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The working life

Author: Joanne B Ciulla
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A wide-ranging look at the allure and changing significance of work. With seductions, misunderstandings, and misinformation everywhere, this immensely readable book calls for a new contract--with ourselves. Drawing from history, mythology, literature, pop culture, and practical experience, Ciulla probes the many meanings of work or its meaninglessness and asks: Why are so many of us letting work take over our lives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne B Ciulla
ISBN: 9780307786159 0307786153
OCLC Number: 754954017
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
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A wide-ranging look at the allure and changing significance of work. With seductions, misunderstandings, and misinformation everywhere, this immensely readable book calls for a new contract--with ourselves. Drawing from history, mythology, literature, pop culture, and practical experience, Ciulla probes the many meanings of work or its meaninglessness and asks: Why are so many of us letting work take over our lives and trying to live in what little time is left' What has happened to the old, unspoken contract between worker and employer' Why are young people not being disloyal when they regularly consider job-changing' Employers can't promise as much to workers as before. Is that because they promise so much to stockholders' Why are there mass layoffs and "downsizing" in a time of unequaled corporate prosperity' And why are the most common lies in business about satisfactory employee performance' The traditional contract between employers and employees is over. This thoughtful and provocative study shows how to replace it by the one we make with ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.

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