Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn't Pay (Paperback)

Why Hard Work Doesn't Pay

By Corinne Maier

Vintage Books USA, 9781400096282, 137pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2006



Your company wants you to be loyal. You should feel lucky after all, your job is a privilege (think of all those who would like to have it). And you know (despite what you ve read about Enron and WorldCom) that management has your best interests at heart. Your goal is to devote yourself to the pursuit of corporate profit, make your company number one, and reap the benefits of its success.Or is there something else you want to do with your life?Bonjour Laziness dares to ask whether you really have a stake in the corporate sweepstakes, whether professional mobility is anything but an opiate. It shows you how to become impervious to manipulation and escape the implacable law of usefulness. In short, this book explains why it is in your best interest to work as little as possible.

About the Author

Corinne Maier works part-time as an economist for EDF, a French corporation. She is also a practicing psychoanalyst and the author of nine books. She lives in France.

Praise For Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn't Pay

“Provocative . . . highly readable . . . refreshing . . . [and] practical. . . . An exhilarating complaint against work.” –The Los Angeles Times

“[Maier] has become a countercultural heroine almost overnight by encouraging . . . workers to adopt her strategy of ‘active disengagement.’” –The New York Times

“A graceful attack on the corporate world [and] a trenchant dissection of ‘corporate culture’ [with] practical suggestions for subverting the workplace.” –The Village Voice