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The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 08 December 2012

All office workers will have pondered how to ask for a raise but it took Georges Perec, in league with a computer programmer, to come up with a flowchart (later an amusing novella) on the precise method.

Paris-based sound artist Dinah Bird records some peculiarities of ultra-hierarchal French office life and composes her version of Perec's process which at times has shades of comedian Jacques Tati's film Playtime.

Translation: David Bellos
Narrator: Alain Mayor
Mix: Jean-Philippe Renoult
Producer: Dinah Bird.

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