pointedview (pointedview) wrote,

A good many of us really do work in The Office

A co-worker of mine brought in her copy of The Utne Reader. If you work in a cubicle, some of the things mentioned in these two articles may be all too familiar:

White Collared

Are We Having Fun Yet? The Infantilization of Corporate America

One point that I found particularly interesting from the first piece is the author's observation that, historically, blue collar workers have taken action and done something about poor working conditions:

Whereas blue-collar laborers organized to protest workplace issues such as unsatisfactory wages and benefits, white-collar workers have gone on the defensive with a disillusioned attitude.

Tags: culture/society, job/work
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