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The Religion of Workism Is Making Americans Miserable - The Atlantic
> What is workism? It is the belief that work is not only necessary to economic production, but also the centerpiece of one’s identity and life’s purpose

> But our desks were never meant to be our altars. The modern labor force evolved to serve the needs of consumers and capitalists, not to satisfy tens of millions of people seeking transcendence at the office.

> Millennials are meaning junkies at work.
work-culture  work-life 
6 weeks ago by arnalyse
Four-day week: trial finds lower stress and increased productivity | Money | The Guardian
Study of trial at New Zealand firm finds staff were happier and 20% more productive
zealand  world  work-life  work  hacker  careers  uk  stress  best  productivity  balance  news  money  new 
8 weeks ago by xer0x
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
For the last decade, “millennials” has been used to describe or ascribe what’s right and wrong with young people, but in 2019, millennials are well into adulthood: The youngest are 22; the oldest, like me, somewhere around 38. That has required a shift in the way people within and outside of our generation configure their criticism. We’re not feckless teens anymore; we’re grown-ass adults, and the challenges we face aren’t fleeting, but systemic.
2019  article  capitalism  work-life 
9 weeks ago by bignose
Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?
I saw the greatest minds of my generation log 18-hour days — and then boast about #hustle on Instagram. When did performative workaholism become a lifestyle?
2019  work-life  article  capitalism 
9 weeks ago by bignose
Your boss has a huge effect on your happiness, even when you’re not in the office - The Washington Post
"People who think of their immediate supervisor as more of a “partner” than a “boss” are significantly happier with their day-to-day lives and more satisfied with their lives overall, according to a new working paper by a team of Canadian and Korean economists."
work-life 
october 2018 by gideonite
How One Silicon Valley C.E.O. Masters Work-Life Balance - The New York Times
> Chris O'Neill, of Evernote, makes a list every night, stays fit, blocks out his workweek by theme and listens to his children.

One or two days a week with your kid isn't a work-life balance.
work  work-life  ceos  productivity  exercise  gtd  jack_dorsey  lists  focus  evernote  life  news  feedly_intlbiz 
august 2018 by jefftriplett
Causas | Lamentamos a interrupção: este trabalhador vai ser desligado | PÚBLICO
Vivia em permanente plantão, com dois trabalhos às costas e disponibilidade a tender para o infinito. E pensava que esse modo de vida — abraçado por uma mistura de auto-imposição e pressão superior — não lhe causava mossa. Até àquela semana em que o mundo pareceu desabar-lhe em cima.
Archive  anxiety  burnout  work-life  balance 
june 2018 by bruno

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