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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The French already work less than people in most other developed countries – on average, nearly fewer hours a year than Americans, according to one study.

It is a world where the over 50s are shoved out the door in fe retirement programs mairr a rate that has left only a third of France’s year olds still working – “a world record”, Ms Maier says. But the book is about so much more than EDF. I don’t think this black hearted cynical little treatise on the stupidity of business could have come from anywhere else.

Demotivating others is also a core management skill as with employee self-esteem come unreasonable requests for money. Although the author focus on the French example, this is a mindset shared by the majority of employees of the Western European countries, including Portugal.

Maier is going on vacation. You’re not judged on merit, but on whether you look and sound the part. Petkov” and “Going to Patchogue. Maier is typical of France’s intelligentsia, overeducated and underemployed. Man, I love the French.

So what are some of her ten commandments for the idle? It is gaining in popularity just as the International Monetary Fund is urging Europeans to work longer and harder to stiffen their soft economies. You’ll only have to work harder for what amounts to peanuts. It will help you take advantage of bpnjour firm you work for, which up until now has been taking advantage of you. Her situation clearly suits her well.


The desire to “jump off the corporate ladder” seems far less prevalent than the desire to get promoted to a higher rung — corihne, it is always assumed, will be more rewarding not only materialistically but also spiritually. Presse spricht aus eigener Erfahrung.

corine Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Two factors explain why. This book may have been intended to be funny, but it simply depressed me. Corinne Maier might be described as the antidote to all that. Jag kan inte riktigt ta det till mig som hon skriver.

Sometimes it’s better to just say ” Things must be really bleak in France.

Her employer of 12 years was not amused. Maier, who works part-time, has been with EDF for 12 years. You have to mier your own standing by subtly disparaging those who surround you.

Without the company’s maneuver, Ms.

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In her enjoyably ill-tempered book, Maier, an economist, sets out to prove what many have long suspected: Books by Corinne Maier. What you do is pointless. Gibt’s nur in Frankreich.

The basic gist was a kind of snarky, ironic look at office culture in France. Bonjouur examines and scorns, too, the impenetrable language that business uses “only communist regimes have churned out more jargon,” she asserts brightly.


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

In comparison this book is worth stars. I have to admit though that the last pages was a little bit like a revelation for me cause the ideas there are very revolutionary and pioneer. An interesting book about something one ever sees discussed openly or honestly, the mind corunne idiocy and pointlessness of corporate work.

You sit next to idiots, loathe office bonhomie and crave escape.

Bonjour Paresse

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Perhaps, then, it is Americans who truly need Maier’s book. How to mock business without really trying.

How not to push that envelope Filed: Take the money and don’t run. ;aresse far this book has me laughing so hard.

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

Especially the part about what a crock corporate companies are when they use the “work smarter, not harder” philosophy! Great translations of Boonjour wo 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.

Perhaps a bakery or cafe. The book, however, is already being re-printed. On the flip side it only took about 30 minutes to read. The only concret This was much more stereotypically French pseudo-intellectual than I’d hoped. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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