The meaning of presentism It varies by context and geographic region. In Argentina , the term is used in the workplace to name the prize that the worker receives has no unexcused absences and, therefore, is present every day in his post of job .
The presentism, in this sense, translates into a economic reward for one who, throughout the whole month, has not lacked without cause his job . On the other hand, the worker who was absent from his work on some occasion loses the presentism and, therefore, does not receive the money in question.
For example: "The company announced that it will remove the presentism to employees who adhere to the strike", "I'm going to complain to the person in charge of human resources: they present me badly presentism, "As I work in black, I have no prize for presentism".
In other countries, however, presentism is a problem of Health linked to work In these cases, the presentism appears when a worker, for fear of losing his job, he goes to his workplace even when he is sick or unable to perform normally. This causes a loss of productivity for the company in question.
Much has been debated about labor presentism and those who criticize it consider that it is the result of the bad professional conditions that exist in the current market. Thus, the fear of being unemployed, makes workers go to their position even when they are not in the best health conditions.
Inside of philosophy , the presentismo is the current that affirms that the past and the future are not part of the reality, since the only thing that exists is the I presented . According to this doctrine, both the past and the future are only logical constructions developed by the human being.
Many are those who defend and advocate for presentism. Thus, for example, we can say that Buddhists totally agree with it as evidenced by certain documents of this religion in which the idea that only the present moment is real and physical, while the past and The future is unreal.
Starting from that idea we can say that the presentism maintains a close relationship with an expression or maxim that has remained in Latin: "Carpe Diem", which means "Live the moment". In this case, that council does not have such a complicated philosophical process behind it, but it does determine that what is really important, what exists and what we can change or improve is the present.
That maxim became an emblem thanks, for example, to the famous film "The club of the dead poets" (1989), directed by Peter Weir and starring the late Robin Williams. This gives life to a teacher who comes to teach a center based on old standards, which aims for his young students to find their way and do so giving their lives the changes they need.