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Money-seeking machines

Langour Management interviews for a job.

This line of questioning would have been fine had it been conducted in the manner of polite conversation made to ease the tension between real job-related questions. As a matter of fact, it would have been welcome. When you’re unemployed, it’s nice to get dressed up once in a while and chat with perfect strangers about your personal and professional lives.

Kenneth Champeon (Sept 27 post) muses about employment and the mechanistic world of money:

I prefer to think of us as little orbs of labor being hurled hither and yon, by cars and airplanes, by cell phones and wi-fi laptops. We are in control of the situation only insofar as we can always say, No, no, I would rather reduce my expenses somehow, to go off the grid, than to continue being this money-making particle, drawn at high speeds to wherever the money happens to be.

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