stop the database state » NO2ID Work Hell Myth: "People enjoy their jobs" In 2001, the UK government announced plans for a "work first" culture. 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. • In January 2004, a marketing director at Prudential was reported as saying: "Our research shows that an alarming number of people appear to be unhappy in their employment and unfulfilled by their work". • A British Social Attitudes survey revealed that 6 in 10 British workers are unhappy in their jobs, with a majority reporting feelings of insecurity, stress, pointlessness, exhaustion and inadequate income. • A Samaritans survey found that jobs are the single biggest cause of stress – and that the link between work and suicide is likely to be underestimated.
Stressed at work? Thinking 'I hate my job', 'I hate my boss' or 'I hate my co-workers'? THE ABOLITION OF WORK by Bob Black No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. That doesn't mean we have to stop doing things. The ludic life is totally incompatible with existing reality. Liberals say we should end employment discrimination. You may be wondering if I'm joking or serious. The alternative to work isn't just idleness. I am not playing definitional games with anybody. Usually -- and this is even more true in "Communist" than capitalist countries, where the state is almost the only employer and everyone is an employee -- work is employment, i. e., wage-labor, which means selling yourself on the installment plan. But modern work has worse implications. The degradation which most workers experience on the job is the sum of assorted indignities which can be denominated as "discipline." Such is "work." Work makes a mockery of freedom. I disagree. No one should ever work.
The Venus Project Serge Latouche - L'invention du travail dans l'imaginaire social 2soumission formelle et réelle au capital, sans la maîtrise technique des processus, ni bien sûrla capacité économique de réappropriation du fruit de son activité. Dans le temps même où l’idéologie travailliste (en particulier chez Locke) fonde la légitimité du pouvoir de la bourgeoisie et de son droit de propriété, la réalité du labeur salarié asservit et abrutit letravailleur sans lui laisser espoir de devenir jamais propriétaire.De leur côté, les prolétaires ont pris très au sérieux cette construction idéologique. Ils l’ont retournée avec un certain succès contre la bourgeoisie elle -même, reprenant à leurcompte le message : « à chacun son travail ! travailleurs. Staline faisant même inscrire dans la Constitution de 1936 la formule de saint Paul ! La bourgeoisie, affranchie du mépris dont l’accablait la prétenduenoblesse, auréola le travail d’une gloire que le prolétariat – ou du moins ses représentants s’empressa de revendiquer alors qu’il en était la plus infortunée des victimes. vécu a
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Chomsky Takes on the World (Bank) Noam Chomsky is a noted linguist, author, and foreign policy expert. On April 26, Michael Shank interviewed him about the conflict between Congress and the U.S. president over Iraq and Syria, the scandal enveloping World Bank head Paul Wolfowitz, and the nature of foreign debt. Michael Shank: Given that the U.S. Congress is no longer calling for binding timelines for troop withdrawal, how is this indicative of a broader struggle between the executive and legislative branches? Noam Chomsky: There are a number of issues. There’s a real fascist streak there, definitely. Shank: Right, it is minutiae now; it is troop numbers, timelines, etc. Chomsky: That’s right. In fact, it’s rather similar to what critical journalists in the Soviet Union were saying in the 1980s. Take, for example, Arthur Schlesinger, leading historian, Kennedy advisor, and so on. You can translate that almost verbatim into the liberal dove critique of the war today. Those are the limits of discussion here. Take Wolfowitz.