The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work

Joshua Piven, Author, David Borgenicht, Author, David Borgenicht, Joint Author Chronicle Books $14.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-8118-3575-6
The latest addition to this wildly popular series continues--surprisingly--to display the wit, style and plain-old smart-ass insight of its multiple predecessors. The secret to Piven's and Borgenicht's success seems to be in maintaining, at all costs, a dead-pan and practical approach to survival techniques in ever-wilder scenarios (though, considering that these are""survival"" guides, wilder in this case actually means increasingly mundane). Thus, in this volume--based on the assumption that we spend""so much time in the work environment that the odds are staggering that something is going to go wrong while you are there""--the authors provide precise instructions on how to survive working in a cubicle, being trapped in a bathroom or walk-in freezer, and getting caught""slacking"" (""Blame your browser"" is one suggestion for habitual Web-surfers). Helpful hints on how to survive an interview are balanced with equally helpful, but funnier, tips on how to ditch a meeting (""If you are planning to crawl under the table, wear loose-fitting clothes""). From dealing with a""nightmare"" boss or co-worker to escaping from a lion cage, and from removing a tie caught in a document feeder to treating a finger cut on a deli slicer (step one:""Turn off the slicer""), the authors know the secrets.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2003
Release date: 03/01/2003
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