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Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Wee Room
AUG 3, 6, 9-10, 13, 16-17, 20, 23-24 at 12:15 (60 min)
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Itís said that 60% of us hate our jobs. Is it any wonder, with pointless jargon to contend with (Key Performance Indicators, anyone?), and even more pointless employee perks? A stapler isnít a perk, friends. And as for bosses, where do we start?
Karoshi is Japanese for Ďdeath by overworkí Ė literally. But what about the little deaths we all experience every time we clock in? In this hilarious, fact-filled hour, comedian (and tired ex-middle manager) Mel Byron pokes fun at the absurdities that drove her to head for the door.
Mel also treats us to a whistle stop tour of the history of work. Perhaps there we can find the beginnings of modern management hierarchy or the dreaded performance appraisal.
Aimed at anyone whoís ever had a job, this is surely the most relatable show youíve ever seen.
There will also be free biscuits.
The show is directed by Chris Head.

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