Your job is pointless

Interesting, and for me timely, article at Vice.

Some excerpts:

“The refusal of work movement isn’t about laziness.” In fact, he said, “it’s nothing to do with doing nothing. In fact, if you want to see people doing nothing, go into a large corporation. Some of us are very lucky that our work really is a labor of love, but that’s not the case most of the time.”

and …

A global survey by Gallup in 2013 broke down employees into three different categories: Engaged (13 percent), Disengaged (63 percent), and Actively Disengaged (23 percent).

A disengaged worker has simply given up; they don’t care: “They go from Hell One [home life] to Hell Two [workplace], backwards and forwards. They suffer ‘presenteeism’: turning up at 9 AM, getting their work done for the first couple of hours and then just sitting there doing nothing for the rest of the day.”

and …

“Historically, societies that insisted people work more than three days a week were usually slave societies. We do not need to work more than 20 hours a week.”


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