is that the share is even higher among the most educated and accomplished people, whose activities may be economically and socially useless, if not harmful. In a survey of elite US universities, Catherine Rampell found that in 2006, just before the financial crisis, 25% of graduating seniors at Harvard, 24% at Yale, and a whopping 46% at Princeton were starting their careers in financial services.
Recently David Graeber has gotten some attention for an essay on “the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs”, which is notable mostly for getting some important arguments about the nature of work into wider circulation than usual. Mainstream economists have taken notice of Graeber’s contention that much of the activity that people are compelled to perform in return for their wages is “effectively, pointless”. But the result of mainstream engagement, as often as not, is little more than a demonstration of the narrow perspective of the conventional economist. The Ethic of Marginal Value :: Peter Frase
Tatyana Deryugina (Illinois) and Olga Shurchkov (Wellesley): When are Appearances Deceiving? The Nature of the Beauty Premium. The best, brightest, and least productive: Are too many of our most talented people choosing careers in finance — and, more specifically, in trading, speculating, and other allegedly “unproductive” activities? Get a life: If you're more productive, you get to work less. Andrew Leonard on why we hate the new tech boom: Our new masters aren't going away — and neither is a two-tiered employment world which makes inequality worse. a two-tiered employment world - bookforum.com / omnivore
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This is dangerous at a time when there is increasingly no such thing as a high-wage, middle-skilled job — the thing that sustained the middle class in the last generation. Now there is only a high-wage, high-skilled job. Every middle-class job today is being pulled up, out or down faster than ever. That is, it either requires more skill or can be done by more people around the world or is being buried — made obsolete — faster than ever. Which is why the goal of education today, argues Wagner, should not be to make every child “college ready” but “innovation ready” — ready to add value to whatever they do. That is a tall task. Need a Job? Invent It
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by Maria Popova Why prestige is the enemy of passion, or how to master the balance of setting boundaries and making friends. “Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness , “and dedicate your life to it.” But how, exactly, do we find that? How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love
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