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Ring any bells? Nov. 27th, 2002 10:34 am
Staff in technology jobs work in the white collar equivalent of a 19th century factory. suffering from isolation, job insecurity and long hours, research has found.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2514771.stm

From: dennyd
Date: November 27th, 2002 - 03:23 am (Link)
"They face the lonely insecurity of the individual entrepreneur in a marketplace and culture that stresses [...] that they are ultimately alone"

Is this researcher a goth?  *grin*

I mean, I'm not denying he's got a point, but it's very poetic language for a report on how miserable it can be to work in our industry...

Mmmhmmm.

From: kentarokurahone
Date: November 27th, 2002 - 05:28 am (Link)
The only difference is that in some cases the technology worker's contidions are self inflicted. :D

Re: Mmmhmmm.

From: valkyriekaren
Date: November 27th, 2002 - 11:28 pm (Link)
to an extent. One of the problems is that some areas of the IT industry are massively oversubscribed, so people feel they have to work very hard and very long hours to prove that they're worth what they're being paid.
There's also a certain amount of geek kudos: "I stayed up all night finishing that bit of code, but it's bug-free now!"

Re: Mmmhmmm.

From: wechsler
Date: November 27th, 2002 - 11:37 pm (Link)
*chuckle*

kentarokurahone is probably very much in the self-inflicted set, I suspect ;)