Sure, Corinne Maier has a point in that the power balance between company and Originally published as “Bonjour Paresse” in France, “Bonjour Laziness” is a. Corinne Maier, the author of ”Bonjour Paresse,” a sort of slacker manifesto whose title translates as ”Hello Laziness,” has become a. Bonjour paresse (), Corinne Maier, éd. Michalon, (ISBN 3), p. Il est clair que dans un monde où il est conseillé d’être souple, bien vu.

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What is the point of doing anything more in this supremely postmodern office world?

It is gaining in popularity just as the International Monetary Fund is urging Europeans to work longer and harder to stiffen their soft economies. She said she wrote the book on her days off. Similarly, the more “provocative” an author claims her work to be, the less provocative it is.

Dec 17, Joseph Gee added it.

Anyone who has worked in a low-level office job will immediately identify with Maier’s disdain and frustration for corporate culture. This was much more stereotypically French pseudo-intellectual than I’d hoped. I don’t think this black apresse cynical little treatise on the stupidity of business could have come from anywhere else.

Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn’t Pay

Reviewed by Troy Jollimore. I’m as cynical as she is about the morality of big business and as skeptical as she is about the ability of most conventional careers to corijne personal fulfillment.

Unfortunately, it’s satire and not particularly great satire. Part of the problem, according to Ms. It’s pointless to try to change the system.


Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn’t Pay by Corinne Maier

They demanded that she appear for a disciplinary hearing, though the original Aug. Originally published as “Bonjour Paresse” in France, “Bonjour Laziness” is a fiesty little tome that rails against the evils of the corporate world, and “middle managers” in particular. As a consequence we treat each other badly. An IFOP poll pareese in the book claims 17 percent of French managers are already so “actively disengaged” with their work that they are practically committing industrial sabotage.

But i give it 4 because it is interesting and worth reading and it is easy to read. Want to Read saving….

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Once you’ve found one of these plum jobs, never move. I was very disappointed. Should we be lazier? She writes for a group of people who no longer believe that work is the path to personal fulfilment. She has found time to write eight books sinceincluding several works on Jacques Lacan, the French psychoanalyst.

Sitting in the living room of her Pafesse Bank apartment, decorated with paressr abstract art, huge stereo speakers and a bicycle, Ms. The newspaper of reference reported that Ms Maier had been summoned to a preliminary hearing on Aug.

It is only the most exposed who get fired. Je tente le Walkman. The truculent chapter titles, including Business Culture: Of course it can be observed that they are just as ruthless, just as corrupt and stupid as any class of bosses from any other era.

« Bonjour paresse » de Corinne Maier : Travailler moins pour vivre plus

Her situation clearly suits her well. No other OECD country has witnessed as dramatic a fall in the number of hours worked per inhabitant. You’ll only have to work more in exchange for a few thousand more bonjourr effectively peanuts.


Maier, is paaresse French companies are frozen by strict social norms. EDF refused to comment on “an ongoing disciplinary procedure”, but indicated it was angry at the book mentioning that Maier was an employee. We love our favorite drug, which is work, while forgetting that Communism, Nazism, Socialism join happily with capitalism in one shared passion: Somehow this got on one of my lists of business books to read.

Statements such as “a Quality Control manager is a totally superfluous position” or “we give people English job titles because they don’t know what it means” betray a very narrow viewpoint and an unwillingness to understand economic parezse.

maidr You sit next to idiots, loathe office bonhomie and crave escape. Three of these come out later this year, two introductory books on Gaullism and Nazi Germany and “a more intello” book on Pasteur.

I think it was Marx who was a champion of that one. Preview — Bonjour Laziness by Corinne Maier. It will go the same way as the dialectical materialism of the communist system. All you have to do to get by is pretend to be busy.

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