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Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots: 201 Smart Ways to Handle the Toughest People Issues Paperback – September 1, 2008
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Vicky has been featured on the front page of the New York Times 'Job Market' section and on over 100 local and national radio programs. She was designated in-house job-hunting expert at the Shomex Diversity Fair at Madison Square Garden. Her articles have appeared in Adweek magazine and on Crain's New York Business website; and she was interviewed for Esquire magazine's 'Answer Fella' column.
In 2007, Vicky hosted a Business Etiquette Dinner for 142 graduating seniors of Brown University. She also presented an Effective Interviewing seminar to 200 sophomores, juniors, and seniors up at the Brown campus during Career Week.
Vicky was recently elected President of the Brown University Club in New York. Vicky is also a newly minted Vice President of her class at Brown and a member of the Brown Alumni Association Board of Governors.
Vicky believes that job-hunting can be a lonely endeavor and encourages job seekers to contact her via email for advice on their searches. She is in constant touch with over 5,000 recent candidates in all different professions and in all different walks of life: the employed, the unemployed, entrepreneurs, freelancers, retirees, college graduates, and people returning to the job market.
A Brown University graduate with a degree in English Honors and a double major in Political Science, Vicky lives in Manhattan, where she has dedicated herself to helping others turn around their careers and their lives.
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- No linked table of contents (a huge fail for a book like this!)
- Missing footnotes / end notes
- Spaces and line breaks in the middle of words
- Missing spaces between words
- Erratically indented list items
- List bullets in the middle of a line of text
- No breaks between chapters and sections
- Section headings don't stand out
- Some headings intermingled with text
If you were hoping to read this on your Kindle, take a pass until the publishers get their act together.
By writing succinct case studies of numerous, subversive office characters (the bully, the credit snatcher, the rageaholic), Oliver accurately portrays the culture of the modern workplace as an anaerobic petri dish of toxic creatures.
How can your crawl out of this slimy soup? What makes a bad boss tick? Oliver answers these questions with insight and humor. Best of all, she offers practical coping strategies.
Do not let a bad boss shut down your job and career! Read this book and and practice its suggestions on your next business day. There is relief. Vicky Oliver has lowered the oxygen mask and it's possible to start breathing again at work.
What if you don't have a particular problem? Read this book anyway. Vicky Oliver's wisdom will help you avoid getting into hot water anytime down the road. Oliver knows a whole lot about job opportunities and pitfalls, and is absolutely frank and clear-eyed about it all. She comes up with great, workable solutions I never would have thought of, and probably you wouldn't have either. If I had young relatives who were starting out on their careers I'd want them to go armed with Oliver's down to earth wisdom.
An extra bonus--Oliver knows how to tell a funny story. This wise book is truly fun to read.
I have no idea where Ms. Oliver does her research, but her range of material is so rich as to become entertaining in its own right. I much prefer experts who maintain a fresh tone of voice as they feed us a considerable amount of information, and I'd say this book hits from both sides. It's good advice that's actually enjoyable, and as I found myself thinking, what better kind is there?
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I didn't buy this book in any format. I did however skim through a few of the first chapters using the online preview feature. Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by DW
After reading this book, I found that it didn't address the issues that I'm currently facing. There are a lot of examples but nothing came close for me. Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by Neuf
who doesn't have one or more of these toxic yahoos in their workplace? This book covers all the personalities and how to deflect and deal with them. A bible of dysfunction!Published on February 26, 2013 by Mrs M
I love the work that I do and my boss is a fun person off the job but he has no freaking clue how to manage people. I also hate the company I work for. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Goforths
Vicky Oliver's book touches base with every type of personality you can imagine dealing with in the work world, whether as staff in an office setting or as a self-employed worker... Read morePublished on February 25, 2009 by Susan Farley
Another great book by Vicky Oliver dealing with the workplace. Her insights into the day to day issues faced looking for jobs or having a job are both funny, helpful and full of... Read morePublished on February 1, 2009 by Claude Chene