Sunday, December 30, 2007

Good dress sense - and poor pay - are in fashion

Um ensaio de 2005 sobre a importância das chamadas "soft skills" ("facilidade de comunicação", "motivação", etc.) no mundo profissional (no contexto do Reino Unido):

There is, though, something more sinister about this attenuation of the term "skill". When we look closely at so-called generic skills, they are not what any reasonable person would regard as skills: they are personal traits that can readily be moulded into the characteristics required by an employer. They are the skills that ensure a subservient workforce that does what it is told and that will work for low pay.

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