Death by PowerPoint: A Modern Office Survival Guide
Da Capo Press
, 2006 - Humor
- 219 pages
"Does your manager talk endlessly about 'engineering synergy' and 'bridging disconnects'? Does the guy in the cube next to you eavesdrop and peek at what's in your personal drawer? Are 'circle back' , 'drill down', and 'sign-off' regrettably part of your vocabulary? And what about last year's holiday party - did you behave inappropriately during that 'mandatory fun'? If you work in any kind of office - large or small - the answers to these questions are undoubtably 'yes' and you obvisouly and desperately need the handy manual you now holding in your hands. A life-saving guide to the perils, pitfalls, and peculiarities of corporate culture, 'Death by PowerPoint' provides inclusive coverage of everything you'll need to get ahead (or simply stay above water): the art of office politics - sucking up effectively, how to deal with control freaks and that annoying guy with all the 'new ideas' ; e-mail etiquette - responding to ridiculous requests, managing passive-aggressive messages, and how best to undo e-damage ; decoding corporate lingo - quick translations for pompous officespeak, new labels for stupid coworkers, and the complete rules for 'Buzzword Bingo' ; sex in the workplace - how to spot video surveillance, telltale signs that others are getting it on, dumping etiquette, and the treacherous realm of sex with the boss." - back cover.