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"Your number one job is to keep your job," Shapiro, a former human resources executive, writes in this informed and disillusioned take on the corporate life, so don't ever "publicly complain, disagree or express a negative view," take more than one week of vacation at a time, "volunteer," or "tell anyone what you're doing." When asked to do anything, acceptable responses are "sure" and "of course," always accompanied by a smile. Your dress style "should match as closely as possible the style of those at the top." Don't make friends at work-it's "deadly" to want to be liked. The book reads like a guerilla survival manual for the employment jungle written by a hardened survivor ("Do you feel there's something...looming over your career, but can't quite put your finger on it? It's not your imagination. It's real."), and explains why companies preach enlightened attitudes-but don't practice them-and why managers and co-workers will not tell you about your career-limiting moves. Though Shapiro's this-is-war outlook may fit some workplaces, her mercenary advice won't work for people whose number one job is to get a job that doesn't require these sacrifices.
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A business book that reads like a page-turner. What a concept. The author's startling and thought-provoking insights make this a must-read wake-up call for all employees who want to know the truth about how their 'promotability' is decided. Read it and reap. (Sam Horn, author of Tongue Fu! and Take the Bully by the Horns)
Corporate Confidential is a great resource for all levels, from new entrants to executives. Shapiro's list of the most common mistakes managers can make, and how to avoid them, is a must-read for anyone interested in getting to the top--and staying there. (Tony Lee, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com)
What you don't know can hurt you, especially in Corporate America. This is the eye-opening book every employee needs to read. (Lewis Maltby, President of the National Workrights Institute)
Corporate Confidential lifts the lid of the cauldron and lets employees see what's really going on inside their organizations whether they know it or not. But this book isn't just for employees. Smart executives and managers will treat this as a must-read for the good of their companies and their careers as well. (Tony Lee, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com)
a terrific book...a must-read for anyone intent on managing career risk. (Anne Fisher Fortune)
I wish I had this book years ago! The author shares the hidden corporate management rules used to classify employees. The rules are clearly outlined and explained. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Teresa
WELL WRITTEN MUST OWN for any job if your working you need this book easy read if you hate reading....AWESOME AUTHORPublished 1 month ago by Treva
Wish I had this book earlier in my career. Great book and detailed advice on how to deal with situations.Published 1 month ago by E. Lee
Terrific, all true and very helpful. Everything Cynthia Shapiro writes in this book, is absolutely true. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SuzyShopper13
This book really made me think. Changed the way I did a lot of things. Realized there is no longer any resemblance of Employee Assistance within the workplace. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Happy is Tulsa
This book is full of great information about job hunting. The author does an excellent job explaining things and it will surprise you when you learn all the tricks and tricky... Read morePublished 4 months ago by kay