[EPUB] ✓ Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day | by ç Craig Lambert #2020

  • Title: Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day
  • Author: Craig Lambert
  • ISBN: 9781619025257
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day By Craig Lambert With the exception of sleep, humans spend of their lifetimes on work than any other activity It is central to our economy, society, and the family It underpins our finances and our sense of meaning in life Given the overriding importance of work, we need to recognize a profound transformation in the nature of work that is significantly altering lives the incomingWith the exception of sleep, humans spend of their lifetimes on work than any other activity It is central to our economy, society, and the family It underpins our finances and our sense of meaning in life Given the overriding importance of work, we need to recognize a profound transformation in the nature of work that is significantly altering lives the incoming tidal wave of shadow work.Shadow work includes all the unpaid tasks we do on behalf of businesses and organizations It has slipped into our routines stealthily most of us do not realize how much of it we are already doing, even as we pump our own gas, scan and bag our own groceries, execute our own stock trades, and build our own unassembled furniture But its presence is unmistakable, and its effects far reaching.Fueled by the twin forces of technology and skyrocketing personnel costs, shadow work has taken a foothold in our society Lambert terms its prevalence as middle class serfdom, and examines its sources in the invasion of robotics, the democratization of expertise, and new demands on individuals at all levels of society The end result A personalized form of consumption, a great social leveling pedigrees don t help with shadow work , and the weakening of communities as robotics reduce daily human interaction.Shadow Work offers a field guide to this new phenomenon It shines a light on these trends now so prevalent in our daily lives and, importantly, offers valuable insight into how to counter their effects It will be essential reading to anyone seeking to understand how their day got so full and how to deal with the ubiquitous shadow work that surrounds them.
    Craig Lambert
    Craig Lambert, Ph.D is the author of Shadow Work The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day Counterpoint Press, 2015 He was a staff writer and editor at Harvard Magazine for than two decades Lambert s work has appeared in publications ranging from Sports Illustrated to Town Country to The New England Journal of Medicine He is also the author of Mind Over Water Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing Houghton Mifflin, 1998 He graduated from Harvard College and received his doctorate, also from Harvard, in sociology.

    Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day By Craig Lambert


    I had been looking forward to this book for a while and went into it thinking it would be mostly about how I have been robbed of my free time by having to scan my own groceries and pump my own gas It is a book about that, in small part, but mostly it is a book that lists every pet peeve about modern life the author has Thus, it is only very loosely about shadow work Among his other rants, Mr Lambert blasts helicopter parents, youth sports leagues, and beepers at restaurants given to tell you you [...]

    Amidst valid points there appear gaps and glacial sized chunks in logic here I did appreciate the few valid points that had to do with paid for actions jobs within a workplace tasks that we formerly had gratis as a bought service and now do ourselves as consumers But that was merely a portion of this book It was mainly anecdotal in form too, which is also a problem.Understanding the reality of unemployment in the 20 something generation throughout the world, not just the USA or Europe I think it [...]

    This book tries to do a lot and stretch the motivating idea far beyond its useful range As a result, the book takes on a sense of crabbing about the changes that have been brought about by automation, digitization, globalization, and a host of other economic and technological zations of various sorts I had heard some good things about the book, but I ended up frustrated and let down Below, I will try to explain.The focal idea of the book shadow work seems to refer to work that we all do that is [...]

    Rachel Blom
    Shadow Work is an attempt to explain why we are so much busier than we sued to be because of shadow work that we do, which used to be someone else s job We re talking about pumping our own gas, scanning our own groceries, booking our own travel, etc What the author says makes sense to some degree, though his interpretation of shadow work is certainly a loose one and some examples are up for debate There s a few in there that feel like a personal rant than a well though out argument He definitel [...]

    Terry Clague
    If I say outsourcing to you, what do you think of Many will think of businesses and governments cost cutting, but it s interesting to think from other angles, which is the heart of this thought provoking, if stretched, book.It s the author s contention, and one can imagine him on an episode of Grumpy Old Men , that a litany of tasks have been outsourced by stealth from organizations to individuals These range from services previously organized by the state through those once provided by firms b [...]

    The title intrigued me I found it only worth skimming through The information was simply stated and then he gave many examples about how shadow work plays itself out.Shadow work is doing work unpaid Whether its having to bag your own groceries at Walmart, booking your own flight on Kayak, answering emails when you are supposed to be unavailable or time off, or even working over your specified time at work because you want a project done Volunteering isn t shadow work because its a giving of our [...]

    Patrick Broussard
    I read an article online that mentioned this book and thought that it would be great The author talks a lot about the shadow work that we do, but proposed pretty much no practical ways to deal with it The last 15 pages or so we re good reading and enlightening, but again did not give any practical advice I would have been fine just reading the article online.

    An interesting concept that the author stretches a bit He draws a lot of very interesting conclusions and makes some in depth links between the rise of shadow work and all types of other issues in society That said a lot of the book goes on, then seems to stick in oh right, shadow work to try and get back to his point Still, an interesting read that is basically a critique of neoliberalism, even if the author doesn t intend or realize that How modern capitalism has lead to the rise of shadow wor [...]

    Shadow work will grow It rewards businesses and organizations in ways that are irresitible No capitalist can refuse a chance to cut those heavy personal costs by transferring jobs to customers who work for free Shadow work pushes us toward isolated self sufficiency But this autonomy comes at a price Those daily interchanges, swapping pleasantries and small talk with service personnel help glue a neighborhood or town together.

    The majority of our day is usually spent doing work, rather than sleeping or relaxing This work, however, might not be necessarily putting money in your bank account We are enslaved to others through shadow work, a series of unpaid, unseen and undervalued jobs that can take up rather a lot of our time This book is a mix between social observation, commentary, self help and realisation it even has a bit of humour, or as much humour as you might permit it to provide after you are slapping your hea [...]

    from the librarybooks discussed in the text The Big Squeeze Tough Times for the American WorkerMore Work For Mother The Ironies Of Household Technology From The Open Hearth To The MicrowaveNever Done A History of American HouseworkThe Harried Leisure ClassThe Theory of the Leisure ClassThe Overworked American The Unexpected Decline Of Leisureno footnotes, no bibliography

    Simon Vandereecken
    Shadow Work studies the way we build our days between awakening and going to sleep, the way our work goes deeper than we may think, and the way some tasks that seem so small during the days takes and importance in our life, all those little unpaid, time consuming tasks and also the increase of self service in our daily lives that we don t usually see reveal to be quite big under this reviewWhile the book was quite interesting and enlightening, on some point it felt a bit as a lament While the [...]

    I decided to read Shadow Work because I thought it would relate to my personal experiences The book began with familiar scenarios such as the evolution of self service gas pumps Then, the story seemed to run afield, expanding into general situations such as shadow work in the office, and other discussions of less individual interest I put the book aside Later, perhaps with renewed expectations, I resumed reading The book took on new meaning, encompassing present day phenomena and their comprehe [...]

    Anne Fabing
    Interesting if not repetitive book about the added chores we have absorbed into our daily routine at the cost of jobs and the economy ATMs, self checkouts, pumping your own gas, trading your own stocks and booking your own travel plans are just a few of the things we now routinely do in our day that once chugged our economy along It s no wonder the unemployment rate for the young is so high Even the internet has fueled shadow work by offering products to help you do your own taxes and complete y [...]

    Shadow WorkBy Craig LambertCounter Point Press 2015Have you ever wondered why your day is so full and yet you just don t seem to get anything done Well, Craig Lambert s startling new book, Shadow Work will open your eyes to all the Shadow Work filling your days Shadow Work is all of the self serve and automatons affecting your own life From self serve gas to researching and booking your own fabulous vacation, Shadow Work takes the responsibilities of business and you do it for free As Craig Lamb [...]

    Kurt Koller
    This book is good at getting one to consider all of the places that they are doing what the author calls shadow work and offers some historical storytelling around some of the changes, like how self serve gasoline became a thing.While the book offers some substantive and measured information, it contains for anecdotal when I was a kid when my father was growing up storytelling than I would have liked.There is a very interesting section on raising children, doing their homework, the loss of pick [...]

    The author makes many excellent points about how modern day leisure time has been eaten away at by companies that externalize costs Examples would include automated phone trees instead of secretaries that actually answer the phone, self service stations in gas stations, banks, airports, and now grocery stores He argues, rather convincingly I think, that as we interact with machine s and other humans less, we become isolated I would agree It can become lonely Also, we have become so obsessed wit [...]

    Unpaid shadow work by consumers in service of companies, assisted by robot and kiosk armies, to ensure productivity goals and targets are met at most optimum efficiency and cost This has an unexpected price on society in terms of atomization, loss of community feeling, machine like automated behavior and depression, as well as sleep deprivation Getting humans out of the equation has some benefits but huge costs too However, although eminently readable, it gets repetitive and does not necessarily [...]

    Lambert makes some thought provoking observations in the introduction and the conclusion, especially when compared with Crawford s analysis of consumerist culture in Shop Class as Soul Craft The rest of the book stretches the definition of work and is merely interesting I read most of it right before I fell asleep as night One sign it did have an impact on me I am fully aware that in writing this review, and in using a account linked to Facebook, I am participating in shadow work, thereby thinni [...]

    We do random work than we used to everything from buying our own stocks and booking our own vacation flights to pumping our own gas and filtering our own spam messages So Lambert observes He does a good job of staying objective throughout, highlighting both the pros greater freedom, lower costs and the cons less leisure time, fewer in person interactions of shadow work You sort of know where he s going with the argument partway into the book, but that doesn t make his points any less important [...]

    Silviu Tulbya
    The author spends a lot of one perusing the subject, closing in on it, and finally in the end you get to the heart of his point Would highly recommend based on the novelty of the subject, the conclusion, and relevancy to what s go by on in our society On the other hand you have to kind of slow down to have the patience for his getting there Still worth it Recommend reading 15 30 pages at a time, then coming back.

    A very insightful analysis of the work the general population has taken on because of automation, like pumping your own gasoline, checking out your own items at stores, banking via an ATM, etc Craig Lambert points out the loss of social contact that has come along with all these chores, along with many people losing their jobs He doesn t always point out that in some cases like pumping gas we actually SAVE time Very well written.

    This book was alright but largely full of tautologies and a New Englander s observations of New England phenomena as examples of world trends This often came off as braggadocio.One statement summarizes the author s position It s not what you do but your relationship to it that defines an activity as play or work.

    There were bits here and there that shined light on something I hadn t considered, but the book didn t capture me I wasn t sure what the hook was other than being aware of shadow work in my life The final chapter didn t resonate with me and I wondered if it was a generational difference between a boomer and a gen xer Either way moving on

    Articulately describes a feeling that I have often struggled with they there is never enough time Explains who, how, and why these time zappers suck our free time I certainly have a new perspective on my time and see shadow work everywhere.

    Phyllis Searles
    No spoilers I liked it and found it informative Somewhat like reading a college text I d recommend it if you have the interest Overall themes time and life management, technology creep, commercialism, simple living challenges, and he did cover lots of topics for today s lifestyles

    Very interesting observation but it so depressed me We have given up our leisure by doing shadow work Its not an influx of immigrants that are taking our jobs We are taking our jobs So depressing

    Paula Griffin
    Important insight for living in the connected worldExplains why the harder I work the be hinder I get it s because I m not always working for me.

    Massanutten Regional Library
    Carol, Central patron, July 2016, 5 stars You ll never look at pumping your own gas and busing your own table the same again.

    References and an index are left as exercises for the reader.

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