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Sabotage in the American Workplace: Anecdotes of Dissatisfaction, Mischief and Revenge Paperback – April, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Pressure Drop Press; 1st edition (April 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962709131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962709135
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #551,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here are all the fantasies you've ever had about getting back at an employer but didn't dare try. Many of the stories would be funny if their causes hadn't been fed by such discontent. And lest you think this is unique or endemic to late-20th-century America, there are scores of historical quotations and anecdotes.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 19, 1996
Format: Paperback
This is not a book for employers, bosses, or anyone who represents authority in the workplace. (Although they might learn something from reading it.) No, this is a book for those who want to be reassured that they are not the only people who have ever lashed back at their employers. For those who are considering such actions, it gives some excellent examples of what can be done. There are also numerous quotes and news-clips about sabotage, employee moral, and the nature of work.
The book is broken down by catagories such as office workplaces, entertainment industry, and the food services. Some anecdotes pale in comparison to others, but it is important to understand that Martin Sprouse collected stories from people from all walks of life. Some were more daring than others, but the emotions behind their actions are all the same.
It is best read a few anecdotes at a time, otherwise the impact of each individual action is lost in a miasma of backlash. In all it is an enlivened book which speaks volumes as to the ways that the business place fails to inspire the loyalty or satisfaction which is so ofted touted as an essential aspect of productive work.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 1998
Format: Paperback
I read this book and dropped out of business school. I'll never respect another boss as long as I live.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Meticulous on March 23, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book has HUNDRED of stories about "getting back" from people of all walks of life. Stories about the computer industry (deleting files, bugs), hotel, food processing, newspaper, office, military, government, retail, and many more. Well laid out, exciting stories and very informative. It has inspired me to write (edit) a spin off type book. I can't recommend it enough!
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