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Ancien conseiller communal FDF et cabinettard MR, cumulant la politique et le journalisme, devenu le "chef cabinet" d'une échevine ecolo Thomas Nagant n'est pas content que Sudpresse ait parlé de mon tweet sur ses copains ecolos à Ixelles "Chez ecolo on travaille en famille" 1/13
Vexé par ma remarque concernant le "travail" des échevins et des "chefs de cabinet" qui selon moi ne font qu'un travail de communication mais rien de concret puisqu'il s'agit d'un mandat politique qui consiste à donner la direction à prendre dans leurs compétences. #BullshitJobs
Cabinettard chez le ministre André puis Gosuin et conseiller communal FDF dans la commune de @1210SJTN sous Cudell quand il gouvernait avec le PRL sans le FDF, il déménagera en Wallonie à Hélécine (conseiller CPAS). 2/13
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Como ya es tradición, dejo por aquí la lista de los libros que más me han gustado este 2022: algunos son novedades, otros no, pero todos me han inspirado de alguna manera, u ofrecido respuestas para este mundo caótico en que vivimos. Hilo👇🏽📚
1. Canto yo y la montaña baila, joya de Irene Solà. Una fábula de realismo mágico made in Cataluña donde los animales hablan y los personajes (rurales) se funden en un abrazo con la naturaleza que evoca dolor atenuado. Prosa poética magnífica. @AnagramaEditor
2. Extinción, de Thomas Bernhard. Novela proustiana que indaga en el pasado familiar aristócrata, las culpas ante la muerte y la degradación que provoca el dinero con un lenguaje quebrado que corta el aliento. Creo que está en mi top 10 y no sólo de este año.
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Ich habe mal als Consultant gearbeitet und 4000€ pro Monat verdient und absolut nichts sinnvolles geleistet.

Leute, ich sage euch, das System ist kaputt.

Hier ein langes Geständnis zum Thema #Bullshitjobs.
Ich habe für einen Konzern namens WPP gearbeitet. Für diesen Konzern mit steuerlichem Sitz auf den Jersey Inseln arbeiten 100.000 Menschen und jeder einzelne von ihnen hat einen #Bullshitjob.
Manche von ihnen machen aber nicht nur nutzloses Zeug, sondern wirklich böse Sachen, wie z.B. Lobbyarbeit für Großkonzerne oder Kriegspropaganda im Auftrag der US-Regierung.

Hier ein kleiner Einblick über diesen…
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Warum gibt es so viele unnütze, unproduktive Jobs wie Genderforscher (iih) oder Qualitätsbeauftragter im Gesundheitswesen (bäh)? In diesem 🧵folgt eine Erklärung für dieses Phänomen. Es geht um #bullshitjobs, den Mythos der Effizienz und lustvolle Verschwendung. Viel Spaß!
Die Frage, welche Tätigkeiten wirklich produktiv und wertschöpfend sind, steht am Beginn der Nationalökonomie. Die "Physiokraten" versuchten sich als Erste an einer Antwort. Diese ökonomische Schule entstand im 18. Jhr. und glaubte, dass nur die Natur wahrhaft produktiv sei.
Die Natur bringe z. B. Bäume oder Tiere hervor und der Mensch könne diese nur in eine andere Form umwandeln wie Tische oder Lebensmittel. Die eigentliche Quelle jeder Wertschöpfung wäre demnach immer die Natur. Adam Smith dagegen war der Erste, der die menschliche Arbeit
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In #Dänemark steigen die #Todeszahlen. So massives Infektionsgeschehen dass >15% der Bevölkerung in BA.2 Welle infiziert, bei BA.1& BA.1.1 Welle waren es schon über 10%. Mit Omicron ist #Covid so omnipräsent. Todeszahlen werden auf >300 tgl ansteigen und 60 % der Bevölkerung
+/- 25% werden sich mit Omicron Infiziert haben wenn Saisonalitätseffekt Besserung bringt. Jetzt für Deutschland gedacht. Todeszahlen werden jetzt steigen weil Welle die Älteren und Vulnerablen erreicht & Lockerungen stattfinden."Es geht ja gut mit der Krankheitslast auf ITS
wir können #mehr Infektionen zulassen." Wer in dem #Narrativ drin, sieht weder dass so #Risikogruppenschutz nicht mgl. Es sind noch wenige Wochen bis Frühling und einige Monate bis zum angepassten Impfstoff der wieder gut vor #Infektion schürzt und damit Infektionen verhindert
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It's been just over a year since the death of activist, writer and anthropologist @davidgraeber - a brilliant speaker, writer and thinker who helped give us #Occupy, "we are the 99%" and #BullshitJobs.

1/ A Victorian drawing of a barred cell in a debtor's prison, c
On the anniversary of David's death, his widow @nikadubrovsky convened the first "Art Project" discussion, a fascinating debate between @PikettyLeMonde and @michaelwhudson, a pair of political economists whose work is neatly bridged by Graeber's own.

Piketty, of course, is the bestselling French economist whose 2013 Capital in the 21st Century was an unlikely, 700+ page viral hit, describing with rare lucidity the macroeconomics that drive capitalism towards cruel and destabilizing inequality…

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There seems to be a clot in the Kenyan brain that blocks people from seperating economic problems from education. The #Somenivijana story of going to school for employment was for an exclusive to the colonial civil service and foreign companies. It was not the general economy.
The British caved in to higher education for Africans because it wanted to train a Kenyan civil service that would serve British interests after 1963. That is why uni education got attached to employment. The civil service is a parasitic enterprise. It doesn't grow the economy.
Because the civil service doesn't grow the economy, it soon ran out of employment positions. That was when they 1) said civil servants were allowed to do business and 2) started this evil propaganda of telling Kenyans "rudi mashambani" and stop seeking employment #somenivijana
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/25/2020…
The New Business of AI (and How It’s Different From Traditional Software)…

#ArtificialIntelligence #BusinessModels #OrganizationStructures
Google tightens grip on research reports with 'sensitive topics' review system: Report…

#PeerReview #ResearchReports #google #truth #transparency #trust
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I have said all I have to say on #BBIreport, which is:

1. It's a waste of Kenyan's time and precious intellect to spend it on the tantrums of malignant narcissists. We should be working where our talent and skills call us to, but we're doing damage control and #bullshitjobs.
We have to have a country where Ndii's talent is used for our economy, not on campaigning to protect Kenya from Muigai's latest tantrums. Or where doctors are employed and working, not doing locums or being jobless while Cuban doctors get cars. #bbireport
2. The political class is useless. It has no talent or skills, and it cant work. It is always looking for ways to make Kenyans work and performing rituals of power and relevance that kill enough of us to truamatize the rest of us. That's all #BBIreport is.
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À l'aune de la crise du covid19, certains doutent de la pertinence de leur métier. Jusqu'à songer à la reconversion professionnelle. Témoignages :… #bullshitJobs Image
Comment changer d’orientation professionnelle, repartir de zéro en évitant les embûches et le découragement ? Comment ne pas se tromper ?… #reconversion #GrandBienVousFasse Image
Comment se reconvertir dans un artisanat de bouche ?
Des néo-fromagers, néo-boulangers, néo-maraîchers ont franchi le pas et nous racontent leurs nouvelles aventures :… #reconversion
#OnVaDéguster par @frgaudry Image
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What Makes Work Meaningful?

For individuals, and those building organisations, this is an important question.

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#Careers #GigEconomy #StartUp #CHRO #WorkforceFuturist #PassionEconomy… Image
Self-Transcendent, or working for a higher goal

People are more likely to view work as meaningful when it mattered to others more than just to themselves.

#MeaningfulWork #MakeWorkBetter

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Meaningfulness is not always a positive experience. We don’t walk around in a euphoric state all day at work.

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"There’s a left wing version of the PRO-WORK position, too.... The idea of a Jobs Guarantee, promises from centre-left parties to “deliver jobs” like they were delicious pizzas, and in defences of the unemployed on the claim that they’re “not lazy”.
"We must be willing, like a soldier dreaming of heroism, to sacrifice our lives for the institutions in which we work. Usually this is just one day at a time, but in the age of #covid19, things can get uglier, with low wage workers expected to put themselves at serious risk."
"A Jobs Guarantee works like this: The government will offer an unlimited number of decent jobs with decent pay. No one who applies will be turned away. This would force other employers to raise their pay & conditions, since there won’t be a standing reserve of unemployed worker"
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Somebody tagged me on this thinking that it is a statement that education is useless.

Kenyans, how can I help you? Why on earth do you still believe aristocrats and racists say about education?

Let me break this down for you.…
First, Cummings is one of the new rich people I've been talking about. Guys like the Nairobi governor who are first generation powerful/rich, who come from poor backgrounds, and grovel to the kids with old money, then come back to their roots whenever they need more ideas.
He's in the center of a scandal. So next you want to put down those of us who fight for real education for everybody, first Wikipedia people. Si watu wa e-learning wamesema no need for teachers since there's internet? Basi tumia hiyo internet and check who you're talking about.
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Regarder le nombre de jeunes diplômés qui affluent sur le marché IT. Écouter des gens nous expliquer qu'il y'a pénurie de développeurs. Rire (ou pas). C'est le fait d'expliquer à un dev avec 5 ans d'XP qu'il est sénior et/ou qu'il doit devenir chef qui est la source du problème.
Tant que notre métier sera considéré comme un truc d'amateur (pas plus de 5 ans, et on peut s'y former en 3 semaines), on nous expliquera qu'il y'a pénurie et que l'industrie logicielle est en crise.
Quelle autre profession aussi impactante sur notre quotidien est moins prise au sérieux? Pas la peine de vous inquiéter pour le réchauffement climatique si vous ne voyez pas l'intérêt que ce soit un professionnel expérimenté qui code la machine qui va vous conduire ou vous opérer
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Next up on the ‘holiday’ reading list...Bullshit Jobs by @davidgraeber provisionally defined in the intro as ‘a form of employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee can not justify its existence’ Image
I once had a bullshit job. It came with nice office, great job title and good salary but I wasn’t allowed to do anything. Literally. I spent my days shopping for curtains online (we had a new house) and making lunch appointments. I lasted 6 weeks. It doesn’t appear on my CV!
“We have created societies where much of the population, trapped in useless employment, have come to resent and despise equally those who do the most useful work in society and those who do no work at all”. Important question is... whose interests does this serve? #bullshitjobs
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