The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise

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Random House, 2011 - Employees - 112 pages
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So having weighed the pros and cons you have decided to approach your boss to ask for that well earned raise in salary but before you schedule the all important meeting you decide to dip into this handy volume in the hope of finding some valuable tips but instead find a hilarious, mind bending farcical account of all the many different things that may or may not happen on the journey to see your boss with no punctuation or capitalisation and certainly no full stops.

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Georges Perec (1936-82) won the Prix Renaudot in 1965 for his first novel Things: A Story of the Sixties, and went on to exercise his unrivalled mastery of language in almost every imaginable kind of writing, from the apparently trivial to the deeply personal. He composed acrostics, anagrams, autobiography, criticism, crosswords, descriptions of dreams, film scripts, heterograms, lipograms, memories, palindromes, plays, poetry, radio plays, recipes, riddles, stories short and long, travel notes, univocalics, and, of course, novels. Life: A User's Manual, which draws on many of Perec's other works, appeared in 1978 after nine years in the making and was acclaimed a masterpiece to put beside Joyce's Ulysses. It won the Prix Medicis and established Perec's international reputation.

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