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Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America

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Publisher Comments:

This is the official handbook for "Take Back Your Time Day," a national (and first annual) event scheduled for October 24, 2003. Few people know that the average American worker, by October 24, will have already worked as many hours as our European counterparts work for the entire year. That's fully 9 weeks more work for us! In Take Back Your Time, well-known experts, academics, and opinion makers examine the problems of overwork, over-scheduling, time pressure and stress in America and propose personal, corporate, legislative, and citizen-led solutions. (Coast-to-coast bookstore signings all on September 24, featuring many of the book's 30 contributors. Serial rights campaign aimed at excerpting 10 of the book's 30 chapters.)

Book News Annotation:

The book is timed to publicize Take Back Your Time Day on October 24, 2003, this date intended to highlight that Americans typically work nine weeks longer than Western Europeans. The collection comprises 30 essays by people like Cecile Andrews, author of Circle of Simplicity; Kirk Warren Brown, psychology, U. of Rochester; David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World; Christine Owens of the AFL-CIO; and Camilla Fox of the Animal Protection Institute in Sacramento (Ms. Fox argues that overwork means neglect of pets). Other contributions include short essays (with even shorter editorial introductions) addressing such topics as making the right pitch to supervisors for reduced time, "overemployment" (being forced to work longer than one wants), and overwork's impact on community and the environment. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Key NotesThe official handbook of Take Back Your Time Day--a national event scheduled for October 24, 2003 and the 4th Friday in October in subsequent years, when millions of Americans will take time off from work to join the fight against overwork and time poverty in America

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-253) and index.

Synopsis:

The typical American worker puts in nine weeks more on the job than his or her European counterpart. The costs of this overwork are enormous, both personally and societally. This bracing collection of essays is both a wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon and a blueprint for change. With contributions by such notable names as Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life, and David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World, this book shows what ordinary citizens can do to restore balance to themselves and their communities. Take Back Your Time is the official handbook for Take Back Your Time Day, a national event rallying support for reclaiming a proper work-life balance.

Table of Contents

  1. The (even more) overworked American /Juliet Schor
  2. Issue for everybody /Barbara Brandt
  3. Incredible shrinking vacation /Joe Robinson
  4. Forced overtime in the land of the free /Lonnie Golden
  5. Overscheduled kids, underconnected families /William Doherty and Barbara Carlson
  6. Recapturing childhood /Betsy Taylor
  7. What about Fluffy and Fido? /Camilla H. Fox
  8. Wasted work, wasted time /Jonathan Rowe
  9. Time to be a citizen /Paul Loeb
  10. Time and crime /Charles Reasons
  11. An hour a day (could keep the doctor away) /Suzanne Schweikert.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576752456
Editor:
de Graaf, John
With:
Graaf, John
Editor:
de Graaf, John
Author:
de Graaf, John
With:
Korten, David
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Time management
Subject:
Quality of life
Subject:
Work and family
Subject:
Hours of labor
Subject:
Quality of life -- United States.
Subject:
Work and family -- United States.
Subject:
Business; Time management
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
[v. 4]
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9.06x6.04x.71 in. .89 lbs.

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Product details 270 pages Berrett-Koehler Publishers - English 9781576752456 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Key NotesThe official handbook of Take Back Your Time Day--a national event scheduled for October 24, 2003 and the 4th Friday in October in subsequent years, when millions of Americans will take time off from work to join the fight against overwork and time poverty in America
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-253) and index.
"Synopsis" by , The typical American worker puts in nine weeks more on the job than his or her European counterpart. The costs of this overwork are enormous, both personally and societally. This bracing collection of essays is both a wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon and a blueprint for change. With contributions by such notable names as Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life, and David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World, this book shows what ordinary citizens can do to restore balance to themselves and their communities. Take Back Your Time is the official handbook for Take Back Your Time Day, a national event rallying support for reclaiming a proper work-life balance.
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