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Monday, April 24, 2017

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1603-1605

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

 In a 2013 survey of 12,000 professionals by the Harvard Business Review, half said they felt their job had no “meaning and significance,” and an equal number were unable to relate to their company’s mission, while another poll among 230,000 employees in 142 countries showed that only 13% of workers actually like their job. A recent poll among Brits revealed that as many as 37% think they have a job that is utterly useless.
...I’m not talking about the sanitation workers, the teachers, and the nurses of the world. If these people were to go on strike, we’d have an instant state of emergency on our hands. No, I’m talking about the growing armies of consultants, bankers, tax advisors, managers, and others who earn their money in strategic trans-sector peer-to-peer meetings to brainstorm the value-add on co-creation in the network society. Or something to that effect.
... I firmly believe that a universal basic income is the most effective answer...

A growing number of people think their job is useless. Time to rethink the meaning of work
World Economic Forum
April 12, 2017

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau last year warned Canadians they will have to get used to precarious work. Now a new survey from a staffing agency suggests precarious work will increasingly become the norm over the next decade.
...The survey squares with some other research suggesting a trend towards precarious work. In the three years following the financial crisis of 2008-09, growth in temp work tripled that of permanent work in Canada.
..."Temp agencies not only benefit from, but also drive predatory employment practices that target immigrants and women of colour disproportionately,”

Precarious Work Is Awesome And Canada Will Get Way More Of It: Report
By Daniel Tencer
The Huffington Post Canada
Posted: 04/19/2017

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