Wednesday, September 10, 2008

CPSRenewal.ca Email Rant: The Changing Nature of Work

Here is another email exchange between Mike and I that we decided to share with you.

-----Original Message-----
From: mmangulabnan
To: ncharney
Subject: the changing nature of work

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=6e280be9-ab96-410f-bd0d-8f4289923a7f

-----Original Message-----
From: ncharney

To: mmangulabnan

Subject: RE: the changing nature of work


Good article - not mind blowing but a good synopsis of how work is changing. Employers should already be implementing strategies to mitigate the retention implications of these changes. Too bad the city of Hamilton fails to see things the same way ... score another victory against work life balance?

http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/432707

My favorite line:

“The whole energy thing is a red herring,” argued Councillor Lloyd Ferguson. “Oil has come down $25 since the news release (from Merulla) went out, and it sends a real bad message for the image of our city.

“The rest of the world has to work five days a week and we only four?”

I guess he fails to see that in fact promoting work life balance in the civil service could start a trend in the city that will ultimately attract people to it and its civil service...


-----Original Message-----
From: mmangulabnan

To: ncharney

Subject: the changing nature of work


What a knob... and the rest of the world does not in fact work 5 days a week.


-----Original Message-----
From: ncharney

To: mmangulabnan

Subject: RE: the changing nature of work



His attitude is clearly of the pointy-haired boss variety:



Not to mention that working from home allows you to avoid certain distractions ...



Given context above, telecommuting also raises some ethical questions:



-----Original Message-----
From: mmangulabnan

To: ncharney

Subject: the changing nature of work

Well played...

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