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Work is bad enough, but what if things go really wrong? The Worst-Case Scenario authors come to the rescue with expert advice for surviving dozens of nightmare on-the-job scenarios, whether in the office or on the loading dock. From savage bike messengers to a bag of pretzels stuck in the lunchroom vending machine, peril is everywhere. Learn how to sneak out of a meeting, treat a deep-fryer burn, and survive a stockroom avalanche. Expertly remove a dent from the company car, extract a tie caught in the photocopier, and survive a workplace romance. Hands-on, step-by-step instructions guide you through these and other crises that can strike between 9 and 5, or on the swing shift. With an appendix of useful interview phrases, a career-path decoder, instructions for playing Jargon Bingo, and more, this is the one desk reference you can't live without.

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly

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"This is a no-nonsense, no-fooling-around guide with straightforward information. But fear not. The authors have enough perspective to acknowledge the campy appeal of an armchair guide for the anxious." Forbes

Synopsis:

Provides detailed advice for handling situations that may occur on the job, including getting employment as a waiter or a brain surgeon, dealing with coworkers and customers, meetings, business travel, and workplace emergencies.

About the Author

Joshua Piven, a resident of Philadelphia, is a computer journalist and freelance writer, and is a former editor at Ziff-Davis Publishing. He has been chased by knife-weilding motorcycle bandits, stuck in subway tunnels, been robbed and mugged, has had to break down doors and pick locks, and his computer crashes regularly.

David Borgenicht, a resident of Philadelphia, is a writer and editor who has written several nonfiction books. He has ridden in heavily-armored vehicles in Pakistan, stowed away on Amtrak, been conned by a grifter, broken into several houses (each for good reason), and has "borrowed" mini-bottles from the drink cart on Delta.

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Racheljoy01, June 6, 2007 (view all comments by Racheljoy01)
This book is the thing to have to survive your work place enviornment! My fav scenario is catching a lunch stealer. This book is a must-have for office employees.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811835756
Author:
Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Author:
Piven, Joshua
Author:
Borgenicht, David
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Survival skills
Subject:
Topic - Business and Professional
Subject:
Work environment
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Copyright:
Series:
Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks
Series Volume:
108-35
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.70x5.06x.49 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811835756 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "This is a no-nonsense, no-fooling-around guide with straightforward information. But fear not. The authors have enough perspective to acknowledge the campy appeal of an armchair guide for the anxious."
"Synopsis" by , Provides detailed advice for handling situations that may occur on the job, including getting employment as a waiter or a brain surgeon, dealing with coworkers and customers, meetings, business travel, and workplace emergencies.
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