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Why we must resist the cult of ‘performative workaholism’ | Money

#ThankGodIt’sMonday! This is the rallying cry of a new movement of work obsessives, according to a widely shared opinion piece on “performative workaholism” in the New York Times. These ergomaniacs encourage each other to “hustle harder”. They drink from water coolers containing floating cucumbers carved with pro-work slogans, such as “Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done.” “No one ever changed the world on 40 hours a week,” Elon Musk, the patron saint of the #TIGM movement announced…

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My toxic supervisor ruined my health – but my university did nothing | Anonymous academic | Education

I arrived in the UK with a highly skilled work visa and a prestigious European grant. I thought I had hit the jackpot: my contract guaranteed enough money to pay the bills and fund high-quality research, my supervisor was a big name in the field, and my project would allow me to pursue big ideas and make a difference. But that’s not how things turned out. The superstar supervisor turned out to represent everything wrong with academia. During one of…

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Red Bull wants us to leave work at 4pm. I couldn’t agree more | Opinion

I’m not squeamish, except for one small thing: I cannot repeat rhyming couplets. So I can’t tell you exactly what Red Bull’s latest London Underground advert says because it uses this mawkish lyrical form. I can tell you that it was reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for promising health benefits that fizzy drinks aren’t allowed to do (nope, not even Shloer). I can even describe that promise, in a roundabout way: Red Bull will make you feel so energetic…

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