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A lighthearted antidote to the anxiety felt by many who work in corporations, where the rapid pace of change threatens everybody's job security, suggests ways of staying emotionally afloat, even if the ocean is becoming unrecognizable

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In this timely, astute, slightly Machiavellian guidebook, Hochheiser ( How to Work for a Jerk ) charges that seemingly unrelated forces, persons and a domino-like succession of events can bring about changes that drastically affect livelihood. Even apparently negative changes, he adds, need not be debilitating, especially if we are able to anticipate and exploit them. Maintaining that instinct and clear goals "are the first line of defense," he suggests realistic ways of recognizing the former and pursuing the latter, even though it may mean finding a new occupation (even self-employment), lifestyle, locality, etc. Free of didacticism, this well-written volume, studded with brief, pungent examples, is rich in advice that bears the mark of personal experience. Author tour.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Hochheiser believes that job security is a mirage and the only certainty a person can have regarding a job is that change will occur at some point in time. Believing that employees should be participants rather than spectators in this game of organizational life, he provides advice on how to understand and anticipate change, how to prepare for and benefit from it, and how to use company politics to get ahead and stay ahead. It is his contention that in the final analysis it's the individual and not the organization that controls a person's fate. While nothing new or profound is provided, the book is entertaining and accessible and should find a readership among public library patrons.
- Robert Logsdon, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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