Death by PowerPointby Michael Flocker
Does your manager talk endlessly about "engineering synergy" and "bridging disconnects?" Does the guy in the cube next to you eavesdrop and peak at what's in your personal drawer? Have you ever come close to "death by PowerPoint" as you struggle to stay awake in a meeting? If you work in any kind of office--large or small--the answers to these questions are undoubtedly "yes" and you obviously and desperately need Death By PowerPoint. A life-saving guide to twenty-first century corporate culture, it provides incisive coverage of everything you'll need to get ahead (or to 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 Mandatory Fun--proper etiquette for office parties, the curse of Secret Santa, and undermining your drunken co-workers 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
- Da Capo Press
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Meet the Author
The author of the best-selling The Metrosexual Guide to Style, The Hedonism Handbook, and The Fame Game, Michael Flocker lives in New York City.
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Corporate life, like high school, has a social order that separates the drones from the workers. The queen bees, better known as executives, sit back and enjoy the fruits of their workers¿ labors. In fact, bosses made approximately 40 times more money than average workers in 1980 the figure jumped to about 400 times more by 1999. That¿s unfair, but so is life in the workplace. Michael Flocker offers amusing observations and practical (as well as funny, but impractical) advice in his satirical look at office survival. He covers everything from dress codes and office politics to etiquette and office romances. We recommend this book to any employee who¿s looking for a little comic relief. That pretty much includes everybody.
I found this book entertaining moreso than a survival guide. The co-worker pranks were very funny. Looking at the workplace as a fun environment instead of the typical books that cater to how to improve your career was a breath of fresh air. I laughed outloud many times.