…k towards — such as choosing a tattoo for their boss’s butt — the office is a productivity machine. But that isn’t sustainable. Moreover, David Graeber, anthropologist and the author of Debt: The First 5000 Years, The Utopia of Rules and Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, concluded that because managers expect their workers to show up for 40 hours a week, a whole culture is based around filling time with pointless tasks. That is the entire premise of The Office.
Succinct, vivid writing Max! Perfect examples and research - glad I came across this article. Bookmarking it for future referral as there's so much to soak in!
Awesome work and looking forwardto reading more from you.
I recently read "Bullshit Jobs" and my tuppence on the vacuity of the modern day workplace is summed up in this quote from the author: "We have become a civilization based on work and work as an end and means in itself".
I'd really appreciate if you can take the time to read my piece as I think it makes an ideal companion article to your wonderful writing!
P.S. I've also watched both versions of The Office at least 4 times!