Thrown Under the Bus: The Rise and Fall of an American Worker

Thrown Under the Bus: The Rise and Fall of an American Worker

by Teresa Zerilli-Edelglass

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ISBN-13: 9780985931001
Publisher: Teresa Zerilli Edelglass
Publication date: 06/26/2013
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

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Thrown Under the Bus: The Rise and Fall of an American Worker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AN EYE-OPENING MUST READ! This is an eyebrow raising and heart-wrenching story of an educated and hard-working woman's pursuit of the American Dream within the realm of the government's male-dominated and bigoted NY Transit Authority. Ms. Zerilli-Edelglass' recounting of her ordeal of never ending harassment and male cronyism by superiors, their complicit lawyers, judges and doctors for nearly 20 years will alert the reader to the decades-long mindset of the government’s good 'ol Boys Club. Her willingness to lay it all out there and to describe the legal process as she stood up and battled for her rights will prove helpful to anyone in similar circumstances, regardless of field and is more than commendable! KUDOS Ms. Zerilli-Edelglass!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down and read it till its end.  A work experience that turned into a long term nightmare. If I were starting out in the workforce I would save quite a bit of time and money by learning upfront what one could possibly expect from a employer. You always do not get what one bargains for.  Thank you Teresa for sharing! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well thank out book about one womens life in her childhood and  adulthood. How the  workplace is corrupt and how they can  come againest you about anything. Also talks about how lawyers and how medicine truly works 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honest analogy of a situation that to many victims of such events prefer not to address for these very same reasons. Such a book was long outstanding . Highly recommend it to anyone including for the private sector labor force. Little grey men in little grey suits are the same in government or private market. Power corrupts if not used wisely. Moe people need to stand up against matters such as this. Will not go into details regarding content as that will give away the read. The pen is mightier than the sword.  Thanks to the author for speaking up for those that have struggled the same fate as she has. Highly recommended read for everyone. Remember, one is never far from such a situation at anytime in there life. Knowledge is strength in dealing with such issues. God bless the author and grant her a happier future. Chaka Zulu
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a heart-wrenching true story and a strong testament of what can happen when the American dream becomes a nightmare.  The author discusses in great detail the mistreatment she suffered and the awful effect it had on her health. I was personally offended for her when I read about the actions of her employers.  Not only did their actions cause great harm to her, but when she tried to hold them responsible for what they did, they fought her tooth and nail.  Her battles with them in court led to more health issues as well as financial difficulties.   I thought this book painted a good picture of what happens to a person when they experience discrimination and harassment in the workplace.  It gives people a better understanding of how difficult it is to find justice for this type of employer behavior.   The author ends the book with strong opinions about dealing with lawyers, doctors and bureaucrats.  Those opinions serve as warnings for people going through similar situations.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shows how the American Dream can turn into a nightmare. While there are many success stories, there are many heartbreaking journeys that one takes in the workplace. This book is the perfect example of what's wrong with the workplace, judicial system, medical care, and the degradation of the value of employees today. I highly recommend this book, it was excellent reading! The author takes you through the highs and lows of her journey and makes you feel you are right there with her.
Robert_Medak More than 1 year ago
Every congressperson should receive a copy of Thrown under the Bus, and the master at arms should make them read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a night and a morning - I could not put it down! It is exceptionally well written and takes the reader through her account of insufferable bullying and enforced isolation followed by a harrowing law suit that spanned two decades. For anyone who thinks that legistation and anti Work place bullying (WPB)policies are enough to protect you - think and think again! Theresa was completely unprepared for what would happen to her following her complaints. She came to learn and experience what all WPB experts know: Phase 1 is all about sudjugation and control and phase 2 (kicks in after target has lain a complaint) is all about ellimination!! Every single action she took to protect her rights (and sanity) was followed by a more forceful and brutal retaliation - there were many parts of this book that were very difficult to read and I found myself gasping loudly many times. This is a must read for every survivor and for everyone else - your time may be coming...statistics show that over 60% of workers will experience this abuse at least once in their working life - best to be well prepared. Theresa's writing is insightful, captivating and sincere; she engages her readers from paragraph one. This is a hard but essential must read. I look forward to more work from this exceptional woman: her work is by no means done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read,difficult to put down. It is scary to think you could be treated this way at work. My heart goes out to her. I hope she is able to heal emotionally from such abuse. I am already recommending it to all my fellow female friends & co workers.Its definitely an eye opener. A must read for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read if you or anyone you know is going through something like this and I highly recommended for all! You need to know how the government you pay for is wasting your money and protecting the incompetent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though Teresa Zerilli-Edelglass may have been thrown under a bus by circumstance she did not long remain there. In fact she picked up that bus and hurled it right back at her tormentors to crush them. I like stories of underdogs who simply won't be licked by forces larger and stronger than themselves, and especially stories of strong women who have the guts and smarts to fight back when bullies push them around. "Thrown Under the Bus" is a real page-turner, a compelling non-fiction narrative about an all-too-contemporary social problem. Let's hope this book does some good in addition to giving pleasure to readers. Some women may see themselves in its pages; if so, let them find courage in Teresa's experiences to fight back. Whatever its social value, "Thrown Under the Bus" is fine writing that many people, both men and women, will enjoy. Teresa Zerilli-Edelglass has a clear, strong voice, free of pretence, an honest, convincing, embracing voice. The success her first book should motivate her to keep on writing. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is one that must be read! It's a women's extreme struggle with chaventisic men in the workplace. She shows women through the story how she didn't succumb to the horrific treatment and held all responsible accountable!! What a great read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is one of perseverance and tenacity. Hopefully, its message will help the American Workers that continue to deal with these issues today.