What Work Is

What Work Is

Only Studs Terkel’s Working approaches the pathos and beauty of this book. But Levine’s characters are also significant for their inner lives, not merely their jobs.

Author: Philip Levine

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307761958

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 216

Winner of the National Book Award in 1991 “This collection amounts to a hymn of praise for all the workers of America. These proletarian heroes, with names like Lonnie, Loo, Sweet Pea, and Packy, work the furnaces, forges, slag heaps, assembly lines, and loading docks at places with unglamorous names like Brass Craft or Feinberg and Breslin’s First-Rate Plumbing and Plating. Only Studs Terkel’s Working approaches the pathos and beauty of this book. But Levine’s characters are also significant for their inner lives, not merely their jobs. They are unusually artistic, living ‘at the borders of dreams.’ One reads The Tempest ‘slowly to himself’; another ponders a diagonal chalk line drawn by his teacher to suggest a triangle, the roof of a barn, or the mysterious separation of ‘the dark from the dark.’ What Work Is ranks as a major work by a major poet . . . very accessible and utterly American in tone and language.” —Daniel L. Guillory, Library Journal
Categories: Poetry

The Work life Collision

The Work life Collision

The Work/Life Collision, grounded in thorough quantitative and qualitative research, analyses how these factors affect each other, in particular the collision of work and care and its implications for how we live.

Author: Barbara Pocock

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 1862874751

Category: Hours of labor

Page: 288

View: 279

Longer working hours, insecure jobs, child care, declining birth rates, parental leave, the 'mummy track', the success or failure of feminism - the levels of passion, vitriol, despair and guilt these subjects engender attest to the importance Australians place on them, and rightly so. Their effects go beyond how we feel: they affect vital economic and demographic trends. The Work/Life Collision, grounded in thorough quantitative and qualitative research, analyses how these factors affect each other, in particular the collision of work and care and its implications for how we live. Pocock demonstrates how the existing 'work/care' regime that shapes how we live and work has high social costs - for mothers, fathers, families and those who want to be both workers and carers. She weighs the hidden costs of how we live and work now - costs that can be measured in bedrooms, kitchens, workplaces and streetscapes - and in our declining birth rate and embedded gender inequality. The Work/Life Collision goes further than just explaining our growing anxiety about quality of life, despite the evidence of unmatched material wealth. Pocock proposes ways in which a new 'work/care' regime can be built, through: the redistribution of working hours the rehabilitation of degraded and insecure part-time jobs a new system of leave from paid work, and better support for mothers, fathers and all kinds of dependants. She guides us through the real experiences of Australian households and points to a uniquely Australian solution to a fairer world.
Categories: Hours of labor

How to Go to Work

How to Go to Work

This vital practical guide will show you how to: - Find the right work experience and internships to get you through the door - Present your best self online and in person - Gain confidence, authority and resilience and thrive in your role ...

Author: Lucy Clayton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241399477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 712

How to go to Work is a practical guide to equip you with everything you need to know to choose and achieve the career you want. The world of work is changing faster than ever before and it can feel overwhelmingly competitive out there. That's why Lucy Clayton, a founding CEO, and Steve Haines, an education policy advisor, have compiled and distilled the most valuable advice you can get on how to jumpstart your career and shortcut the competition. They have interviewed successful people from across all industries to help you: -Find the right work experience and internships to get you through the door -Present your best self online and in person -Ace applications and interviews -Gain confidence, authority and resilience -Navigate the ups and downs of starting your first job How to go to Work will equip you with the skills you need to thrive in whatever job or career you choose.
Categories: Business & Economics

What Work Requires of Schools

What Work Requires of Schools

That device has altered both the speed with which work is done and its very
nature. It has reconfigured the world of work as have perhaps no other inventions
since electricity or the assembly line. It has created not only a new industry; it has
 ...

Author:

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1568063865

Category:

Page: 31

View: 833

Concludes that all American high school students must develop a new set of competencies and foundation skills; that qualities of high performance that characterize the most competitive companies must become the standard for the majority of all companies; and American schools must be transformed into high-performance organizations in their own right. Describes the skills and personal qualities that workers need in order to be competent, and the productive use of resources, interpersonal skills, information, systems and technology by effective workers. Illustrated.
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Why We Work

Why We Work

An analysis of the purpose of work in people's lives demonstrates how work operates in American culture and how everyday people can find happiness in the workplace, explaining the importance of career goals.

Author: Barry Schwartz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476784861

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 990

An eye-opening, groundbreaking tour of the purpose of work in our lives, showing how work operates in our culture and how you can find your own path to happiness in the workplace. Why do we work? The question seems so simple. But Professor Barry Schwartz proves that the answer is surprising, complex, and urgent. We’ve long been taught that the reason we work is primarily for a paycheck. In fact, we’ve shaped much of the infrastructure of our society to accommodate this belief. Then why are so many people dissatisfied with their work, despite healthy compensation? And why do so many people find immense fulfillment and satisfaction through “menial” jobs? Schwartz explores why so many believe that the goal for working should be to earn money, how we arrived to believe that paying workers more leads to better work, and why this has made our society confused, unhappy, and has established a dangerously misguided system. Through fascinating studies and compelling anecdotes, this book dispels this myth. Schwartz takes us through hospitals and hair salons, auto plants and boardrooms, showing workers in all walks of life, showcasing the trends and patterns that lead to happiness in the workplace. Ultimately, Schwartz proves that the root of what drives us to do good work can rarely be incentivized, and that the cause of bad work is often an attempt to do just that. How did we get to this tangled place? How do we change the way we work? With great insight and wisdom, Schwartz shows us how to take our first steps toward understanding, and empowering us all to find great work.
Categories: Business & Economics

What is Work

What is Work

Laura Lee Downs Is closing a door a form of “work?” asks Maria Ågren in the
opening lines of her chapter “The Complexities of Work.” Throughout this volume,
each of the contributing authors grapples with the question of what work is—or, ...

Author: Raffaella Sarti

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785339127

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 455

Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and what doesn’t. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricable from considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding labor within the highly gendered realm of household economies. Drawing from scholarship on gender history, economic sociology, family history, civil law, and feminist economics, these essays explore the changing and often contested boundaries between what was and is considered work in different Euro-American contexts over several centuries, with an eye to the ambiguities and biases that have shaped mainstream conceptions of work across all social sectors.
Categories: History

What s wrong with work

What   s wrong with work

'work' done by rational, independent, autonomous individuals. It's messier and
more contingent, more specific and more relational than that implies. It's affected
by how the work is managed, both by managerial and supervisory staff, and by
the ...

Author: Pettinger, Lynne

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447341871

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 562

Why does work matter? As changes occur in how work is organised across the globe, What’s wrong with work shows that how workers are treated has wide implications beyond the lives of workers themselves. Recognising gender, race, class and global differences, the book looks at three kinds of increasingly important work – green work, IT work and the ‘gig’ economy - within the context of the neoliberal society, the promises of technologisation and anticipated environmental catastrophe. It considers the ways formal work is often dependent on informal work, especially domestic work and care work. Accessible and engaging, it concludes by considering political and ethical questions in what might make work better, arguing that there is a collective responsibility to address bad work.
Categories: Social Science

Entering the World of Work Student Edition

Entering the World of Work  Student Edition

Entering the World of Work is aimed at career preparation classes and may be used for a wide range of grades, from 6 to 12.

Author: Grady Kimbrell

Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 0078614589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

View: 112

Entering the World of Work is aimed at career preparation classes and may be used for a wide range of grades, from 6 to 12. It is designed for use in integrated classrooms, i.e., classrooms that combine general-education students and special-needs students. Most of these students have difficulty with reading and mathematics. Building reading skills is a primary focus of the program. Building math skills is a second focus of the program. There is no other careers book on the market with the same target audience.Key topics covered in Entering the World of Work are: Career awareness and researching careers Self-exploration and the selection of a preferred career Making career decisions Finding job openings, applying for jobs, and interviewing Professional behavior on the job and in job situations Independent living skills such as money management, using technology, balancing work and personal life, etc.
Categories: Business & Economics

48 Days to the Work You Love

48 Days to the Work You Love

Guides people working in jobs they hate on how to make successful career decisions by creating a compass from their natural skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions, directing them to a more fulfilling vocation ...

Author: Dan Miller

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433685927

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 663

Guides people working in jobs they hate on how to make successful career decisions by creating a compass from their natural skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions, directing them to a more fulfilling vocation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Life s Work

Life s Work

Along with this, however, comes the responsibility of shaping your mind and actions to make your career work for you. This book shows you how.

Author: James Reed

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349424910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 821

The third and final book in the REED career trilogy (after Why You? and The 7 Second CV), Life's Work is a practical, inspirational guide full of advice to help you create a fulfilling career wherever you are in life, from the UK's best-known authority on jobs and careers. 'Life's Work is a candid, practical and empowering book for those looking to find meaningful work at all stages of life . . . offers unique and unexpected insights into how to build and sustain a rewarding career' - FE News 'Helps young and not-so-young hopefuls get ahead' - Sunday Times By the time you retire you'll have spent a third of your life working. That's far too long to be stuck in a job you hate or even just tolerate. But where to start? Life's Work will show you 12 proven ways to fast track your career, so when you leap out of bed every Monday morning you'll be ready to take on the world. The book is written by James Reed, Chairman of REED, Britain's best-known recruitment brand. Over the past 25 years he has helped millions of people find jobs. This has given him a deep insight into what makes some people successful in building a rewarding career, while others are stuck in the confusion and frustration of not landing the job they want. Through these multiple observations and conversations, James has learned that there are 12 key ways to build and sustain the career you want. You will learn how to: · Be (sustainably) selfish · Kick start some good habits and kick out some bad ones · Think in days and decades · Be powerful, be prepared · Find a boss you can learn from Today's job landscape allows you more freedom to carve your own path than ever before. Along with this, however, comes the responsibility of shaping your mind and actions to make your career work for you. This book shows you how. 'Full of ways to fast-track your career' - The Sun 'Persuades you to think more deeply' - Bookbag
Categories: Business & Economics

Making Work Work

Making Work Work

The best-selling author of Organizing from the Inside Out offers a revolutionary approach designed to help readers enhance performance, promote efficiency, and boost one's value and security without sacrificing one's personal life, offering ...

Author: Julie Morgenstern

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743250877

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 592

The best-selling author of Organizing from the Inside Out offers a revolutionary approach designed to help readers enhance performance, promote efficiency, and boost one's value and security without sacrificing one's personal life, offering tips on e-mail, multitasking, skills development, and more. 200,000 first printing.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Changing Nature of Work

The Changing Nature of Work

This volume explores the increasing demographic diversity of the workforce, the fluidity of boundaries between lines of work, the interdependent choices for how work is structured-and ultimately, the need for an integrated systematic ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309172926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 567

Although there is great debate about how work is changing, there is a clear consensus that changes are fundamental and ongoing. The Changing Nature of Work examines the evidence for change in the world of work. The committee provides a clearly illustrated framework for understanding changes in work and these implications for analyzing the structure of occupations in both the civilian and military sectors. This volume explores the increasing demographic diversity of the workforce, the fluidity of boundaries between lines of work, the interdependent choices for how work is structured-and ultimately, the need for an integrated systematic approach to understanding how work is changing. The book offers a rich array of data and highlighted examples on: Markets, technology, and many other external conditions affecting the nature of work. Research findings on American workers and how they feel about work. Downsizing and the trend toward flatter organizational hierarchies. Autonomy, complexity, and other aspects of work structure. The committee reviews the evolution of occupational analysis and examines the effectiveness of the latest systems in characterizing current and projected changes in civilian and military work. The occupational structure and changing work requirements in the Army are presented as a case study.
Categories: Business & Economics

Hard at Work

Hard at Work

Hard at Work takes readers into the day-to-day work experiences of more than fifty working people in Singapore who hold jobs that run from the ordinary to the unusual: from ice cream vendors, baristas, police officers and funeral directors ...

Author: Gerard Sasges

Publisher: National University of Singapore Press

ISBN: 981325050X

Category: Labor

Page: 416

View: 265

For most of us, work is a basic daily fact of life. But that simple fact encompasses an incredibly wide range of experiences. Hard at Work takes readers into the day-to-day work experiences of more than fifty working people in Singapore who hold jobs that run from the ordinary to the unusual: from ice cream vendors, baristas, police officers and funeral directors to academic ghostwriters, temple flower sellers, and Thai disco girl agents. Through first-person narratives based on detailed interviews, vividly augmented with color photographs, Hard at Work reminds us of the everyday labor that continually goes on around us, and that every job can reveal something interesting if we just look closely enough. It shows us too the ways inequalities of status and income are felt and internalized in this highly globalized society.
Categories: Labor

The Shift The Future of Work is Already Here

The Shift  The Future of Work is Already Here

An unhysterical look at the future of employment.

Author: Lynda Gratton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007427949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 486

An unhysterical look at the future of employment.
Categories: Business & Economics

My Job My Self

My Job  My Self

In My Job My Self, Gini plumbs a wide range of statistics, interviews with workers, surveys from employers and employees, and his own experiences and memories, to explore why we work, how our work affects us, and what we will become as a ...

Author: Al Gini

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041592636X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

View: 275

In My Job My Self, Gini plumbs a wide range of statistics, interviews with workers, surveys from employers and employees, and his own experiences and memories, to explore why we work, how our work affects us, and what we will become as a nation of workers. My Job, My Self speaks to every employed person who has yet to understand the costs and challenges of a lifetime of labor.
Categories: Philosophy

Work is Hell

Work is Hell

Laugh off your work worries, employment disappointment and career cares with Blinky, Bongo, Jeff and Akbar as they guide you safely through the 9 to 5 battle-zone that is work.

Author: Matt Groening

Publisher:

ISBN: 0007181302

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 48

View: 840

Laugh off your work worries, employment disappointment and career cares with Blinky, Bongo, Jeff and Akbar as they guide you safely through the 9 to 5 battle-zone that is work. As someone once said: 99% of success is simply turning up. From the first tentative step onto the greasy corporate ladder, to the inevitable slump to the bottom of the food-chain, Matt Groening draws on all the back-stabbery, gossip-mongery and skullduggery of modern office life to create a hilarious masterpiece to help you transcend the work-a-day blues. Whether you feel like a battery hen or a battering ram at work, you will laugh at your peers, recognise your younger naive self, and poke fun at your boss. Say goodbye to boredom and hello to squeals of laughter as Matt Groening races through Bad Job Checklists, How to Kill 8 Hours a Day and Still Keep Your Job, and The 81 Types of Employees. Life in Hell was the syndicated newspaper cartoon strip by Matt Groening which ran in the States during the 80s and early 90s. Asked to turn the characters into TV animation, Groening instead developed The Simpsons, retaining many of the characteristics of Binky, Bongo, Sheba, Jeff and Akbar in the series. In a world w
Categories: American wit and humor, Pictorial

The Job

The Job

"In a brilliant but sobering work of journalism, Ellen Ruppel Shell takes a hard look at the forces that are reshaping the nature of work in America, overturning the often espoused mythology that retraining workers in software, engineering, ...

Author: Ellen Ruppel Shell

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 9780451497253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 764

"In a brilliant but sobering work of journalism, Ellen Ruppel Shell takes a hard look at the forces that are reshaping the nature of work in America, overturning the often espoused mythology that retraining workers in software, engineering, and the sciences is the key to job security and career success, and achieving the middle-class dream in the future. In a wide-ranging narrative that takes us from a downsized marketing executive in Massachusetts, to a father of three in Appalachia finding purpose and meaning working in a convenience store chain, to an unemployed autoworker retraining in "advanced manufacturing," Shell reveals how work is essential to our flourishing and pyschological well-being--and how so many of the avenues to well-paid and meaningful work will be challenged in the years ahead. The future of work is not being faced openly. We live in a world where the rewards of employment are concentrated in the hands of the few. Today, the top 10 percent of wage earners in the U.S. bring home 9 times the income of the other 90 percent, and the top .01 percent earn 184 times as much. The economic gap between the few and the many is so vast, Shell says, that we might as well be members of a different species. Moreover, since the 1970s, real wages for most of us have stagnated, and with it our purchasing power. Half of all Americans earn less than $30,000 a year. And the paths to landing those good-paying jobs that secure our financial future are disappearing in the wake of automation and the rise of AI"--
Categories: Business & Economics

Life Is Not Work Work Is Not Life

Life Is Not Work  Work Is Not Life

A collection of mini-essays about work and life combine the wisdom of a theologian and a market researcher on the subject of how to balance work with everything else that matters.

Author: Robert K. Johnston

Publisher: Wildcat Canyon

ISBN: 1885171544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 128

A collection of mini-essays about work and life combine the wisdom of a theologian and a market researcher on the subject of how to balance work with everything else that matters.
Categories: Business & Economics

Writing At Work

Writing At Work

Intended for all levels of writing used at work, including memos, e-mail, status reports, lab reports, and marketing materials, this book offers a guide to the rules of grammar and style that are required to achieve quality writing This ...

Author: Edward L. Smith

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0844259837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

View: 231

Intended for all levels of writing used at work, including memos, e-mail, status reports, lab reports, and marketing materials, this book offers a guide to the rules of grammar and style that are required to achieve quality writing
Categories: Business & Economics

The Language of Work

The Language of Work

The Language of Work examines language use in business and the workplace, representations of work and how people in business interact. Includes many real-world examples and a section on entering the world of work.

Author: Almut Koester

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415307295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

View: 109

The Language of Work examines language use in business and the workplace, representations of work and how people in business interact. Includes many real-world examples and a section on entering the world of work.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines