In 2016 nothing has changed, the pressure stays high to be more productive. Many companies have short schedules in the commercials,but cannot fulfil them in reality. Economy is a bluff and destroy itself in western countries these times. Many products are build for nothing, there is no buyer like million of new cars parking around in harbours and old airports.
LA Times, August 14, 2011
Posted here: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 5:00 PM
By Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery
As employees work harder and longer hours, they face stagnant pay despite the 22% jump in corporate profits since 2007. But being victimized by this ‘speedup’ is not inevitable.
Mind racing at 4 a.m.? Guiltily realizing you’ve been only half-listening to your child for the past hour? Checking work email at a stoplight, at the dinner table, in bed? Dreading once-pleasant diversions, like dinner with friends, as just one more thing on your to-do list?
Guess what: It’s not you. It’s the speedup. To keep profits climbing in tough times, corporations have laid off staff and piled more and more work onto the remaining employees.
Webster’s defines speedup as “an employer’s demand for accelerated output without increased pay,” and it used to be a household word. Bosses would speed…
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