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heure brute (bore out)

For the majority of the population, the measurement of time by money is, in 2018, 9,88 € for one hour. Embodied in the smallest unit of money – in its largest and heaviest form but also in the most cumbersome and the most insignificant materiality – this sum is stretched, decomposed like an hour of boredom. The 'bore out' is one of the mismatches between the 'employee's pace and the pace he is required to keep: in contrast to the 'burn out', it is boredom and vacuity that overwhelm the worker. The 'gross', or 'brut' in French, sounds then like an echo of the brutality, the roughness of the wasted time.