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Save the Assistants: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace Paperback – August 31, 2010
"Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It"
Read the new book by bestselling author Grace Helbig. More by Grace Helbig.
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Marcus offers readers all sorts of tips, tricks, and inspiration as she gives the lowdown on entry-level desk jobs. It makes for some great reading, too: It's funny as hell, with anecdotes about bad bosses and crazy workers that will make those with some experience as assistants nod in agreement. And while some may consider the tone of this book "bitchy," I see it as realistic and honest.
Now, please note this is NOT a how-to skills guide for assistants. You won't learn about the latest software or filing systems. Good -- there are lots of other books out there for that sort of thing. What this book offers instead is help with "soft skills" like relationship building and effective communication, skills that are essential for surviving in an office.
Save the Assistants is a great guide both for those interested in making administrative assisting their career (?!!) and for those who are just trying to get their foot in the door as they aim for something better. If you fall in either camp, grab this book -- and keep it close by.
- the dumb superiors and co-workers I have to put up with at work sometimes;
- how I can be a better employee and co-worker;
- where I should draw the line in work relationships;
- how to advance and be worthy of those advancements;
- how to be promoted gracefully;
- how to adjust to my new promotion; and
- how to treat and manage my support staff.
This book answered these questions quickly and briefly with little fluff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Now this is a GREAT book! It says for new assistant's but I've been an assistant for 26 years and I'm always looking for new tips and ideas to be better. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kymmee
Assistant life can be thankless and unpleasant. Marcus captures this in STA. It's easy to get caught up in the narrative that assistants are entitled whiny brats who need thick... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Laura Donovan
I wasn't sure what to expect but after reading STA I learned some great tips on how to handle different situations at my current not-so-great job... Read morePublished on October 7, 2012 by Liz
This book is a compilation of complaints about working for a bad boss. It categorizes bosses and communication styles... Poorly. Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Amazon Customer
still an amazingly valuable tool for getting around the office at your first (or sometimes, sadly, your second or third job). Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by canonizer