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Take Back Your Time : Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America (03 Edition)by John De Graaf
Synopses & ReviewsPlease note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the 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)
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-253) and index.
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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