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White Collar Sweatshop

The Deterioriation of Work and Its Rewards in Corporate America

by Jill Andresky Fraser

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


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Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL7451667M
ISBN 100393048292
ISBN 109780393048292

  Economist Juliet Schor, who wrote The Overworked American, and business journalist Jill Andresky Fraser, author of White Collar Sweatshop, describe stressed-out white-collar employees who put in ten- to twelve-hour-long days at the office, continue to work on their laptops in the evening at home, and remain tethered to the office by cell phone /5(42).   What Guendelsberger learned, she writes, is that she’s “embarrassingly unprepared for what ‘normal’ means outside the white-collar world, and I’ve grossly misjudged what $ an hour.   ''White-Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioration of Work and Its Rewards in Corporate America,'' (W. W. Norton, $) gives a blow-by-blow account of how that era of beneficent employers and lifetime.


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Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the s, before the bubble of the miracle economy burs /5.

In her new book, "White-Collar Sweatshop," she argues that the much-hyped economic bounty of the '90s never made it into the wallets of most white-collar Americans.

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In The Overworked American, Juliet Schor concluded that during the s "U.S. workers have gotten less time off—on the order of three and a half fewer days each year of vacation time, holidays, sick pay Price: $   "White-Collar Sweatshop" and "When authors attack" Readers respond to Suzy Hansen's review of "White-Collar Sweatshop" and Maria Russo's article about authors who strike back at their reviewers.

'White-collar sweatshop': Google Assistant contractors slam tech giant. Although the Assistant can book a restaurant reservation and translate live conversations in two dozen languages, a. White collar sweatshops are office jobs that feature overwork, underpay, too much stress, and not enough security for their workers.

They are based on the combined idea of the anxiety, rigor, and job cuts of blue collar jobs, and the frantic work days and low pay of sweatshops.

The term was popularized by Jill Andresky Fraser in her book White Collar. One of the memorable figures from Jill Andresky Fraser's new book "White-Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioration of Work and its Rewards in Corporate America" (W.W. Norton & Co.) was "Manny," a former Author: Daniel S.

Levine. White-collar discontent at dozens of well-known US companies is chronicled, with Intel getting especially close attention.

In a concluding chapter, Fraser offers her own suggestions for reversing the trend toward what she terms “sweatshop” management : Jill Andresky Fraser.

‘A White-Collar Sweatshop’: Google Assistant Contractors Allege Wage Theft. Interpreting a spoken request isn’t magic, rather it has taken a. White Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioration of Work and Its Rewards in Corporate America Jill Andresky Fraser, Author W.

Norton & Company $ (p) ISBN. Get this from a library. White-collar sweatshop: the deterioration of work and its rewards in corporate America. [Jill Andresky Fraser] -- "In the s, before the bubble of the "miracle economy" burst, corporate America grew fat on the miseries of the American worker.

Media attention has focused on dot-com disasters, massive layoffs. Fraser contends, in the least convincing sections of the book (sections that seem as if they are still evolving), that there is a way out of the sweatshop via the communication power of the Internet, the involvement of white-collar unions and the support of.

White-Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioration of Work and Its Rewards in Corporate America, Jill Andresky Fraser.W.W. Norton and Company, pages, $ While working through the s and s as a financial journalist, JillAndresky Fraser was bothered by an apparent paradox: She observed the "buoyantoptimism" of corporate executives and business.

Get this from a library. White-collar sweatshop: the deterioration of work and its rewards in corporate America. [Jill Andresky Fraser] -- "If you followed the stock market in the s, or looked only at the corporate bottom line, it seemed like the best of times.

But look into the lives of most working men and women, and surely we are. Fraser, the finance editor of Inc.

Magazine, spent four years talking to white-collar workers in industries ranging from banking to high-tech, and White Author: Jack Beatty. White collar sweatshops. Bad arguments for bad immigration policy.

Economics Free exchange. Apr 1st by The Economist | WASHINGTON. TODAY is the opening of. lottery season. That's what Schor's book tries to do, as well as two recent releases: The White-Collar Sweatshop by Jill Andresky Fraser, and The Working Life by Joanne B. Ciulla. Barbara Ehrenreich probes a deeper level of white-collar angst: people who lose or quit their corporate jobs and routinely spend months, even years, finding another.

“A White-Collar Sweatshop” Jack Bonner — who did not immediately respond to TPMmuckraker’s detailed request for comment — himself referred to the operation as a “white-collar sweatshop.

Download Citation | White-collar sweatshop [Book Review] | Not Available | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate. White-Collar Sweatshop details the indignities of working in corporate Her new book raises the question of whether the deterioration of white-collar work.

Making matters worse, I was sick for the first five days, and there was a clear unspoken expectation that you don’t take sick days on the project unless you literally cannot get out of bed. Effectively, I was working in a white-collar sweatshop. I don’t recount this story to stir sympathy, or even to induce ire toward my employer.

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Deboer   Google Assistant contractors slam company as ‘white-collar sweatshop’ Posted on: Google’s use of artificial intelligence to power many of its products, including its Google Assistant, inspires awe and praise.

The tool can book you a rental car, tell you what the weather is like at your mother’s house, and even interpret live conversations across 26 languages. But to some of the Google employees responsible for making the Assistant work, the tagline of the conference – “Keep making magic” – obscured a more mundane reality: the technical.

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Norton & Co., Pages $). An office populated by so-called white collar professionals who are forced to work not only during regular hours, but also at home, in the evenings, weekends, holidays and “vacations” in order to complete projects on time – this only to receive more projects with even more ridiculous deadlines.

Often these deadlines are so tight because of the poor planning and. However much, or little, the company cares about its employees, it doesn’t want “white collar sweatshop” to be a part of its branding.

The homeless shelter that will be housed in one of its new buildings was an over-the-top positive gesture. I’ve had fantasies about just this kind of thing for years. I'm writing this in the aftermath of reading a lengthy, jaw-dropping exploration of the corporate culture of Amazon that ran in the New York Times They spoke with more than employees, past and present, of the Seattle-based online retailing giant, and portray a white collar sweatshop where a set percentage of employees are fired each year on general principles.

Re: Response to The American Prospect Book Review by The Inmate. The following is a letter I wrote to The American Prospect in response to “White-Collar Woes,” a review of Susan Reed’s book, White-Collar Sweatshop. Dear Overworked Editors, What is most interesting to ponder about American workers is not their dissatisfaction with work, but their seeming satisfaction.

The author warns of the development of what she terms the 'white collar sweatshop' in which unrealistic and often inappropriate expectations and methods applied by.

[1] Since most of the men and women I interviewed during four years of research for White-Collar Sweatshop were, and still are, employed by the companies whose management and employment practices they described to me, I have taken steps to protect their confidentiality.

These include, in all instances, changing their names; I have also disguised their job titles, departments or. The Guardian on Google’s ‘white-collar sweatshop’ Posted on by Dave Lee The Guardian’s Julia Carrie Wong continues to stand up for the hidden tech working class, with a revealing piece about the contractors being used to power Google’s AI.

Amazon’s white-collar sweatshop Times paints a picture of the internet giant as the white-collar equivalent of a sweatshop, even for .Writer Barbara Garson.

Her writing includes the anti-war (Vietnam) play MacBird! and the book All the Livelong Day, a study of the blue-collar life of the assembly line. Her latest book, The Electronic Sweatshop, explores white collar automation - the way computers are being used to transform secretaries, executives and professionals into clerks.