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The Resource Seasonal associate, Heike Geissler ; translated by Katy Derbyshire ; afterword by Kevin Vennemann

Seasonal associate, Heike Geissler ; translated by Katy Derbyshire ; afterword by Kevin Vennemann

Label
Seasonal associate
Title
Seasonal associate
Statement of responsibility
Heike Geissler ; translated by Katy Derbyshire ; afterword by Kevin Vennemann
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of afterword,
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
No longer able to live on the proceeds of her freelance writing and translating income, German novelist Heike Geissler takes a seasonal job at Amazon Order Fulfillment in Leipzig. But the job, intended as a stopgap measure, quickly becomes a descent into humiliation, and Geissler soon begins to internalize the dynamics and nature of the post-capitalist labor market and precarious work. Driven to work at Amazon by financial necessity rather than journalistic ambition, Heike Geissler has nonetheless written the first and only literary account of corporate flex-time employment that offers "freedom" to workers who have become an expendable resource. Shifting between the first and the second person, Seasonal Associate is a nuanced expose of the psychic damage that is an essential working condition with mega-corporations. Geissler has written a twenty-first-century account of how the brutalities of working life are transformed into exhaustion, shame, and self-doubt
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Saisonarbeit
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1977-
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Geissler, Heike
Dewey number
  • 838
  • 331.25729092
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PT2667.E523
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • offprints
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1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Derbyshire, Katy
  • Vennemann, Kevin
Series statement
Semiotexte native agents series
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  • Geissler, Heike
  • Amazon.com (Firm)
  • Temporary employment
  • Labor market
  • Temporary employees
  • Amazon.com (Firm)
  • Temporary employees
  • Employees
  • Labor market
  • Temporary employment
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Seasonal associate, Heike Geissler ; translated by Katy Derbyshire ; afterword by Kevin Vennemann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Saisonarbeit
  • Series from publisher's website
  • "Original edition published in German in the Volte series, volume 2, edited by Jörn Dege and Mathias Zeiske for Spector Books, 2014."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: One.A job is required and found. Essentially, you're beside yourself. And it may be a matter of life and death -- Two.You attend a training session or watch a play. No one feels like crying or raging yet, but don't worry, they will -- Three.You know a bit about insults and you open your mouth. You're much stronger than me and you're not yet talking to yourself in employee language -- Four.My boyfriend gets mail from Amazon. You learn new words and encounter your first products. You laugh, once -- Five.You show off with chocolates you can't afford. I consider what actually works. Together, we fall over backwards. And aside from that, it's Monday -- Six.For a while, you know your way around the job. But then you have a cubi-tote problem. And that's a real and lasting big deal --
  • Note continued: Seven.You're sick and worried the illness might have disappeared overnight. The doctor's job might not be any better than yours. And it's worth sticking out a leg to trip up the working world -- Eight.You have dismissive armies inside you. But at least it's snowing, and you're back to health. Aside from that: books! And a brief crush adds bonus power on the job -- Nine.It'll soon be Christmas so it's time to act. My boyfriend gets more mail from Amazon. You work the turbo shift and you've had enough -- Ten.You're nearly through. First, though, you want to talk about the weather. Your new best friend is a soccer hooligan, and taped choirs don't count -- Eleven.Have you actually taken action now? You've got a whole lot done, but you still have little idea of freedom. And Amazon wants to employ you again
Control code
on1029795837
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781635900361
Lccn
2018410387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Seasonal associate, Heike Geissler ; translated by Katy Derbyshire ; afterword by Kevin Vennemann
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Saisonarbeit
  • Series from publisher's website
  • "Original edition published in German in the Volte series, volume 2, edited by Jörn Dege and Mathias Zeiske for Spector Books, 2014."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: One.A job is required and found. Essentially, you're beside yourself. And it may be a matter of life and death -- Two.You attend a training session or watch a play. No one feels like crying or raging yet, but don't worry, they will -- Three.You know a bit about insults and you open your mouth. You're much stronger than me and you're not yet talking to yourself in employee language -- Four.My boyfriend gets mail from Amazon. You learn new words and encounter your first products. You laugh, once -- Five.You show off with chocolates you can't afford. I consider what actually works. Together, we fall over backwards. And aside from that, it's Monday -- Six.For a while, you know your way around the job. But then you have a cubi-tote problem. And that's a real and lasting big deal --
  • Note continued: Seven.You're sick and worried the illness might have disappeared overnight. The doctor's job might not be any better than yours. And it's worth sticking out a leg to trip up the working world -- Eight.You have dismissive armies inside you. But at least it's snowing, and you're back to health. Aside from that: books! And a brief crush adds bonus power on the job -- Nine.It'll soon be Christmas so it's time to act. My boyfriend gets more mail from Amazon. You work the turbo shift and you've had enough -- Ten.You're nearly through. First, though, you want to talk about the weather. Your new best friend is a soccer hooligan, and taped choirs don't count -- Eleven.Have you actually taken action now? You've got a whole lot done, but you still have little idea of freedom. And Amazon wants to employ you again
Control code
on1029795837
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781635900361
Lccn
2018410387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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