FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 3 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Working Life has been added to your Basket
+ £0.00 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by ThriftBooks-USA
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Working Life Paperback – 3 Mar 2001


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£10.50
£8.65 £1.48
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Amazon Original Books on Sale
Browse a selection of over 160+ Kindle Books currently on sale from 99p. Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Publications (3 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609807374
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609807378
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 681,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"A wonderfully readable tour through the history of ideas about work, as human nature or human condition; as curse or blessing; as a calling by God or expression of the inner self."
-- Michael W. Munley, Philadelphia Inquirer

"None of my guests on World of Ideas stimulated more response from viewers than Joanne Ciulla."
--Bill Moyers, Public Affairs Television, Inc.

From the Inside Flap

EXPLORING AND EXPLODING OUR NOTIONS OF WORK
Joanne B. Ciulla, a noted scholar in Leadership and Ethics, examines why so many people today have let their jobs take over their lives. Technology was supposed to free us from work, but instead we work longer hours-often tethered to the office at home by cell phones and e-mail. People still look to work for self-fulfillment, community, and identity, but these things may be increasingly difficult to find in today's workplace. Gone is the social contract where employees and employers shared a sense of mutual loyalty, yet many of us still sacrifice personal time for jobs that we could lose at the drop of a stock price. Tracing the evolution of the meaning of work from Aesop to Dilbert, and critically examining the past 100 years of management practices, Ciulla asks questions that we often willfully ignore at our own peril.
*When you are on your deathbed, will you wish you had spent more time at the office?
*Why do we define ourselves by our jobs rather than by other activities we do outside of work?
*What can employers and employees promise each other in today's business environment?
Provocative and entertaining, The Working Life challenges us to think about the meaning of work and its impact on our lives.

See all Product description

Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 23 reviews
F. Segura
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book, before you read this book you have ...
11 March 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
J. Grattan
4.0 out of 5 starsEmployer manipulation and arbitrariness (4.25*s)
20 June 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful.
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsAbsolutely love this book
7 June 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
M.A. Helmus
5.0 out of 5 starsMore than a textbook - it's challenging!
31 December 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Alan G. Nasser Sr.
5.0 out of 5 starsa fine book
20 December 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?