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S07E05: Pretending to be busy at work

This article is a reedition of “Pretending to be under pressure at work” with the TV show W1A. Mom offered me a tiny book the other day: “50 golden rules … Continue reading

9 June 2015 · Leave a comment

S01E03: Pretending to be under pressure at work

Mom offered me a tiny book the other day: “50 golden rules to survive in business”, I have read two rules so far. One of them was: “Always pretend to … Continue reading

22 October 2014 · 1 Comment

S03E13: What is the point of getting married if no one can see?

What is the point of living, helping, cleaning up, getting dressed up, succeeding in life, if no one can see? Why is it so important for marriage, in particular, to … Continue reading

7 September 2014 · Leave a comment

S01E03: Does your job have to make a difference (to be worth doing)?

Is social work more valuable than modelling or singing or selling car parts? (Also read: Is intellectual work more respectable than manual labour?) Traditionnally, labour represented for Aristotle, Karl Marx or … Continue reading

4 April 2014 · Leave a comment

S04E03: Suffering or death, are we free to choose?

One of the most famous speeches in the history of TV series is “The Whole Blah Damn Thing” of Andy Botwin in Weeds (Showtime) As a huge fan of Jenji … Continue reading

15 March 2014 · Leave a comment

S01E24: Is intellectual work more respectable than manual labour?

The French usually say that there is no such thing as a stupid job. We recently approached the subject  from the angle of remuneration, using an extract of Breaking Bad … Continue reading

26 February 2014 · 1 Comment

S02E06: Do you deserve your salary?

Ever since the time of the Ancient Greece, philosophers have been studying the question of work and its remuneration. Plato defended the idea of a fair pay, where the salary … Continue reading

26 January 2014 · 1 Comment

S02E08: Is marriage a private matter gone public?

  When two people in love decide to get married, they are likely to say that their goal is to formalize their bond, to show the whole world how much … Continue reading

23 January 2014 · 4 Comments
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