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Marathon_runner

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Bullshit Jobs
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:53:22 PM »
by David Graeber

https://www.amazon.com/Bullshit-Jobs-Theory-David-Graeber/dp/150114331X

From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences.

Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After a million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer.

There are millions of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.

Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation.

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Re: Bullshit Jobs
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 06:00:19 PM »
I want to read it

timus8522

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Re: Bullshit Jobs
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 05:28:46 AM »
A great read!highly recommend

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Re: Bullshit Jobs
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 05:31:45 PM »
Just finished it - highly recommended.  He's an anthropology professor and a bit long winded (as do most topics drawn out into a book), but some good theories and put some things into words better than I have been able to do.

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Re: Bullshit Jobs
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 05:58:54 PM »
Sounds really interesting! Sometimes books like these hit a bit too close to home though, since I still work an office job ;)

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Re: Bullshit Jobs
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 06:18:21 PM »
I liked this one quite a bit. It is absolutely a depressing read, though, especially if you've ever thought my job is bullshit.

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Re: Bullshit Jobs
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 11:46:15 AM »
Just finished the first chapter after a month on the wait list at the library. So far it's fantastic. I'm hoping my new job coming up will be minimal BS, or I can at least manage it better since it will be 100% work from home.