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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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- No linked table of contents (a huge fail for a book like this!)
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A lot of focus went into writing the problems but not so much the solutions.
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.
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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
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