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Author Moran, Richard A., author.

Title The thing about work : showing up and other important matters / Richard A. Moran.

Publication Info. New York : Bibliomotion, Inc., [2016]


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 Axe Books 24x7 Business E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 227 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Summary Through funny, prescriptive vignettes and short essays, this invaluable book takes a ground-level perspective on what is happening at work and how to thrive in the new professional world. -- Edited summary from book.
Contents The thing about the refrigerator -- Where the rubber meets the air -- The saddest three letters in business -- The "at the end of day" thing -- What's the plan? -- Does low-hanging fruit exist? -- The chickens need a raise -- Showing up still matters -- The working from home thing -- Are you responsive? -- Coffee is the new lunch and other coffee matters -- What is that smell? -- Making a to-do list is not the same as getting something done -- Can we cancel all meetings but keep the doughnuts? -- How late is late? -- The IT guy is the most important person you know -- Dogs in the halls -- That double-secret probation thing -- All my mentors are dead -- The three best business books ever written -- The thing about getting hired and fired -- Getting hired is a probability function -- Networking-It's all about traffic -- Words that matter in the hunt -- Gigs are a beautiful thing -- Tell me about yourself and other lies -- Coffee can kill a career -- Why do interviewers talk so much? -- Hello? Anyone out there? -- Reference checking and your secrets -- The interns are coming -- Performance review benedictions -- Get fired at least once-It can be good for your career -- If you are going to get fired, get fired fast -- When resigning, do it fast -- I don't love you anymore -- How to fire a CEO -- Lunch is neither a good time to fire someone nor to get fired -- What kind of gone is your job? -- The use of f-bombs won't help you with your next job -- When terminated, pay less attention to delivery mode than to content -- It is not difficult to get fired-It is difficult to get hired again -- Never resign before landing another job -- My career clock is ticking -- Moving from Boy Wonder to the gray hair in the room -- Is it too late? -- The make more money thing -- That personal brand thing -- What do you do? -- Start all over! -- That ten thousand-hour rule -- The work-life balance thing -- Not my job -- Projects, projects, projects -- The networking thing -- Talking aobut pay! -- Working in the polar vortex -- Is work killing us? -- What happens on the road does not stay on the road -- Availability is not a skill -- Career paths are accidents.
When playing hooky is okay -- They will never survive without me -- Are you remarkable? -- How to get a raise -- Sell, baby, sell -- How busy are you? -- One size fits all? -- Wait until your father gets home -- Saying versus hearing -- Feedback follies -- Sex, listening, and other considerations -- Sharing too much can become a habit -- Pornography is not your friend -- love in the elevator -- It's best not to be seen naked by colleagues -- Naming children is not a spectator sport -- Why doesn't anyone listen to me? -- Love and hate relationships -- A view into work -- Beware the buttons -- What IS business casual? -- On multitasking and other sins -- Nothing like the smell of pot in the morning -- Are there awards for bad judgment? -- Keep those business cards -- Blind squirrels and acorns -- Keeping up is hard to do -- Get me some of that inner work life -- Gadgets and gizmos galore -- The Facebook thing -- Does Facebook work at work? -- More than an abbreviation -- Cancel my subscription, please -- Three things e-mail is not -- Am I ringing? -- Does cell phone etiquette exist? -- Password pressure -- I forgot my computer! -- That Google Doodle is smart -- The WTF thing -- About those tattoos -- I want my cubicle! -- Apple store anxiety -- Pluto is the new benchmark -- Oh, that sinking feeling -- A wealth of webinars -- Dancing with office chairs -- Tech, tech, tech, and more tech -- Another technology list -- High on whiteboard markers and presentations -- What's your walk-up song? -- Are sports metaphors dead? -- Presentation poisons -- The praying at work thing -- The R word and the B word -- Where is the elevator? -- Eating in your car -- Redundant conversations again -- All aboard -- Even lunch is a quandary wrapped in a dilemma -- The thing about skinny suits -- Cars and your work persona -- Welcome to Abilene -- Do assholes always win? -- The Asshole Hall of Fame -- Being nice at work -- The three best bosses you will ever have -- Management gurus? -- The corporate culture thing -- On powerful women -- What's an office? -- Can you hear me now?
Watch out for fibbing -- What's important? -- Is that day really necessary? -- I have a suggestion -- THE worst boss announcement -- On ditch digging -- Are we all bosses? -- Some authentic, some, not so much -- People, pay attention -- Death to performance reviews -- Frequent-flier miles and other addictions -- Pings, pangs, buzzes, and vibrations-productivity reminders -- Business travel tango -- The big work lie : "out of office" ... REALLY? -- The e-mail thing -- The best companies -- Hello, my name is ... -- About those weekends -- Red licorice can kill your organization -- The backpack is the new briefcase -- Unequal distance -- Travel disasters I have known -- Business travel things -- Ambiguous victories and nebulous defeats -- Let's improve morale around here -- Is sitting the new smoking? -- Whe is starting early starting Too early? -- Stop reminding me -- Please stop doing stupid shit -- Lunchtime stress -- Is cycling the new golf? -- Oh, those sick days -- How about gender appearance equity? -- Guilty as charged -- That permanent record -- Calling all characters -- The boss is back -- Are you happy? -- Reason to be thankful at work -- Fist bumping -- The importance of being urgent -- What matters? -- Last call -- Special holiday bonus section: Holidays at work ; Holiday party dos and don'ts ; A holiday missive ; Holiday homestretch ; The giving dilemmma ; Is it total stress or long lunches over the holidays? ; To deliver or not to deliver, that is the question ; The stress of holiday cards ; And goodwill to all ; Three ways Halloween can kill your career ; The Halloween hangover ; Will you be mine? ; Back to school again ; Those summer schedules ; When to play hooky ; It's Super Bowl ... Monday ; Celebrate St. Patrick ; A final word.
Subject Work.
Corporate culture.
Organizational behavior.
Business -- Humor.
Business. (OCoLC)fst00842262
Corporate culture. (OCoLC)fst00879624
Organizational behavior. (OCoLC)fst01047801
Work. (OCoLC)fst01180188
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Humor. (OCoLC)fst01423696
Other Form: Print version: 9781351817714
ISBN 135181771X (ebk)

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