Just Work

  • Filename: just-work.
  • ISBN: 9780674041271
  • Release Date: 2009-06-30
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Russell MUIRHEAD
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

This elegant essay on the justice of work focuses on the fit between who we are and the kind of work we do. Russell Muirhead shows how the common hope for work that fulfills us involves more than personal interest; it also points to larger understandings of a just society. We are defined in part by the jobs we hold, and Muirhead has something important to say about the partial satisfactions of the working life, and the increasingly urgent need to balance the claims of work against those of family and community. Against the tendency to think of work exclusively in contractual terms, Muirhead focuses on the importance of work to our sense of a life well lived. Our notions of freedom and fairness are incomplete, he argues, without due consideration of how we fit the work we do. Muirhead weaves his argument out of sociological, economic, and philosophical analysis. He shows, among other things, how modern feminism's effort to reform domestic work and extend the promise of careers has contributed to more democratic understandings of what it means to have work that fits. His account of individual and social fit as twin standards of assessment is original and convincing--it points both to the unavoidable problem of distributing bad work in society and to the personal importance of finding fulfilling work. These themes are pursued through a wide-ranging discussion that engages thinkers from Plato to John Stuart Mill to Betty Friedan. "Just Work" shows what it would mean for work to make good on the high promise so often invested in it and suggests what we--both as a society and as individuals--might do when it falls short.

Just Work

  • Filename: just-work.
  • ISBN: 0745335845
  • Release Date: 2015-12-15
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Aziz Choudry
  • Publisher: Pluto Press

Just Work? offers a vast range of original, grass-roots perspectives on global migrant labour organising in the twenty-first century. From diverse workers' organisations in South Africa to migrant worker resistance in the Gulf, from forest workers in the Czech Republic to domestic workers' structures in Hong Kong, this volume will bring together a wealth of lived experiences and hidden struggles for the first time.Highlighting the changing nature of frontline struggles against exploitation, Just Work? proves that migrant workers are finding new and innovative ways of resisting neoliberal immigration measures. They are forced to fight against the precarious nature of jobs from both within and outside of traditional forms of labour organisations. With contributions from scholars and activists from around the world engaged in this resistance, this will be an accessible collection based on grass-roots experiences, placed in a political economy framework.The full list of regions explored are: South Africa, Philippines, Gulf Arab States, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Nigeria, New Zealand, Canada and Switzerland.

Just Work

  • Filename: just-work.
  • ISBN: 9781137350169
  • Release Date: 2014-11-11
  • Number of pages: 190
  • Author: G. Michelson
  • Publisher: Springer

Exploring major questions such as what people want from their work and why, Just Work discusses both new and enduring themes, examining to what extent this is accounted for by a changing environment of work since the 1970s.

It Should Just Work

  • Filename: it-should-just-work.
  • ISBN: 9780992452018
  • Release Date: 2015-09-09
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Michael Hamilton
  • Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher

IS SOFTWARE A CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR WITHIN YOUR BUSINESS? ARE YOU EXPERIENCING CHALLENGES WITH YOUR SOFTWARE? For software applications to achieve optimal delivery there are many variables behind the scenes that need to be carefully aligned. Too often, software projects or initiatives fall short of their original goal, with 30% of all I.T projects failing. This book addresses this problem, providing insight into how your software applications large or small can best achieve their optimal outcome. Available in both paperback and e-book versions “It Should Just Work; Customer Satisfaction and the Value of Software Testing” outlines a 4-step process of “Problem, Cause, Treat & Apply” to address the challenges faced with your software delivery. “It Should Just Work” explains why you need software testing and the benefits it will have on your bottom line! WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR EXECUTIVES, BUSINESS OR TECHNOLOGY OWNERS, THE BOOK ADDRESSES AND INCLUDES: - Software testing operation models - Effective test management - Staff confidence and assertiveness - Mobile device testing - Staff delegation & communication methods - Off-shoring - Case studies – what to do and what to avoid - Bonus material - “The 7 critical steps to delivering quality software” If you’re looking for advice about developing, selecting, upgrading or maintaining software, this is the book for you.

How To Work With Just About Anyone

  • Filename: how-to-work-with-just-about-anyone.
  • ISBN: 9780743201728
  • Release Date: 1999-12-24
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Lucy Gill
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

THREE SIMPLE STEPS FOR TRANSFORMING YOUR WORKPLACE Every office has them: the ever-complaining colleague...the co-worker who is constantly late for meetings...the boss who either blows up at you or blows you off...or the one person who drives everyone else totally crazy. The problem is, the conventional methods -- like repeated warnings, threats, and heartfelt discussions -- for dealing with this negative behavior often don't seem to work. Drawing on a wealth of professional experience as well as forty years of research, Lucy Gill exposes the futility of these common practices and replaces them with a three-step strategy for creating a productive, conflict-free workplace: 1. Get to the heart of the matter by focusing on what the real problem is. 2. Determine what problem-solving methods to avoid so that you don't perpetuate the conflict. 3. Choose a different and even surprising approach that will solve the problem and keep it solved. Whether you're just starting out in your career or you already have an office along the executive corridor, How to Work with Just About Anyone provides the key to success, satisfaction, and sanity in the workplace.

Just How Do Affirmations Work

  • Filename: just-how-do-affirmations-work.
  • ISBN: 9781604942552
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 101
  • Author: May Sinclair
  • Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

So you've read "The Secret," but your life is pretty much the same. Your thoughts on abundance didn't improve that crummy job; in fact, the amount of tedious work you had to do increased. You thank your coffee every morning, and now you drink more of it rather than need it less. Years after reading Deepak Chopra's "The Seven Spiritual Laws," you can't remember anything about the laws of intent -- only that it's important to bring a flower to the host when attending a dinner party. You tried meditating, but mostly just fell asleep. Oh, and yes, all you learned from Louise Hay's "You Can Heal Your Life" was that your sinus headaches are caused by your irritation with all those crazy people close to you. Humph. Are you ready to "really" understand how those spiritual laws work? Then let's take it to the next level. About the Author May Sinclair earned her doctorate in the philosophy of metaphysics soon after her fiftieth birthday. An award-winning and internationally acclaimed author, she writes extensively about ancient disciplines connected with symbolism and teaches private workshops on dream interpretation and analysis from a Jungian perspective. She also writes under her nom de plume, Mason Clare. All her work draws upon her knowledge of ancient and modern philosophical teachings, fostering a merging of our physical, mental, and spiritual selves.

Your Best Just Got Better

  • Filename: your-best-just-got-better.
  • ISBN: 9781118230039
  • Release Date: 2012-01-05
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jason W. Womack
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Imagine if your best just got better every single day In Your Best Just Got Better, productivity expert Jason Womack teaches readers that working longer hours doesn't make up for a flawed approach to productivity and performance. Workers need to clarify their habits, build mindset-based strategies, and be proactive. Womack's signature "workplace performance" techniques offer specific strategies to consistently and incrementally improve performance. Readers will: Understand the fundamentals of workflow and the principles of human performance Arm themselves with the tools and the processes to get more of their work done, on time, with fewer resources, and with less stress Making your best better won't happen overnight, but learning how to effectively manage just a few critical success factors lead to an effective workday and an overall successful professional career.

Social Work in the Era of Devolution

  • Filename: social-work-in-the-era-of-devolution.
  • ISBN: 0823220818
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 403
  • Author: Rosa Perez-Koenig
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

While economic indicators in recent years have shown an unprecedented level of prosperity, social indicators tell a different story: growing economic disparity, increasing numbers of Americans lacking health insurance, increased levels of poverty among our youngest and oldest citizens, and an anti-entitlement political climate that has eroded assistance to those most in need. In this era of "devolution," the federal government has been increasingly removed from the provision of services and support to vulnerable populations. This book presents a framework for understanding the impact of these developments on the practice of social work. The first section focuses on contemporary social forces, processes, and policy changes and their implications for the social work profession. The second section explores practical issues as they affect selected vulnerable populations. The concluding section describes interventions that have been taking place at grass-roots levels, includingcommunity action and interagency collaboration. Thus, this book attempts to integrate policy, practice, organizational, and community perspectives on social work practice with a commitment to social justice.

Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works

  • Filename: create-stunning-html-email-that-just-works.
  • ISBN: 9781457191534
  • Release Date: 2010-05-07
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Mathew Patterson
  • Publisher: SitePoint

Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful HTML emails that consistently work. It begins with an introduction to email covering topics such as: how email design differs from web design; permission based marketing, and the anatomy of an email. What You Will Learn: How to design HTML emails that look great Simple methods to design & test email newsletters Best practice, permission based email marketing tips & techniques Proven strategies for selling email design services to your clients The book shows the reader how to plan, design, and build gorgeous HTML email designs that look great in every email program: Outlook, Gmail, Apple Mail, etc. All-important tasks like legal requirements, testing, spam compliance and known hacks and workarounds are covered.

Coders at Work

  • Filename: coders-at-work.
  • ISBN: 9781430219491
  • Release Date: 2009-12-21
  • Number of pages: 632
  • Author: Peter Seibel
  • Publisher: Apress

Peter Seibel interviews 15 of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work, offering a companion volume to Apress’s highly acclaimed best-seller Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston. As the words “at work” suggest, Peter Seibel focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of programming, while revealing much more, like how they became great programmers, how they recognize programming talent in others, and what kinds of problems they find most interesting. Hundreds of people have suggested names of programmers to interview on the Coders at Work web site: www.codersatwork.com. The complete list was 284 names. Having digested everyone’s feedback, we selected 15 folks who’ve been kind enough to agree to be interviewed: Frances Allen: Pioneer in optimizing compilers, first woman to win the Turing Award (2006) and first female IBM fellow Joe Armstrong: Inventor of Erlang Joshua Bloch: Author of the Java collections framework, now at Google Bernie Cosell: One of the main software guys behind the original ARPANET IMPs and a master debugger Douglas Crockford: JSON founder, JavaScript architect at Yahoo! L. Peter Deutsch: Author of Ghostscript, implementer of Smalltalk-80 at Xerox PARC and Lisp 1.5 on PDP-1 Brendan Eich: Inventor of JavaScript, CTO of the Mozilla Corporation Brad Fitzpatrick: Writer of LiveJournal, OpenID, memcached, and Perlbal Dan Ingalls: Smalltalk implementor and designer Simon Peyton Jones: Coinventor of Haskell and lead designer of Glasgow Haskell Compiler Donald Knuth: Author of The Art of Computer Programming and creator of TeX Peter Norvig: Director of Research at Google and author of the standard text on AI Guy Steele: Coinventor of Scheme and part of the Common Lisp Gang of Five, currently working on Fortress Ken Thompson: Inventor of UNIX Jamie Zawinski: Author of XEmacs and early Netscape/Mozilla hacker

Why Watch Soap Operas Just Go to Work

  • Filename: why-watch-soap-operas-just-go-to-work.
  • ISBN: 9780557607815
  • Release Date: 2010-08
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Author: Phr Marie Springsteen
  • Publisher: Lulu.com

Could your workplace become a TV soap opera? Do you dread going to work due to a coworkers behavior? Learn some of the characteristics of the workplace soap opera character and how you can deal with them.

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