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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I’m not convinced working for a non profit company is any different. We have had interest from numerous overseas publishers wanting the translation rights. Hierarchies have dissolved and almost everyone jostles to be a “project manager”; secretaries have disappeared and now executives generate and deal with their own supremely pointless paperwork, those growing mountains of “mission statements”.

I liked the parts about Americanisms seeping their way into French culture in general but especially into the office: Your company wants you to be loyal. SapnaOnline provides online shopping for over 10 Million Book Titles in various languages and genres.

In many ways, Ms. Similarly, the more “provocative” an author claims her work to be, the less provocative it is. Ma vie est un calvaire et personne ne me croit! Notify Me We will send an email as soon as we get it in stock. This page was last edited on 27 Julyat Sitting in the living room of her Left Bank apartment, decorated with colorful abstract art, huge stereo speakers and a bicycle, Ms. The newspaper of reference reported that Ms Maier had been summoned bojnour a preliminary hearing on Aug.


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

The average French worker clocks only 1, hours per year, compared with a mean of 1, for the OECD as a whole and almost 2, for the Stakhanovites in the Bonjouf Republic. That we sometimes say “it’s funny because it’s true” does not imply that everything true is funny.

Whereas Scott Adams drew his inspiration from his nine years as a middle manager occupying cubicle 4SR for the Pacific Bell phone company, Ms Maier has had a very different taste of life in the executive slow lane – twelve years in the bowels of the French public sector. E-Gift Couponclick here.

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Learn to identify kindred spirits who, like you, believe the system is absurd through discreet signs quirks in clothing, peculiar jokes, warm smiles. In some ways, the more things change, the more they stay the same. It will explain why it’s in your interest to work as little as possible and how to screw the system from within without anyone noticing. This is the perfect book to send your son or daughter off to college with since Maier is ever helpful and you do want to be of assistance to those kids.

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.

What happened to the class of ’68 and replies that they are your bosses. Or that the fact that corporations sometimes take advantage of their employees is news? Dans la vie faut pas en faire. It happens, just reset it in a minute. La psychanalyse est la grande aventure de ma vie.


Here is the bracing, necessary, chilly comfort they’ll really need no matter what: The author is expecting that the end of history is just around the corner. This book will help you take advantage of your company, rather than the other way around.

At one point she asks rhetorically: Originally published as “Bonjour Paresse” in France, “Bonjour Laziness” is a fiesty little tome that mauer against the evils of the corporate world, and “middle managers” in particular.

Jan 09, Michelle rated it really liked it. Denn die falle, wenn man es geschickt anstellt, nicht weiter auf. Maier, 40, insists that her polemic, though tongue in cheek, has a principled point.

Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn’t Pay

Maier cites the recent wave of financial scandals in French business, and argues that since careers are at risk and pensions under threat, employees should shake off their shackles of loyalty and start “footling around” during office hours. Books by Corinne Maier. Sub-titled The Art and the Importance of Doing the Least Possible in the Workplace, the page “ephlet” part-essay, part-pamphlet is to France’s managerial class – the cadres – what the Communist Manifesto once was to the lumpen proletariat.

While self-help books only help as long as you are maer them — as Walker Percy paressw noted — Maier’s can be used as a sort of on-demand consultancy or topical spine stiffener.