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Work isn’t working. The position of work in our society has shifted under our feet, even as it defines our subjectivity more than ever.

Work isn’t working

Put simply, the work that most of us do everyday has very little to do with how the economy functions. Work, in the traditional sense of a workday and a wage, now finds itself as an economic externality to capitalism: as Marx puts it in the Grundrisse, human labour 'steps to the side' of the workings of capital.[1] From the standpoint of the worker, this is made clear by the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult to survive through work alone. The repression of wages since the reconstitution of capitalism in the 1970s (through the development of post-Fordist production methods) has meant that workers have had to resort to greater and greater levels of private debt via credit in order to maintain the standard of living necessary to reproduce their labour.

Work Hell. Myth: "People enjoy their jobs" In 2001, the UK government announced plans for a "work first" culture.

Work Hell

Ministers spoke of how work "holds communities together" and "gives life meaning". Meanwhile, back in the real world... • In 2002, the Work Foundation reported that "job satisfaction has plummeted", and that so-called "high performance" management techniques made workers deeply unhappy and failed to raise output. Work Is Broken; Let's Hack It. Future of Work - Strategy framework by futurist Ross DawsonKeynote speaker. Livable4All : Job Fairy or Universal Livable Income: What is More Realistic? Our future depends on the humanization of work. Futurists...and the 'End of Work' I was watching Jaron Lanier, an early Internet pioneer, talking with FT Business about the new digital economies, and why free information is not a good idea.

Futurists...and the 'End of Work'

Mr. Lanier says he was one of the first in advocating digitizing the music industry and he used to argue that free music would enable artists to make money from live shows and merchandising. The benefits of digitization are numerous. One of the benefits is that businesses can cherry pick the lowest-risk highest margin businesses and give away information services as a loss-leader.

Noosquest: No #collectiveintelligence... Esclavagisme ou travail. The Future Of Work Is Play. Humans love games.

The Future Of Work Is Play

Just check the current news cycle for evidence: The Xbox 360’s sleek, new controller-free gaming device, Kinect, is the fastest-selling consumer electronic product ever. Foursquare has attracted millions of badge-seeking users and aspiring “mayors.” And new programs like Quest to Learn are bringing game dynamics into our educational system. What is it about games that makes them so appealing? And how can we translate our enthusiasm for play into the workplace? Sustainable lifestyles and the future of work. Learnings from "The Employment Dilemma and the Future of Work" Comment on 1996 draft report to the Club of Rome by Orio Giarini and Patrick Liedtke.

Sustainable lifestyles and the future of work

Unfree labour. Unfree labour includes all forms of slavery, and related institutions (e.g. debt slavery, serfdom, corvée and labour camps).

Unfree labour

Many of these forms of work may be covered by the term forced labour, which is defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as all involuntary work or service exacted under the menace of a penalty.[2] However, under the ILO Forced Labour Convention of 1930, the term forced or compulsory labour shall not include:[3] Payment for unfree labour[edit] If payment occurs, it may be in one or more of the following forms: The payment does not exceed subsistence or barely exceeds it;The payment is in goods which are not desirable and/or cannot be exchanged or are difficult to exchange; orThe payment wholly or mostly consists of cancellation of a debt or liability that was itself coerced, or belongs to someone else. Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.

2012.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? La gueule de l’emploi. Cette vidéo est un documentaire de Didier Cros sur la façon inhumaine dont sont recrutés la plupart des cadres à notre époque.

La gueule de l’emploi

La gueule de l'emploi. C’est quand même marrant.

La gueule de l'emploi

On nous pond une émission de ce type où des recruteurs font les pires saloperies qu’on peut, on diffuse sur F2 et après, pof ! Voilà les adresses des recruteurs ! Why Work As We Know It May Be Immoral — Career Pathing. What are some of the phrases that come to mind when you think about work?

Why Work As We Know It May Be Immoral — Career Pathing

Maybe you think about a “hard-working man/woman,” or having a “good work ethic.” If you’re having a bad day, you might think about the “daily grind” or the “9 to 5 life.” Some days you’ll even think about “escaping from the cubicle.” But chances are you associate words like “idling” and “leisure” as slightly less admirable. Fine in moderation, of course — but too much free time can’t be good for anyone. In America these days, it’s hard to find someone who thinks that working less might actually be a virtue. And yet, I’m convinced that not only do we as a society work too hard, but we value work too much. In a recent article on LA’s car culture, Stephen Bondor cites the fascinating statistic that “There are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any other city at any time in the history of civilization”. Le blog de l'OVAT. Humiliation, dépression, démission: l'offre triple play de France Télécom.

Les habits neufs de l’esclavage. 1L’esclavage, comme la traite des esclaves, a été une pratique soutenue, codifiée, instituée par les États.

Les habits neufs de l’esclavage

Puis, à partir de la fin du xviiie siècle, avec le développement d’une internationale abolitionniste transatlantique et les luttes des esclaves eux-mêmes, l’esclavage a été encadré, réglementé, pour être progressivement officiellement aboli. Réseau Français pour le revenu de baseStress, maladies, suicides: l'organisation criminelle du travail.

L’organisation du travail tue le travail : telle est la conclusion qui s’impose lorsque l’on regarde de près les études de plus en plus nombreuses qui décrivent l’évolution dramatique du bien être au travail : fatigue, stress au travail, manque de sommeil, maladies professionnelles, dépression… Syndrome d'épuisement professionnel. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le syndrome d’épuisement professionnel, ou burnout, combine une fatigue profonde, un désinvestissement de l'activité professionnelle, et un sentiment d'échec et d'incompétence dans le travail. Le syndrome d'épuisement professionnel est considéré comme le résultat d'un stress professionnel chronique (par exemple, lié à une surcharge de travail) : l'individu, ne parvenant pas à faire face aux exigences adaptatives de son environnement professionnel, voit son énergie, sa motivation et son estime de soi décliner.

En 1969, Harold.B Bradley est la première personne à désigner, dans son article « Community-based treatment for young adult offenders », un stress particulier lié au travail sous le terme de burnout. Ce terme est repris en 1974 par le psychanalyste Herbert J. Woman fired for being homeless. Burnout (psychology) Burnout is a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work. Research indicates general practitioners have the highest proportion of burnout cases; according to a recent Dutch study in Psychological Reports,[citation needed] no less than 40% of these experienced high levels of burnout. Burnout is not a recognized disorder in the DSM[1] although it is recognized in the ICD-10[2] and specified as a "State of vital exhaustion" (Z73.0) under "Problems related to life-management difficulty" (Z73), but not considered a "disorder".

Maslach and her colleague, Michael Leiter, defined the antithesis of burnout as engagement.[6] Engagement is characterized by energy, involvement and efficacy, the opposites of exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy.[6] How pressure is dealt with determines how much stress someone feels and how close they are to burnout. One approach for addressing these discrepancies focuses specifically on the fairness area. 10 Signs You Might Be A Slave. Activist Post The definition of slavery is not nearly as clear as it used to be when we could see the physical chains and whips that shackled human laborers. Therefore, it’s more vital than ever to identify the abstract ways in which humanity is confined. Here are ten signs you might be a slave: You might be a slave if… 1. 2. 3. Actualité juridique.

The changing nature of work. Frances Coppola explores how increasing automation is fundamentally shifting the nature of work away from 'making stuff' towards personal services. One of the most interesting issues to arise in the course of the "comment-athon" on my post "The Golden Calf" was the suggestion that the link between money and work is broken, and indeed that there is no longer a reliable link between "earning" and working.

Esclavage moderne. Wage slavery. Wage slavery refers to a situation where a person's livelihood depends on wages or a salary, especially when the dependence is total and immediate.[1][2] It is a pejorative term used to draw an analogy between slavery and wage labor by focusing on similarities between owning and renting a person. Similarities between wage labor and slavery were noted as early as Cicero in Ancient Rome.[11] With the advent of the industrial revolution, thinkers such as Proudhon and Marx elaborated the comparison between wage labor and slavery in the context of a critique of societal property not intended for active personal use,[12][13] while Luddites emphasized the dehumanization brought about by machines.

Esclavage salarié. De la servitude moderne. De la servitude moderne. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Boreout. Boreout is a management theory that posits that lack of work, boredom, and consequent lack of satisfaction are a common malaise affecting individuals working in modern organizations, especially in office-based white collar jobs. This theory was first expounded in 2007 in Diagnose Boreout, a book by Peter Werder and Philippe Rothlin, two Swiss business consultants. Elements[edit] According to Peter Werder and Philippe Rothlin,[1] the absence of meaningful tasks, rather than the presence of stress, is many workers' chief problem.

Boreout consists of three elements: boredom, lack of challenge, and lack of interest. These authors disagree with the common perceptions that a demotivated employee is lazy; instead, they claim that the employee has lost interest in work tasks.