Saturday, March 25, 2006

Hell Pays Off

A search for books on dealing with coworkers from hell yielded some interesting results. Here's a list:

  • Coping with Difficult People: The Proven-Effective Battle Plan That Has Helped Millions Deal with the Troublemakers in Their Lives at Home and at Work
  • Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst
  • A Survival Guide for Working With Humans: Dealing With Whiners, Back-Stabbers, Know-It-Alls, and Other Difficult People
  • Jerks at Work: How to Deal With People Problems and Problem People
  • 201 Ways to Deal With Difficult People (Quick-Tip Survival Guides)
  • Since Strangling Isn't An Option
  • Working With You is Killing Me : Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work
  • Tripping the Prom Queen : The Truth About Women and Rivalry
  • I Can't Believe She Did That! : Why Women Betray Other Women at Work
  • The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch) : Valuable Lessons, Smart Suggestions, and True Stories for Succeeding as the Chick-in-Charge
Apparently there is a market for these types of books. Since the lottery hasn't paid off, maybe I will start working on a book. I will have to split the profits from this book three ways. Two of my blog readers (the South Park fans) are also coworkers who share my bitter ways. For me to succeed (by selling books or winning the lottery) and leave them there would result in a Jimmy Hoffa ending for me. There are two of them and I have a feeling they could be very diabolical together.


Anonymous said...

Let's just say Hoffa had it easy compared to what it would be if you left.

"The trouble with trouble is that it usually starts out like fun."

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Ah books about stupid people at work. I used to facilitate a class about handling customer’s objectives and how to deal with “irate” people.
It was quite interesting.
I always thought I wanted to go into Human resources but then I decided against it. I can work with stupid customers all day because its really not there fault they are stupid but dealing with people who are stupid, talking stupid to stupid customers/employees well I could not handle that.
** hum how many times can I use stupid in a paragraph?***
I have been lurking at your blog for a bit now too.
Feel free to leave comments on mine. Even if I am stupid some times…lol

Conqueress said...

YAY SOUTH PARK!!! I am finding more and more office professionals appreciating South Park like they appreciate Office Space. So many truths in the world, so fun to see them mocked publicly. Great site you have here!!!

the shrewness said...

so strangling ISNT an option???

great list. too bad i couldnt write to save my job or id give you a run for your money on that book! :)