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Organizational gossip

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Reasons for gossip
  3. Targets for gossip
  4. Conclusion
  5. References

1. Introduction

A crucial characteristic of a competent engineer is his observation capability.

This is not necessarily confined to technical systems and non-living objects but covers human behavior as well.

As a matter of fact, you don’t do very well in your career if you aren’t capable of understanding human psychology to some extent and aren’t a good observer of patterns in human mannerisms, regardless of the technical skill set you may possess.

Human behavior in competitive social

Bullshit-Jobs (essay)

Near Nuremberg, 2006

I am in the fourth semester of my engineering studies at the university in Nuremberg and I work like many of my fellow-students in several odd jobs to make ends meet.

One of those jobs is working on a nearby building site with three of my buddies during the weekends, for about fifteen Euros per hour.

The main tasks on this building site, which comprises several dilapidated buildings on a large estate, vary a little from day to day, but our main assignments are primarily clearing out …