• Issue #7: Work

    Issue #7: Work

    Welcome to the seventh issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, dedicated to the subject of Work. In this rather depressing yet unabashedly hopeful edition, Marie-Cécile Godwin Paccard writes about the danger and meaning of burnout and how to avoid Karōshi. Adrian Tineo denounces unspoken bullying and harassment in workplaces.Graham shares a very personal quest for meaning and purpose through work and towards Ikigai. And in this issue's subscriber-only article, Adrian shares some job interview anecdotes, with a hopeful twist at the end.

  • Issue #7: Work

    Business As Unusual

    We need to talk about work. "Work? What’s wrong with work?" you may ask. You would be right to do so. A couple of years back, I might have asked the same thing. From the outside, nothing is wrong with the world of work, nor the workplace. Especially in the tech industry, right? Most of us get pretty good perks and we no longer have to spend 40 years of our life fiddling around for 12 hours a day on a production line like our elders. Metaphorically speaking, of course…