Not Working


Author: Lisa Owens

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492978991

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2816

Claire ist Mitte zwanzig und hat ihren ersten Job gerade erst begonnen, da kündigt sie ihn wieder. Nimmt man das Projekt Selbstverwirklichung ernst, findet sie, dann war es nicht der richtige. Apropos der Richtige: Freund Luke ist gut aussehend, nett und von Beruf wegen Leben rettend. Wäre jetzt nicht ein guter Zeitpunkt, um Kinder zu kriegen? Schon, sagt Claire, aber muss man nicht erst sein eigenes Leben auf die Reihe bekommen, bevor man ein anderes in die Welt setzt? Humorvoll, kurzweilig und voller Lebensweisheit: »Not working« ist wie ein Glas Wein mit der besten Freundin.

Not Working


Author: Lisa Owens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3492973531

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7689

Wenn Claire Flannery eines weiß, dann, dass sie für ihr Glück alleine verantwortlich ist. Claire ist Mitte zwanzig, lebt in London und hat einen Freund, der ziemlich viel arbeitet. Claire selbst hat sich gerade ausgeklinkt, ihren Job gekündigt. Weil der nicht zu ihr gepasst hat. Aber: Was passt eigentlich so richtig zu ihr? »Ich erinnere mich noch gut daran, wie es in deinem Alter war. Klar, ich hatte da schon vier Kinder, aber das moderne Leben ist anders, du hast so viele Möglichkeiten", sagt die Großmutter und trifft den Nagel auf den Kopf. So treibt Claire durch die Stadt, mal mit, mal gegen den Strom, und beobachtet, was anderen Leuten verborgen bleibt – die arbeiten ja gerade. Ob das auf Dauer gut geht? – Lisa Owens erzählt vom unwiderstehlichen Druck, sich selbst zu finden, und hat mit Claire Flannery die Flaneurin des 21. Jahrhunderts geschaffen.

Not Working

Why We Have to Stop

Author: Josh Cohen

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783782072

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 2081

'To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world.' Oscar Wilde More than ever before, we live in a culture that excoriates inactivity and demonizes idleness. Work, connectivity and a constant flow of information are the cultural norms, and a permanent busyness pervades even our quietest moments. Little wonder so many of us are burning out. In a culture that tacitly coerces us into blind activity, the art of doing nothing is disappearing. Inactivity can induce lethargy and indifference, but is also a condition of imaginative freedom and creativity. Psychoanalyst Josh Cohen explores the paradoxical pleasures of inactivity, and considers four faces of inertia - the burnout, the slob, the daydreamer and the slacker. Drawing on his personal experiences and on stories from his consulting room, while punctuating his discussions with portraits of figures associated with the different forms of inactivity - Andy Warhol, Orson Welles, Emily Dickinson and David Foster Wallace - Cohen gets to the heart of the apathy so many of us feel when faced with the demands of contemporary life, and asks how we might live a different and more fulfilled existence.

Not Working

People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today's Changing Economy

Author: DW Gibson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613440

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 8037

Poignant true stories of resilience, determination, and the search for fulfillment Inspired by Studs Terkel's Working and by James Agee and Walker Evans' Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, DW Gibson sets off on a journey across the United States to interview Americans who have lost their jobs. Here is the mortgage broker who arrived at work to find the door to his office building padlocked, the human resources executive who laid off a couple hundred people before being laid off herself, the husband who was laid off two weeks after his wife learned she was pregnant, the wife who was forced to lay off her husband. In telling the stories of people who could be our neighbors, our friends, our relatives, Not Workingholds up a mirror to our times, showing us the individuals behind the unemployment statistics—their fears and hopes—and offering a map for navigating our changing economy. With an extraordinary mix of pathos, anger, solidarity, and humor, it brings clarity—and humanity—to the national conversation. For information about the companion documentary film, Not Working: The Pulse of the Great Recession, please visit From the Trade Paperback edition.

Who's Not Working and Why

Employment, Cognitive Skills, Wages, and the Changing U.S. Labor Market

Author: Frederic L. Pryor,David L. Schaffer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 367

This 1999 book explains why wages have become unequal, why wages in high-skilled jobs have risen while others have stagnated or fallen.

Not Working

Latina Immigrants, Low-wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform

Author: Alejandra Marchevsky,Jeanne Theoharis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081475709X

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 2963

Originalism is the practice of reviewing constitutional cases by seeking to discern the framers' and ratifiers' intent. Original Sin argues that the "jurisprudence of original intent," represented on the current Supreme Court by Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, has failed on its own terms. Attempts to determine the framers' intent have not brought greater determinacy and legitimacy to the process of constitutional interpretation. Instead, the method has been marked by the very flaws—including self-interested reasoning and the manipulation of doctrine—that originalists argue marred the jurisprudence of the judicial "activists" of the Warren Court. Original Sin brings a rigorous review of the performance of the "new originalists" to the debate, applying their methodology to real cases. Marcosson focuses on the judicial decisions of Clarence Thomas, an avowed originalist who nevertheless advocates "color blind" readings of the Constitution which are at odds with the framers' ideas concerning anti-miscegenation and other laws. After critiquing what he sees as a troubling use of originalism and explaining why it has failed to provide a consistent basis for constitutional decision-making, the author goes on to offer an alternative approach: one that lends greater legitimacy to the Court's interpretations of the Constitution.

The Mirror Is Not Working

Author: Gene Bert

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438977018

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 9760

It took the passing of an old friend to get Zach Barron back together with his first love. When he pulled into the old rickety funeral parlor he had no idea his days of peace and quiet would be shattered in more ways than one. The soft voice of Nicky standing behind him gave him chills down his spine. Time couldn't shadow the enchantment he felt in his heart. After a brief re-acquainting, Zach agrees to escort Nicky to New Jersey for a wedding. When Nicky and the bride fail to return from the beach, Zach explodes into action before something terrible happens. His search takes him to New York where he completely undermines an F.B.I. ongoing investigation. He endangers the lives of not only himself but of Nicky and the bride, the F.B.I agents, and others as he stirs up a sleeping terrorist cell. They manage to escape driving to Annapolis Maryland only to realize they are the hunted. Terrible consequences await them. Zack has to keep vigilant and rely on his training and a sharp mind to keep them alive. When Zach uncovers a plot for a National tragedy, he enlists his rivals in the F.B.I, as well as the coast guard, and the air force for help. Gene Bert certainly rivets together the romance, action, suspense and characters in this fast paced edge of your seat thriller. Gene Bert draws upon a combination of personal experience, recent events and imagination to bring his works to life.

The Black Actor's Guide to Not Working

Journal and an Original Screenplay.

Author: Darrell Kiedo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462840618

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 1798

"The Black Actors the personal journey of Actor/Comedian Darrell Kiedo as recorded in his journal. The personal tale of one mans struggle to pursue his dream. It is a hard hitting look at the entertainment business from a black actors perspective, funny and poignant it will open your eyes to an industry that continues to close doors to performers of color while shouting diversity from their studio boardrooms. The book also includes the screenplay " Before The Dawn " a dynamic story of a young black gangmember struggling for a way off the streets and into a better life. The films message of hope and opportunity despite ones circumstances is sure to inspire people around the world. Before The Dawn an original film was written by actor/comedian/writer Darrell Kiedo. For more information: Darrell Kiedo may be contacted at Hagan International Media Inc.: Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210. Ph. 323-451-2805 Additional Information available at,, or

Dead Aid

Why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa

Author: Dambisa Moyo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241959969

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 527

We all want to help. Over the past fifty years $1 trillion of aid has flowed from Western governments to Africa, with rock stars and actors campaigning for more. But this has not helped Africa. It has ruined it. Dambisa Moyo's excoriating and controversial book reveals why millions are actually poorer because of aid, unable to escape corruption and reduced, in the West's eyes, to a childlike state of beggary. Dead Aid shows us another way. Using hard evidence to illustrate her case, Moyo shows how, with access to capital and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can turn themselves around. First we must destroy the myth that aid works - and make charity history.

Not working

Author: Harry Maurer

Publisher: New American Library, [1981]

ISBN: 9780452005501

Category: Unemployed United States Interviews

Page: 297

View: 6667


Lee Lozano

Not Working

Author: Jo Applin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300223277


Page: 192

View: 5981

An illuminating study of an overlooked artist from the 1960s whose work has recently returned to the limelight This is the first in‑depth study of the idiosyncratic ten‑year career of Lee Lozano (1930-1999), assuring this important artist a key place in histories of post‑war art. The book charts the entirety of Lozano's production in 1960s New York, from her raucous drawings and paintings depicting broken tools, genitalia, and other body parts to the final exhibition of her spectacular series of abstract "Wave Paintings" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1970. Highly regarded at the time, Lozano is now perhaps best known for Dropout Piece (1970), a conceptual artwork and dramatic gesture with which she quit the art world. Shortly afterwards she announced she would have no further contact with other women. Her "dropout" and "boycott of women" lasted until her death, by which time she was all but forgotten. This book tackles head‑on the challenges that Lozano poses to art history--and especially to feminist art history--attending to her failures as well as her successes, and arguing that through dead ends and impasses she struggled to forge an alternative mode of living. Lee Lozano: Not Working looks for the means to think about complex figures like Lozano whose radical, politically ambiguous gestures test our assumptions about feminism and the "right way" to live and work.

Blue Collar Frayed

What's Not Working for Australian Men

Author: Jennifer Rayner

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1743820453

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8831

‘I remember with incredible clarity the question that rang through his words and hung in the air between us, the query that hurt my head and heart as his baggy eyes held mine: where does someone like me fit, now?’ Jennifer Rayner knows a thing or two about blue-collar blokes: her brother, her dad and her grandfather all make a living with their hands. But blue-collar jobs for Australian men are disappearing at a rapid rate, and this is not just a product of unstoppable economic forces – it’s also the result of our failure to acknowledge the importance of those jobs and the people who do them. The men now losing their jobs in heavy industry or trades will not easily find new work in Australia’s growing service industries; the evidence shows they are disengaging from the workforce instead. Drawing on extensive research and dozens of interviews, Rayner argues that there can be blue-collar jobs in our future economy. In fact, we can’t keep building a fair and prosperous Australia without them. Humane and clear-eyed, Blue Collar Frayed is a vital contribution to our national conversation.

Not working

state, unemployment and neo-conservatism in Canada

Author: Stephen McBride

Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

View: 6228


It's Not Working, Brother John

25 Things that Close the Windows of Heaven

Author: John F. Avanzini

Publisher: His Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780892748983

Category: Christian life

Page: 217

View: 4016

Television preacher John Avanzini puts forward 25 reasons why he believes prayers are not answered, most of them having to do with faulty actions or beliefs on the part of the petitioner.

When Life's Not Working

7 Simple Choices for a Better Tomorrow

Author: Bob Merritt

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441214062

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8399

Life is hard--for everyone. No matter how gifted or fortunate, everyone will experience some level of disappointment in life: difficult classes, jobs, relationships, and losses. But by following basic disciplines anyone can experience accomplishment, freedom, and ease in navigating through life's daily challenges. In this positive, insightful book, Bob Merritt describes a set of universal principles that work for everyone in every stage of life, showing that what we do today determines who we become tomorrow. Anyone who has experienced pain or confusion from lost opportunities, broken relationships, or a nagging sense of emptiness will treasure this book that shows them that the best of life has not passed them by.

It's Your Fault My Life Is Not Working

Author: Ena Peace

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 150493864X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 312

View: 6194

All of my life I have been interested in helping people and animals. I am setting up a healing centre with a difference for people and animals alike where everyone will be welcome. I have taken many courses and attended various seminars to help me with this. I have dealt with tragedies in my own life and they have only made me stronger. I have always turned a negative into a positive. By writing this book I hope to help others to lessen their burdens by having a distinguished mindset, enjoying their lives and consequently making our world a better place for all. I have studied life coaching, nutrition and natural healing people can learn there is a balance and choice to conventional medicines. I hope this book helps people navigate through life successfully. We all have a choice, to make life work for us, or to work for life. I hope you enjoy my book.

The Joy of Not Working

A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked

Author: Ernie J. Zelinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898159141

Category: Leisure

Page: 211

View: 909

Learn to live every part of your life - work and play; employment, unemployment and retirement alike - to the fullest. Includes exercises cartoons, quotations and easy-to-read principles.

Bullshit Jobs

Vom wahren Sinn der Arbeit

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115064

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 2974

Ein Bullshit-Job ist eine Beschäftigungsform, die so völlig sinnlos, unnötig oder schädlich ist, dass selbst der Arbeitnehmer ihre Existenz nicht rechtfertigen kann. Es geht also gerade nicht um Jobs, die niemand machen will, sondern um solche, die eigentlich niemand braucht. Im Zuge des technischen Fortschritts sind zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze durch Maschinen ersetzt worden. Trotzdem ist die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit nicht etwa gesunken, sondern auf durchschnittlich 41,5 Wochenstunden gestiegen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? David Graeber zeigt in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch, warum immer mehr überflüssige Jobs entstehen und welche verheerenden Konsequenzen diese Entwicklung für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Im Jahr 1930 sagte der britische Ökonom John Maynard Keynes voraus, dass durch den technischen Fortschritt heute niemand mehr als 15 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten müsse. Fast ein Jahrhundert danach stellt David Graeber fest, dass die Gegenwart anders aussieht: Die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit ist gestiegen und immer mehr Menschen üben Tätigkeiten aus, die unproduktiv und daher eigentlich überflüssig sind – als Immobilienmakler, Investmentbanker oder Unternehmensberater. Es sind Jobs, die keinen sinnvollen gesellschaftlichen Beitrag leisten. Es sind Bullshit-Jobs. Warum bezahlt eine Ökonomie solche Tätigkeiten, die sie nicht braucht? Wie ist es zu dieser Entwicklung gekommen? Und was können wir dagegen tun? David Graeber, einer der radikalsten politischen Denker unserer Zeit, geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund. Ein packendes Plädoyer gegen die Ausweitung sinnloser Arbeit, die die moralischen Grundfesten unserer Gesellschaft ins Wanken bringt.

The Truth About Health Care

Why Reform is Not Working in America

Author: David Mechanic

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813541158

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5259

The United States spends greatly more per person on health care than any other country but the evidence shows that care is often poor and inappropriate. Despite expenditures of 1.7 trillion dollars in 2003, and growing substantially each year, services remain fragmented and poorly coordinated, and more than 46 million people are uninsured. Why can't America, with its vast array of resources, sophisticated technologies, superior medical research and educational institutions, and talented health care professionals, produce higher quality care and better outcomes? In The Truth about Health Care, David Mechanic explains how health care in America has evolved in ways that favor a myriad of economic, professional, and political interests over those of patients. While money has always had a place in medical care, "big money" and the quest for profits has become dominant, making meaningful reforms difficult to achieve. Mechanic acknowledges that railing against these influences, which are here to stay, can achieve only so much. Instead, he asks whether it is possible to convert what is best about health care in America into a well functioning system that better serves the entire population. Bringing decades of experience as an active health policy participant, researcher, teacher, and consultant to the public and private sectors, Mechanic examines the strengths and weaknesses of our system and how it has evolved. He pays special attention to areas often neglected in policy discussions, such as the loss of public trust in medicine, the tragic state of long-term care, and the relationship of mental health to health care. For anyone who has been frustrated by uncoordinated health networks, insurance denials, and other obstacles to obtaining appropriate care, this book will provide a refreshing and frank look at the system's current and future dilemmas. Mechanic's thoughtful roadmap describes how health plans, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumer groups can work together to improve access, quality, fairness, and health outcomes in America. About the Author:

Time Without Work

People who are Not Working Tell Their Stories, how They Feel, what They Do, how They Survive

Author: Walli F. Leff,Marilyn G. Haft

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896081857

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

View: 973

Out of work American men and women discuss their problems and experiences and describe the impact of unemployment on their lives