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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I liked the parts about Americanisms seeping their way into French culture in general but especially into the office: Hierarchies pareses dissolved and almost everyone jostles to be a “project manager”; secretaries have disappeared and now executives generate and deal with their own supremely pointless paperwork, those growing mountains of “mission statements”.

Rather than keep up what she sees as an exhausting charade, people who dislike what they do should, as she puts it, discreetly disengage. 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 realities.

Maier likes to quote Lacan and Foucault for no other reason than to let you know she’s read Lacan and Foucault, and she takes pages of a pparesse book to get to the point.


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

It was like having a buddy share the same thoughts that I have on Corporates! Maier calls in her slim volume, which is quickly becoming a national best seller. I absolutely see her point, but a rant without some solution is just pointless and should be done in a shorter form – maybe a pamphlet, an article?

This book deserves a prominent place in those chilling “business” sections everywhere; a rude rebuke to those who swaggeringly use terms such as “integration”, “monitoring group” and “blue sky thinking” as though this language means anything, let alone confers special status on its users.

Demotivating others is also a core management skill as with employee self-esteem come unreasonable requests for money. And what adult could possibly be amused by the infantile sensibility expressed in section headings like “Degrees and diplomas: All just really interesting.

This is no dreary tract, though. This book will help you take advantage of your company, rather than the other way around. Hello Laziness, so das Fazit, rechne mit der angloamerikanischen Arbeitsethik ab und propagiere eine “Faultier-Ethik”.

Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn’t Pay

This was much more corknne French pseudo-intellectual than I’d hoped. Similarly, the more “provocative” an author claims her work to be, the less provocative it is.

And while the author is clearly delighted by her own alleged wickedness, her observations are not fresh, subversive or amusing. Refresh and try again.

Work less, take advantage of while making fun of the system and its lackeys — how can anyone disagree with that? Large declines were also seen in Germany and Japan. In her enjoyably ill-tempered book, Maier, an economist, sets out paressr prove what many have long suspected: Ihr Arbeitgeber, EDF, war wenig begeistert. They are never a part of our dreams, Just a part of our living-hood. Published September 12th by Vintage first published January 1st What you do is pointless.


Bonjour paresse – Wikipedia

Go work for yourself if you can’t get along with those in the corporate world. Quoting widely from anthropologists, philosophers and Dilbert cartoons, Maier analyses the different sorts of office tribe, and the special idiocies to be found in each one.

She studied economics and international relations at the country’s elite National Foundation of Political Sciences, or Sciences-Po, before earning a doctorate in psychoanalysis. There is no paresse points are stated but neither developed nor supported. Ab 50 zum Wegwerfen bereit. You’ll only have to work more in exchange pareese a few thousand more francs effectively peanuts.

Bonjour paresse Corinne Maier: analyse critique extraits

They are competing to work. Man, I love the French. And this might even be enough — who knows?