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Old 06-30-2019, 06:12 PM
 
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Actually, I'm not sure it's just young people.


Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?
Erin Griffin

Welcome to hustle culture.
In the new work culture, enduring or even merely liking oneís job is not enough. Workers should love what they do, and then promote that love on social media, thus fusing their identities to that of their employers.

Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work? - Fin2me
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Yes, because spending 16 hours a day in your groovy work/loft with free coffee and beer on Fridays and nerf disc competitions on the hour is sooooo much better than, you know, having a life.

Funny why employers are willing to spend on disneywork environments, isn't it?

I have never looked closely at one of these super-fun-wonderful-Ooooh work environments and seen anything that actually benefited an employee, except to make them feel good about working long hours with indifferent return (raises, benefits, promotions) over the free soda machine.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:33 PM
 
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Actually, I'm not sure it's just young people.


Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?
Erin Griffin

Welcome to hustle culture.
In the new work culture, enduring or even merely liking one’s job is not enough. Workers should love what they do, and then promote that love on social media, thus fusing their identities to that of their employers.

Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work? - Fin2me
The first sentence is right.

If people don't pretend, they will be out of job.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:35 PM
 
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The article is specifically about tech start ups and venture capital. Those kind of companies have always attracted people who are willing to risk working 80 hour weeks for either something they're passionate about, or for the chance at getting rich.
There's a very clear benefit to the employee in those cases. They are typically paid heavily in equity, they voluntarily choose those environments on the chance they can make it rich. It's not exploitative, no one joins an environment like that without knowing what they are getting into.

Knowing this forum, I assume most people won't read the article, and will incorrectly take the title and apply it to their 40 hour/week job and complain about working in general.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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"It’s not difficult to view hustle culture as a swindle. After all, convincing a generation of workers to beaver away is convenient for those at the top" - Erin Griffith reports
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“The vast majority of people beating the drums of hustle-mania are not the people doing the actual work. They’re the managers, financiers and owners,” said David Heinemeier Hansson, the co-founder of Basecamp
Somebody didn't read the article, did she?
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:21 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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The first sentence is right.

If people don't pretend, they will be out of job.
We pretend to like the work even for 99% of us, we just want a paycheck to pay the bills and increase our savings. Granted, some of us CAN be very passionate about our lines of work too, but hopefully, your typical employer isn't deluded enough to take it personally when people jump ship for more money/better working perks. It's a "sacred relationship"
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The article is specifically about tech start ups and venture capital. Those kind of companies have always attracted people who are willing to risk working 80 hour weeks for either something they're passionate about, or for the chance at getting rich.
There's a very clear benefit to the employee in those cases. They are typically paid heavily in equity, they voluntarily choose those environments on the chance they can make it rich. It's not exploitative, no one joins an environment like that without knowing what they are getting into.

Knowing this forum, I assume most people won't read the article, and will incorrectly take the title and apply it to their 40 hour/week job and complain about working in general.
Yep.

I've never worked for a company like this. Tech companies can be a grind, but I've never been in that loop.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I have a first cousin twice removed who is a good kid. He's smart and motivated. He got a job as VP of marketing in a Seattle tech startup. His previous work experience was owning a pizza parlor. They were in business for three years. He worked 14 hours a day and loved it. Then they sold out to a multinational, and his share was $16 million.

If I had a job like that, I could love it too.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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Really? Loving work? I have others thing I would prefer be doing if I have a choice. If I don’t have to pay any bill, I would rather spend all time doing anything other than working.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Knowing this forum, I assume most people won't read the article, and will incorrectly take the title and apply it to their 40 hour/week job and complain about working in general.
Hahaha so accurate.
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