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Pains in the Office: 50 People You Absolutely, Definitely Must Avoid at Work!

Pains in the Office: 50 People You Absolutely, Definitely Must Avoid at Work!

Andrew Holmes, Daniel Wilson (Illustrator)

ISBN: 978-0-857-08193-3

Feb 2011

218 pages

$11.99

Description

What could be worse than being stuck in an office all day? Meetings, deadlines... colleagues. Surely no torture can crush the spirit so completely as prolonged exposure to these people. You?ve faked phone calls to avoid them. You?ve hidden in toilet cubicles until they?ve gone away. At last there?s an effective way to fight back.

Pains in the Office will help you identify, shun and plan your revenge on the 50 worst types of people you meet at work. Your job may be awful, you may hate your colleagues with a passion, but here at least is a happy place to retreat into. This is your comfort blanket, hidey-hole and fire escape all rolled into one.

Pains in the Office is guaranteed to become as indispensable to the office worker as cigarette breaks and free stationery. It?s the perfect antidote to nightmarish co-workers everywhere!

Pains - A Catalyst for Social Change.

Acknowledgements.

The Joy of Work.

The Arse Coverer.

The Ball Breaker.

The Body Beautiful.

The Boozer.

The Bowel Mover.

The Bully.

The Butt Licker.

The Chimneystack.

The Company Bike.

The Competitor.

The Control Freak.

The Corrupt Bastard.

The Diet Bore.

The Dinosaur.

The Distractor.

The Early Bird.

The Eccentric.

The Egotist.

The Excuse Maker.

The Extracurricular.

The Fad Surfer.

The Flash Git.

The Gooser.

The Gossip.

The Grass.

The Great Bore of Today.

The Idle Git.

The Jargon Junkie.

The Leech.

The Liar.

The Little Big Man.

The Love Birds.

The Martyr.

The Masticator.

The Mental Masturbator.

The Midas.

The Mismanager.

The Moaner.

The Nitpicker.

The Nose y Parker.

The Political Corrector.

The Politician.

The Road Block.

The Sarky Bastard.

The Sinatra.

The Space Invader.

The Stress Junkie.

The Teflon and Marigold.

The Village Idiot.

Afterword.

"...ought to elicit a chuckle of recognition or two." (Publishing News, 19th March 2004)

"Pains in the Office (Capstone 2004) contains pastiches of easily identifiable office types such as the Boozer, the Butt Licker and the Bully...this book offers genuinely useful tips on how to deal with such types. A volume no office lavatory should be without." (Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2006)