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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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About the Author
Vicky Oliver, author of 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions and Power Sales Words, is an award-winning career expert. Ms. Oliver's numerous articles have appeared in the New York Times Job Market Section, Adweek magazine, and on Crain's New York Business website. She lives in New York City.
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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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a crazy little book that helps soothe the pain that a narcassistic boss can inflict. fun to read, though doesn't have any solutions, except that it is helpful to know one is not... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Doesn't really help.... Really just tells you to kiss everyone's ass or go elsewhere...not helpfulPublished 10 months ago by Rebecca Rinehart
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