There's No I in Office: 4293 Meaningless Phrases to Keep Your Coworkers Smiling While Avoiding Actual Conversation

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Ulysses Press, 2009 - Humor - 192 pages
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?This is the Michael Jordan of books.” ?Adam Carolla

?Completely and totally unwittingly, Paul Koehorst and Jacob Lentz have written perhaps the most important new business book since Who Moved My Cheese?” ?Jim Cramer, Mad Money with Jim Cramer


Like 'em, hate 'em or simply too busy to deal with 'em, you're going to end up face to face with 'em in the elevator, at the water cooler and around every cubicle: friendly, talkative coworkers. Ignore them and they'll think you're conceited and make your job miserable. Talk to them and you'll waste valuable time or even worse?end up in a burdensome friendship.

The ultimate business book parody, There's No I in Office provides a solution to this conundrum of office politics so brilliant that it's just stupid enough to actually work. Packed with meaningless things to say in any work situation, these 4293 clever little phrases will amuse your coworkers without starting a real conversation. It's your ticket to becoming a beloved stranger to everyone in the office.
 

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Oh my GOODNESS! Buy this book and keep it at work! It's hilarious!!! And if you're bored you totally have something to do...from memorizing responses to the question "Do you like working here?" (It's ... Read full review

Contents

When Your Carpool Picks You Up
8
At the Coffee Machine
21
In the Bathroom
35
At the Vending Machine
41
When Youre Starting a Conference Call
57
Meaningless ings to
70
To a Coworker Who Is Always on Their PDA
83
When Someone Asks You a Computer Question
90
When Youre Praised for Your Work
170
When You Fail to Meet Your Sales Goals
172
While on Strike
185
Meaningless ings to
199
When a Subordinate Asks for a Letter of Recommendation
213
When a Coworker Gets Another Job
214
When Your Department Is Making Cutbacks
227
When Management Brings in Food as a Reward for the Staff
240

Meaningless ings to
104
To a Coworker Returning from a Honeymoon
117
When You Bump into Two Coworkers Who Are Clearly on a Date
129
To a Coworker Who Just Bought a New Car
142
To a Coworker Who Eats Health Foods
155
Sick Days Holidays
251
Before You Leave on a Vacation
264
When Youre a Dental Hygienist or Dentist
277
When Youre a Police Officer
290
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About the author (2009)

Jacob Lentz is a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Paul Koehorst is a TV writer and producer. Both authors live in Los Angeles.

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