Wake Me When It's Time to Work

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Routledge, Aug 21, 2012 - Business & Economics - 202 pages
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This wisdom-filled and often amusing book prepares you for virtually every unpleasant business experience imaginable. Originally written as a father's advice to his children as they entered the workforce, it tellss what really awaits you behind office doors.



 

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Contents

Introduction or Leave Your Idealism at the Office Door
1
Corporate Culture Shift or If You Want a Best Friend Get a Dog Not a Job
3
Some Company Personality Types or Lords and Lackeys on Parade
6
Procedures in Large Companies or Who Needs Reasons When We Have Policies?
22
Games People Play or How to Spot Houdini Copperfield and Other Masters of Illusion
29
The Meeting Phenomenon or Wake Me When Its Time to Work
52
Office Survival Information or How to Avoid Falling for Hooks Lines and Stinkers
61
A Look at Management or I May Be Ineffective But I Have a Nice Office
106
Inside the Company or And You Thought Only People Could Get Indigestion
157
The Mistreatment of Employees or What the Company Giveth the Company Can Taketh Away
182
Closing Remarks or Either Use Your Noggin or Take a Floggin
195
Index
197
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