Save the Assistants: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace [NOOK Book]

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"If you're tired, you're poor, and you're a huddled mass of an assistant yearning to breathe free, look no further than Save the Assistants." --Yahoo!

"Lilit at Save the Assistants . . . feels your pain." --Marie Claire

What happens when nine-to-five turns into nine-to-eleven? How do you outmaneuver the ...
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Save the Assistants: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace

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Overview

"If you're tired, you're poor, and you're a huddled mass of an assistant yearning to breathe free, look no further than Save the Assistants." --Yahoo!

"Lilit at Save the Assistants . . . feels your pain." --Marie Claire

What happens when nine-to-five turns into nine-to-eleven? How do you outmaneuver the office Underminer? Is it appropriate to have a cocktail at a company lunch? How do you get reservations for a restaurant with an unlisted phone number? What do you do when your boss throws a stapler at your head?

As Page Six Magazine recently noted, bosses are "going from mean to monstrous--and making The Devil Wears Prada look like a love story." What's an office drone to do? Call on Save the Assistants, the addictive and insightful guide to workplace sanity by Lilit Marcus, renowned assistant expert.

On your first day at work, you learned how to answer the phone and turn on the computer. But four years of college hardly prepared you for the coffee-fetching, back-stabbing, and you-should-have-done-it-yesterdays of office life. Save the Assistants is here to help you not only survive your job, but ultimately get the career you want.
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Marie Claire
Lilit at Save the Assistants . . . feels your pain.
Yahoo!
“If you’re tired, you’re poor, and you’re a huddled mass of an assistant yearning to breathe free, look no further than Save the Assistants.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401395131
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,219,692
  • File size: 746 KB

Meet the Author

Lilit Marcus is the cofounder of SavetheAssistants.com and the editor of TheGloss.com. She is the former editor of Jewcy.com. Her writing has also appeared in Newsweek, the New York Post, and MediaBistro. She lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

A Millennial Assistant Manifesto xv

1 The Daily Life of an Assistant 1

2 Bosses: The Bad, the Ugly, and the (Rarely) Good 37

3 The Rest of the Office 89

4 Getting in-and out-of the Groove 137

5 Going into the Light 168

6 The Story of Wayne: An Assistant Parable 221

Endnotes 235

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Hilarious and Useful

    I believe this book can be particularly useful to recent college graduates working an entry-level job. Reading this book makes you feel as if you're having a work-related conversation with a good friend. The humor in the author's writing makes it so fun to read, while at the same time giving you insight into the office environment. Her tips are easy to follow and useful. I work as a receptionist, not an assistant, but her scenarios, examples and tips were very relatable. I'd recommend this to anyone at an entry-level job, and anyone who's looking to learn how to become a better boss.

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