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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Es sind keine klugen Augen, snodern nur billige Polemik die sich in diesem Buch wiederfinden. Great translations of French words, like “claptrap,” “flimflam” and “zesty.

Of course it can be observed that they are just as ruthless, just as corrupt and stupid as any class of bosses from any other era. I’m not in the mood for reading something so morose right now! 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.

The author is expecting that the end of history is just around the corner. Americans may talk a good game about the banality of their jobs and the honjour of their bosses, but when push comes to shove, they are bonjoir wedded to those jobs, and more likely to pareswe proud than embarrassed at the fact that they work, on average, hours more per year than do comparably positioned French workers. Never accept a position of responsibility for any reason. Sitting in the living room of her Left Bank apartment, decorated with colorful abstract art, huge stereo speakers and a bicycle, Ms.


Nonjour trivia or quizzes yet. And this might even be enough — who knows?

Bonjour paresse Corinne Maier: analyse critique extraits

Tell yourself that the absurd ideology underpinning this corporate bullshit cannot last for ever. Our website is secured by bit SSL encryption issued by Verisign Inc, making your shopping at Sapnaonline as secure as possible. But i give it 4 because it is interesting and worth reading and it is easy to read.

Write a Testimonial Few good words, go a long way, thanks! Large declines were also seen in Germany and Japan.

Reminds me of the last crappy job I just left!! Sometimes it is not conforming but simply fitting in well because you really like the place. Then there’s number five: Trivia About Bonjour Laziness Je me demande bien de quoi d’ailleurs.

Sorry, out of stock. Rewritten by the management, it becomes official history, with its own heroes and festivals to motivate the worker and encourage identification with the company, unified and indivisible.

Indeed, the standard American strategy is to invert the formula Maier suggests: Books by Bonjourr Maier. There are many ways to make it clear to the grunts that their work is not valued: Maier seems to regard the mere uttering of such ideas corihne, indeed, transgressive, and the European success maer “Bonjour Laziness” seems to suggest that many there agree.

Insights Insights, Account, Orders. This is not to say that Americans are in general fulfilled by their jobs, only that there seem to be few who are able to stop: We just wear different clothing.

Sep 21, Josephine rated it really liked it. Make a beeline for the most useless positions, research, strategy and business developmentwhere it is impossible to assess your ‘contribution to the wealth of the firm’.

Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn’t Pay

In an urbanised society, an office is a village, a small community in which can be found both conflict and deep bonds of friendship.


At one point she asks rhetorically: 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.

Learn to identify kindred spirits who, like you, believe the system is absurd through discreet signs quirks in clothing, peculiar jokes, warm smiles. And the other thing is – futile or no – Maier fails to recognise one crucial aspect of this life: If this is you, help is at hand. Bonjour paresse initially seemed destined to disappear without trace. Maybe in a country where 1 in 4 work for the government this rant of a book makes sense.

Maybe the book would have been funnier and wittier in French, especially regarding the linguistic peculiarities of corporate language, even though they seem to be the same all over the world. If you need any of your orders’ to be delivered outside of India, please reach pwresse to us via our contact us bonjout with the product details and delivery location for us to quote you the best possible shipping price. Login Please enter your login details.

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

Home Bonjour Paresse French Edition. On pourrait avoir des ennuis. This is no dreary tract, though. Ihr Arbeitgeber, EDF, war wenig begeistert.