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Work, problems.  ---  .This section is about problems related to work.  ---  1/24/2006

Work, problems.  ---  (1) Not qualified (education).  (2) Not available (recession).  (3) Can't do (ability).  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  A problem is work that does not promote social justice and environmental sustainability.  ---  12/15/2005

Work, problems.  ---  Demotivating thoughts.  Distractions, mental and physical.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Exploitation, oppression.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Getting tired and becoming depressed, hopeless, low self esteem, unable to think, loss of vision, lazy, rushing, overlooking details, antisocial, snapping.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Increasingly limited and prescribed patterns of behavior in more and more areas of life.  Restrictive standards of dress and speech.  Lack of freedom and individuality expression.  Similar things happening in law.  How far can it all go?  What negative affects does it have on one psychologically?  ---  04/30/1993

Work, problems.  ---  Low productivity, low quality, can't concentrate.  Unmotivated, not driven, inertia.  Too emotional to work: depressed, angry, nervous.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Mistakes due to ignorance, inattentiveness, laziness, or fatigue.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Morning mania, mid-day realism, evening pessimism.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  One job pays $5/hr.  Another job pays $10/hr.  A third job pays $20/hr.  Sometimes the amount of physical and mental work involved in each of them is the same, yet the pay is drastically different.  No justice.  ---  11/30/1996

Work, problems.  ---  People who (1) Live for their job.  (2) Allow job to define them.  (3) Think work will be the answer.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Problem of overwork.  (1) Culturally induced overwork.  (2) Psychologically induced workaholics.  Needs to feel superior.  Fears job loss.  ---  6/4/2004

Work, problems.  ---  Problem of overwork.  (1) Hyper-competition in the workplace.  Corporate cultures of overwork.  (2) Workaholics avoiding life and its emotionally painful issues through overwork.  (3) People who love their work and want to do it all the time?  ---  1/22/2004

Work, problems.  ---  Problems of overwork.  (1) The company demands more than 40 hours of work a week.  (2) The workplace culture coerces more than 40 hours of work a week.  (3) The individual has a pathological compulsion to work more than 40 hours a week doing unredeeming work for the company.  Workaholic.  (4) The individual, in order to make enough money to live, has to work more than 40 hours a week.  (5) The individual, in order to assuage a money-lust, works more than 40 hours a week.  (6) The individual, patho-socialized by a hyper-competitive culture, works more than 40 hours a week.  (7) The individual, with absolutely no clue how to productively use free time, works more than 40 hours a week.  ---  4/8/2004

Work, problems.  ---  Problems of task vs. problems with people.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Problems that are part of job vs. run of mill problems vs. exceptional problems.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Problems with the US work system.  See: Business > Critiques of big business.  See: Economics > Critiques of capitalism.  ---  12/15/2005

Work, problems.  ---  Problems with work in USA.  Many US workplaces are hyper-competitive.  Productivity at any cost.  Profit at any cost.  Success by any means.  Company vs. company competition.  Worker vs. worker competition.  With no limit.  Work the employees ragged.  Drive the competition out of business.  ---  9/2/2004

Work, problems.  ---  Problems with work.  (1) Task: boring or tough.  (2) People: superiors, co-workers, subordinates; incompetent, bitchy, bossy, whiny, pita.  (3) Outside problems in your life interfering with work.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Problems, symptoms, causes, effects, epidemiology, mechanism, solutions/techniques/therapies.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Problems: unrecognized work, unrewarded work, unadvancing, un-pay-raised.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Problems.  (1) People raise their kids to do well in the work world.  The work world is repressed.  People thus raise repressed kids.  (2) Work is the primary force that shapes society and culture.  The work world is pathological.  Thus, work warps society.  ---  1/4/1999

Work, problems.  ---  Problems.  (1) Problems with boss.  (2) Problems with subordinates.  (3) Problems with customers.  (4) Problems with working environment.  (5) Problems with the work culture.  ---  10/4/1999

Work, problems.  ---  Problems.  (1) Too much work vs. too little work.  (2) Too difficult work vs. too easy work.  ---  4/17/2001

Work, problems.  ---  Thank god I took five years off.  Ordinary work is so very (1) Boring and soul destroying (draws you away from your interests and concerns).  (2) Mind warping and socializing (draws you into a world that is fu*ked up).  (3) Resource draining (time and energy).  ---  08/12/1993

Work, problems.  ---  The modern american work world.  People screwing each other left and right.  People working their whole lives to come up with nothing.  It happens too often.  ---  07/03/1994

Work, problems.  ---  The problem with work in today's society is: (1) Your occupation determines who you are.  (2) All occupations have been dumbed down to robot level.  (3) The resulting message sent to workers is that we are all dummies and robots.  (4) Many people believe the above message and consequently waste their lives away.  (4) Therefore, it is crucial to develop a life outside one's occupation.  ---  6/25/2001

Work, problems.  ---  They try every way to get you to conform: through persuasion, coercion, etc.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Two big issues: boredom and wimp work.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Two big issues.  Expectations not paying off.  Neglecting other important areas in pursuit of money.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Two mistakes.  Calling for help when you shouldn't.  Not calling for help when you should.  ---  01/11/1997

Work, problems.  ---  Two problems.  (1) Passive monopolization by work of your time and energy available for thought and action prevents your development.  (2) Active change of your mind or physical condition for worse due to work.  ---  12/30/1992

Work, problems.  ---  Two work problems.  (1) Merely making a living versus doing something with your life.  Instead of working to pay your bills, find meaningful work that is in line with your highest ideals.  (2) Cost of living versus wages.  In a fair work system, wages keep up with the cost of living.  ---  12/1/2006

Work, problems.  ---  Work at its worst.  People feeling held hostage by their jobs and by the requirements of an overconsumptive society.  So afraid of losing their job that they compromise their principles and lose their ideals.  Boring work.  Unchallenging work.  Meaningless work.  Unproductive work.  Counterproductive work.  Work that does not help the individual, employer, consumer, society or earth.  Pay that does not provide a decent standard of living or quality of life.  Pay at the poverty level.  Pay that provides a poor quality of life.  ---  4/4/2004

Work, problems.  ---  Work problems.  Can not take authority.  Can not take criticism.  Can not handle subordinates: treats them either too tight (bossy) or too lax.  Does not work well with others.  ---  10/25/1997

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