Idiots at Work

The book is filled with hilarious tales of moronic managers, office idiots, stupid shareholders, daft decision-makers, poor planners, and other outstanding examples of cubical klutzes.

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Author: Leland Gregory

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740792040

Category: Humor

Page: 228

View: 123

What's the strangest question employers have been asked during an interview? Among the responses: * What is it you people do at this company? * Why aren't you in a more interesting business? * Will the company move my rock collection from California to Maryland? * Does you company have a policy regarding concealed weapons? --from Idiots at Work: Chronicles of Workplace Stupidity Leland Gregory once thought crooks, politicians, and lawyers were the greatest nitwits out there, but it turns out that the working masses are packed with the dumb, dumber, and dumbest humans on the face of the planet. Gregory's look at nincompoops, Idiots at Work: Chronicles of Workplace Stupidity, makes it crystal clear that the world's biggest jerks are on the job. Consider these examples: * The woman who sued Eastman Kodak to improve the lighting conditions on her job...in a darkroom? * The Ontario Federation of Labor, which installed a bad boss hotline to get a handle on labor problems--only to have the system crash soon after startup because too many calls came in. * The interviewee who wore a Walkman, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time. Gregory has made a career out of finding the imbeciles of the world and sharing their antics with the rest of us. His AMP humor compilations What's the Number for 911?, What's the Number for 911 Again?, The Stupid Crook Book, and Hey, Idiot! were all hilarious, but Idiots at Work takes the cake. The book is filled with hilarious tales of moronic managers, office idiots, stupid shareholders, daft decision-makers, poor planners, and other outstanding examples of cubical klutzes.

Surrounded by Bad Bosses and Lazy Employees

Fed up with a bad boss or lazy colleagues? Thomas Erikson, author of the runaway international bestseller Surrounded by Idiots, will help you handle them and get things done, the right way Why is good leadership so rare?

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Author: Thomas Erikson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473581609

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 325

Surrounded by idiots at work? Fed up with a bad boss or lazy colleagues? Thomas Erikson, author of the runaway international bestseller Surrounded by Idiots, will help you handle them and get things done, the right way Why is good leadership so rare? Everyone has to manage up to some extent but frankly some bosses are worse than others. If you're being driven crazy by a micro-manager, frequently drown under your boss's unreasonable expectations or struggle with being handed out responsibilities but no authority international behavioural expert Thomas Erikson is here to help. Drawing on the simple four-colour system that made Surrounded by Idiots a global bestseller, Erikson shows how understanding your boss's behavioural tendencies as well as your own will lead to a more harmonious and productive workplace. He also sets out what characterises an exemplary leader type and how you can adapt your behaviour to model it. Because there are two sides to every coin, Erikson also looks at employees themselves and why some colleagues frequently underachieve and what you can do to change this. Written with Erikson's signature humour and warmth, Surrounded by Bad Bosses (and Lazy Employees) will help you deal with the most hopeless managers and employees you can imagine - and keep you entertained along the way.

Surrounded by Bad Bosses And Lazy Employees

Internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson has helped changed how the world thinks about behavior using a simple 4-color behavior analysis system.

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Author: Thomas Erikson

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250763914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 533

Internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson has helped changed how the world thinks about behavior using a simple 4-color behavior analysis system. In Surrounded by Bad Bosses he applies that same system to revolutionize the workplace. Everyone has had a bad boss. You might have one right now. You might even be one. Bad bosses are a fact of the workplace, whether they’re short-tempered, unclear about expectations, or too disorganized to manage so much as a stapler. But how do you not only survive a difficult boss, but help your career thrive despite them? By identifying your boss’s behavior profile you’ll be better able to interact with them no matter what the situation. Erikson offers example stories and concrete steps to help you thrive in any work situation. Of course, much as we love to blame our bosses, sometimes management isn’t the problem at all. For every bad boss there is also a lazy employee, so Erikson also looks at the issue from a completely different perspective—employees themselves— and explores why some colleagues frequently underachieve, and what you can do to change this if you're the boss. Written with Erikson's signature humor and warmth, Surrounded by Bad Bosses (And Lazy Employees) will help you deal with the most hopeless managers and employees you can imagine—and keep you entertained along the way.

How to Work for an Idiot Revised and Expanded with More Idiots More Insanity and More Incompetency

I'm glad the 12 steps leave a little wiggle room to conduct remedial work. My often-clumsy conduct at social gatherings is a constant opportunity for ...

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Author: John Hoover

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601636355

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 129

Was it a typo when the CEO mandated that the organization “institutionalize incompetents”? If not, how did the company wind up institutionalizing incompetence instead? How to Work for an Idiot is still the confessions of a recovering Idiot Boss. After decades of writing and consulting, Dr. Hoover finally realized that many of the people he kept trying to “energize” and “enlighten” were, well, idiots. More importantly, he was an idiot for thinking he could change them. This new edition of How to Work for an Idiot is bigger and better—and filled with even more idiots—than before. The same technology that has enabled cluelessness from the corner office to go viral can help you protect yourself and keep your inner idiot in check. Yes, the book goes that deep. Not every boss is an idiot, and not every idiot is a boss. Let Dr. Hoover help you find the wisdom to know the difference.

How to Work for an Idiot

There must be some common, cosmic thread running through all workplace idiocy. Idiots at work all tend to think alike. Idiots at work all tend to walk alike ...

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Author: John Hoover

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781427095169

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 719

How to Work for an Idiot is the confession of a recovering I-Boss (Idiot Boss). After decades of writing and consulting, John Hoover, also known as Dr. John, finally realized that the vast majority of people he kept trying to energize, motivate, and enlighten were, wellidiots. He also realized that he was an idiot for trying to change them. Instead, he has decided to enlighten you, the poor schlubs who actually must continue working for these Idiot Bosses. You cannot change them. You cannot challenge them. And no, you cannot practice anything on them that you saw on CSI or even CSI: Miami. But you can survive them; even thrive under them, if you know how to deal with them.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Spirituality in the Workplace

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Spirituality in the Workplace provides a healthy, balanced model for successful working--and living--in any environment and at every level of the workplace hierarchy.

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Author: C. Diane Ealy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0028643488

Category: Religion

Page: 337

View: 668

A guide to responding spiritually in a variety of workplace situations. -- Placing an individual's spirituality in the context of the world of work. -- Includes practical advice and applications that "work" for people of any faith. -- How to cope with bosses, co-workers, power issues, and unfair treatment from a spiritual perspective. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Spirituality in the Workplace provides a healthy, balanced model for successful working -- and living -- in any environment and at every level of the workplace hierarchy. Workplace spirituality is of special importance in the post 9/11 world, though it has been a known issue since the 1990s, with conferences held nationwide with titles like "Wholeness, Meaning and Being Human at Work, " local radio and TV programs on the subject, and a Spirituality in the Workplace sub-site and mailing list through SpiritWeb.

Existential Perspectives on Coaching

CAROLINE: I am not at work, and you are not one of those idiots at work. [Implicit in this is Caroline's view of the world. Others at work cause her anger ...

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Author: Emmy van Deurzen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230390621

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 643

Existential philosophies are concerned with reflecting on life and the human condition, helping us to think critically and creatively about the challenges of our lives and how best to meet them. This agenda-setting text illustrates how these ideas can be brought to bear on the practice of coaching. Existential Perspectives on Coaching shows how philosophical concepts can be used to illuminate clients' concerns, conflicts and life choices, and illustrates different ways of helping clients to take stock, reconsider their options and find a new path. Bringing together contributions from leading figures in the existential coaching field, the chapters are divided into three parts: • Part I outlines the essential values which underpin the existential approach and provides a clear framework for coaching existentially. • Part II explores the wide variety of settings in which existentially informed coaching can be used, from leadership and career development to life coaching. • Part III demonstrates how existential ideas can be used alongside other coaching approaches, such as NLP, CBT and Attachment Theory. With a clear, practice-focused approach, this text provides a robust foundation for existential coaching and is essential reading for all coaches, trainees, and those interested in the existential approach.

Idiots in Charge

The Stupid Crook Book Hey, Idiot! Idiots at Work Bush-Whacked Idiots in Love Am-Bushed! Stupid History Idiots in Charge H H H Lies, Tricks, Misdeeds, and.

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Author: Leland Gregory

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740792083

Category: Humor

Page: 304

View: 631

Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting taxes." --Tom DeLay, America's Community Bankers meeting, March 12, 2003 * After revealing absurd 911 phone calls and America's dumbest criminal antics, former Saturday Night Live writer Leland Gregory skewers political pandering and pen-pushing philosophizing. Leland Gregory generates the best laughs by exposing the worst of human nature. Inside Idiots in Charge: Lies, Trick, Misdeeds, and Other Political Untruthiness Gregory offers more than 250 accounts of bumbling bureaucrats on both sides of political party lines: * David Spellman became mayor of Black Hawk, Colo., on July 12, 2006, a week after pleading guilty to felony menacing and third-degree assault for pistol-whipping his wife with a handgun and firing three shots in 2005. * County officials in Vermillion, Ind., were told by state homeland security officials in July 2006 to stop using the special emergency-only highway message boards to advertise their charity fish fries and spaghetti dinners. * District 1 Town Councilor David Watson resigned from his position as council vice chairman on January 23, 2007, after unintentionally forwarding an e-mail to 18 members of the New Elementary School Building Committee. The e-mail contained nine embedded images of topless women under the heading "This Is National Women's Breast Awareness Day." The only other text in the e-mail read, "Beats . . . Martin Luther King Day, doesn't it?"

Idiots in Love

The Stupid Crook Book Hey, Idiot! Idiots at Work Bush-Whacked Idiots in Love Chronicles of Romantic Stupidity Leland Gregory I.

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Author: Leland Gregory

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740792069

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 414

Here's best-selling humor writer Leland Gregory's sixth collection about everyday idiots-and this time they're in love! Readers are guaranteed to feel better about their own romantic misadventures after reading these jaw-dropping, hilarious tales. Many people do crazy things in the name of love, but some people take things way too far. From failed seductions to botched proposals, from disturbing displays of affection to misguided marriages, Idiots in Love chronicles the stupid things falling in love (or falling out of it) can drive people to do: * A female Coca-Cola employee became engaged to a Pepsi employee, and Coke demanded that she break it off, persuade her fiance to leave Pepsi, or resign from Coca-Cola. She refused and was terminated, but she later won a $600,000 settlement from the company. * A woman in Hardwick, Georgia, divorced her husband on the grounds that he "stayed home too much and was too affectionate." * A couple started divorce proceedings after 90 minutes of marriage. * A Norwegian woman hid a ring in her boyfriend's porridge to propose marriage to him, but he accidentally ate the ring. Fortunately, he accepted the proposal anyway. * In Whitesville, Delaware, it is illegal for a woman to propose to a man. * A European survey revealed that one in nine people admit to sending themselves Valentine's Day cards. Once again, Leland Gregory finds the absolute best and funniest anecdotes and one-liners that will have readers rolling with laughter at the amorous antics of idiots in love.

Resistance

IDIOTS AT WORK “Employee ofthe month is a good example ofhow somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time.” (Demetri Martin) You will probably ...

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Author: Alex Cole

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780955855801

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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David Marshall is bored and annoyed. He's been bored and annoyed for ages. Everyone thinks he is living a middle class dream. No one has any idea that he isn't happy, or that he is full of hatred. People are parasites. Life isn't fair. Idiots go about their selfish and thoughtless lives and get away with it. One of David's friends has an accident and injures his brain, leaving him with an inability to lie. David watches his friend's life crumble around him as his inability to lie gradually alienates everyone. David is appalled that honesty has such severe consequences in modern society and decides it is time to do something about it. David exposes the liars and the cheats, and makes them face the consequences of their lives and their choices, but with traumatic consequences of his own. A story of obsession and the selfish foundation of human existence.

Idiots in the Workplace

This book will show you how to spot idiots (if you don't already know), how to classify them using the Idiot Scale (which was developed by the author), and give you the five keys to tolerating them.

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Author: Alexander E. McQuilkin

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1453696695

Category: Work

Page: 198

View: 617

Second Edition! "Idiots in the Workplace" is a not so serious look at one of the most serious problems plaguing the workplace; the presence of Idiots. This book will show you how to spot idiots (if you don't already know), how to classify them using the Idiot Scale (which was developed by the author), and give you the five keys to tolerating them. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and always easy to understand; this book will enlighten and amuse you.

Just the Two of Us

“Well, because we have so many idiots at work. You do know what idiots are, don't you? Idiots are people who do not have the common sense or the ability to ...

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Author: Diana Y. Chang

Publisher: Just the Two of Us

ISBN: 9781461028673

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 166

View: 534

One mother. One son. Countless memories. Author Diana Chang weaves a heartfelt and often humorous story, taking us into her home and her everyday life as a single mother raising not just a son, but a talented one. Travel with them through harrowing road trips, unforgettable school experiences, an emergency case of appendicitis, and an unexpected conversation by the poolside. Discover the author's secret recipes to building a close and caring relationship with her son, and find out just how far a mother will go for her child when he is faced with unfair treatment by those who should know better. Just a warning: you will laugh, you might cry, and you will definitely find yourself loving every page of this book.

Crazy Like Us Book 1

“Those idiots at work couldn't screw in a light bulb with 10 of them.” “What idiots?” “Upper management. I suggested something that would improve things ...

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Author: Scott J. Haschke

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781770678163

Category:

Page: 184

View: 208

Crazy Like Us is an epic love story between an older woman and younger man. It's not your typical romance, but something different and unexpected. They overcome obstacles put in their path on their way to happiness. She's terminally ill and has multiple personalities. Her main alter doesn't make it easy, but their love is stronger than anyone realizes. Welcome to part one of a two part amazing journey.

Humour Translation in the Age of Multimedia

On social media and video- sharing platforms there are two main categories referring to jobs/ work: idiots at work, bad day at work, fails at work,11 and so ...

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Author: Margherita Dore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000205428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 326

This volume seeks to investigate how humour translation has developed since the beginning of the 21st century, focusing in particular on new ways of communication. The authors, drawn from a range of countries, cultures and academic traditions, address and debate how today’s globalised communication, media and new technologies are influencing and shaping the translation of humour. Examining both how humour translation exploits new means of communication and how the processes of humour translation may be challenged and enhanced by technologies, the chapters cover theoretical foundations and implications, and methodological practices and challenges. They include a description of current research or practice, and comments on possible future developments. The contributions interconnect around the issue of humour creation and translation in the 21st century, which can truly be labelled as the age of multimedia. Accessible and engaging, this is essential reading for advanced students and researchers in Translation Studies and Humour Studies.

Humour for All Ages Occasions and Celebrations

—IDIOTS IN SERVICE: This week, all our office phones went dead and I had to ... —IDIOTS AT WORK: I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when ...

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Author: Mel Bergstresser

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483646053

Category: Humor

Page: 526

View: 968

Have you ever been in a situation where you searched for some humor or wanted to share something humorous with someone and couldnt think of anything or didnt have any humorous sources handy? I have been in this situation many, many times when I wanted to share some personal humor and suitable joke or some interesting story for use as a Master of Ceremonies, so I decided to develop a collection of not only humor but also puns, interesting stories etc., covering 36 subjects that could be used for almost every occasion possible. Enjoy the last of the funny, weird, but good clean jokes, puns and interesting stories!

Clean and Funny Jokes Laughs of a Life Time

Does most email work without a telephone line? Idiots at Work I was signing the Ieceipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk noticed I had never ...

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Author: Paul Lane

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781414053141

Category: Humor

Page: 88

View: 510

They say it takes a lot of muscle to frown but only one to smile. It has been proven that laughter is good medicine. This book is filled with a lot of laughter. Clean jokes for the whole family.

Stupid on the Road

The Stupid Crook Book Hey, Idiot! Idiots at Work Bush-Whacked Idiots in Love Am-Bushed! Stupid History Idiots in Charge Cruel and Unusual Idiots What's the ...

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Author: Leland Gregory

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449400170

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 557

Stupid on the Road: Idiots on Planes, Trains, Buses, and Cars, the compilation of human stupidity from New York Times best-selling author Leland Gregory, is a riotous collection of the unbelievably bizarre events and behavior that result when people strap themselves in behind the wheel. This time, Leland--who so entertainingly highlighted humanity's stupidity in the areas of crime, business, love, politics, cruelty, and history--turns his attention to idiots on the road and in the air. For instance, here are actual statements given by insurance policyholders describing their automobile accidents: "A pedestrian hit me and went under my car." "The guy was all over the place. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him." These true stories, from the strange to the outrageous to the just-plain dumb, will have you shaking your head at the wacky misadventures that have occurred as people attempt to get from point A to point B.

Enemies at Home

I sympathised with him, for having to deal with idiots at work. We agreed to meet up early next morning when Titianus said Roscius would be out and about ...

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Author: Lindsey Davis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444766622

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 818

We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator. An outsider in more ways than one, Albia has unique insight into life in ancient Rome, and she puts it to good use going places no man could go, and asking questions no man could ask. Even as the dust settles from her last case, Albia finds herself once again drawn into a web of lies and intrigue. Two mysterious deaths at a local villa may be murder and, as the household slaves are implicated, Albia is once again forced to involve herself. Her fight is not just for truth and justice, however; this time, she's also battling for the very lives of people who can't fight for themselves. Enemies at Home presents Ancient Rome as only Lindsey Davis can, offering wit, intrigue, action and the further adventures of a brilliant new heroine who promises to be as celebrated as Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina, her fictional predecessors.

Stupid Texas

The Stupid Crook Book Hey, Idiot! Idiots at Work Bush-Whacked Idiots in Love Am-Bushed! Stupid History Idiots in Charge Cruel and Unusual Idiots What's the ...

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Author: Leland Gregory

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449400385

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 587

New York Times best-selling author Leland Gregory is definitely messing with Texas in his book Stupid Texas. This time, Leland--who has so entertainingly highlighted humanity's stupidity in the areas of crime, business, love, politics, cruelty, and history--collects evidence to prove the widespread belief that deep in the heart of Texans lies an extraordinary capacity for absurdity. Culled from print, online, and broadcast media, Stupid Texas is an uproarious collection of true stories, trivia, and factoids about the Lone Star State, such as: * "In 1875, James Stephen Hogg, the first native-born Texan to become the state's governor, named his daughter--Ima." * In 1984, a Texas District Court judge sentenced a 31-year-old Houston man to 35 years in prison--for stealing a 12-ounce, $2 can of Spam." Ridiculous, outrageous, bizarre, and comical, Stupid Texas is ideal for both kinds of people--those who love Texas and those who hate it.

The Devil Can t Have Me No Matter What

I mean, come on, it seems like all day long I am dealing with idiots at work (no names, just a general statement – we all have them at work); stress at home ...

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Author: Mary Wilkerson

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781733923507

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 218

I am just an ordinary person who loves the Lord and wants to spread His Word. My husband and I were caretakers for my mom, who lived with us. My mom always wanted me to write a book, but working a full-time job and being a full-time caretaker leaves little time for anything. Her faith-based life has been an inspiration to me. After my beloved mother, who loved God more than anything, passed away, an overwhelming idea came to me to write an inspirational religious book. I believe this idea came from God. Everything happens in God’s time, not ours. This book is based loosely on my life experiences. Mixed with a touch of humor and a lot of Bible scriptures, I hope this book will help others find God and stay focused on God, despite what life may throw at you. I wanted to write a book a little different than what is out there. I hope I accomplished my mission. God bless you.