Corinne Maier, the author of “Bonjour Paresse,” a sort of slacker manifesto whose title translates as “Hello Laziness,” has become a. 5 déc. Le titre “Bonjour paresse” de Corinne Maier (en écho bien sur au Bonjour tristesse de Sagan) est très malin. Cette économiste, ex cadre d’EDF. 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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Speak lots of leaden jargon: Her publisher, Editions Michalon, said that the book did not target EDF, and its hyper-sensitive response only served to confirm the totalitarianism reigning in big business. This book is a bit bleak and black, which I like but is missing the seriousness this subject deserves. Pick Of The Day. Americans may talk a good game about the banality of their jobs and the stupidity of their bosses, but when push comes to shove, they are deeply wedded to those jobs, and more likely to be proud than embarrassed at the fact that they work, on average, hours more per year than do comparably positioned French workers.

Shopping is made easy through the easy checkout process with High Security offerings like Bit SSL Certificate provided by Global Safe Security Providers-Verisign so that your online transactions are absolutely safe and secured. EDF refused to comment on “an ongoing disciplinary procedure”, but indicated it was angry at the book mentioning that Maier was an employee.

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

Jumping Off the Corporate Ladder. Corinne Honjour, the author of “Bonjour Paresse,” a sort of slacker manifesto whose title translates as “Hello Laziness,” has become a countercultural heroine almost overnight by encouraging the country’s workers to adopt her strategy of “active disengagement” – calculated loafing – to escape the horrors of disinterested endeavor.


Indeed, Maier’s depiction dde the business world as an unfulfilling and irrational realm of pervasive exploitation cloaked in stultifying jargon does seem to have struck a chord, at least on the other side of the Atlantic. Write a Testimonial Few good words, go a long way, thanks!

If you don’t like the corporate world Your goal is to devote yourself to the pursuit of corporate profit, make your company number one, and reap the benefits of its success. Retrieved from ” https: Bonjour paresse Hello Lazinessa call to middle managers of the world to rise up and throw out their laptops, organigrams and mission statements, is the unexpected publishing sensation of the summer in France.

Similarly, the more “provocative” an author claims her work to be, the less provocative it is.

I absolutely see her point, but a rant without some solution is just pointless cornine should be done in a shorter form – maybe a pamphlet, an article? In this country, she won’t be preaching to the converted when she claims that corporate advancement is unlikely to bring happiness. Plusieurs de ses publications se jouent de la langue de bois contemporaine qui uniformise les discours. Great translations of French words, like “claptrap,” “flimflam” and “zesty.

Polemisch formuliert sie, seit Ludwig XIV. It is a world where the over 50s are shoved out the door in early retirement programs at a rate that has left only a third of France’s year olds still working – “a world record”, Ms Maier says.

Aufruf zur stillen Revolte.

Demotivating others is also a core management skill as with employee self-esteem come unreasonable requests for money. Jan 10, James Christensen rated it it was ok. Other Books By Author.

I was very disappointed. Monday to Saturday 9. Denn auch der Korrespondent des britischen GuardianJon Henley, jubilierte.

Corinne Maier

Maybe in a country where 1 in 4 work for the government this rant of a book makes sense. She has found pzresse to write eight books sinceincluding several works on Jacques Lacan, the French psychoanalyst. The differences in corinnne, yet the amazing similarities concerning women in the workplace and views about women in general. Knowing that, I was still disappointed. Reminds me of the last crappy job I just left!! You’ll only have to work harder for what amounts to peanuts.


Dans la vie faut pas en faire. We just wear different clothing. Sunday, June 5, Make a beeline for the most useless positions, research, strategy and business developmentwhere it is impossible to assess your ‘contribution to the wealth of the firm’.

Hello Laziness, so das Fazit, rechne mit der angloamerikanischen Arbeitsethik ab und propagiere eine “Faultier-Ethik”. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Shop with an easy mind and be rest assured that your online shopping experience with SapnaOnline will be the best at all times.

This book will help you take advantage of your company, rather than the other way around. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Anyone ocrinne should start where all the anti-corporate ladders start: While self-help books only bonjourr as long as you are reading them — as Walker Percy wisely noted — Maier’s can be used as a sort of on-demand consultancy or topical spine stiffener.

But I think it is the result of the weakness The author is expecting that the end of history is just around the corner.

The only concrete examples she offers are quotations from the Dilbert comic strip Ultimately, the reason you should skip this book is the same as the reason you maeir avoid the sterile existence of an office slave.

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