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But the improbable vision of young Andrew in a suit at work would distract my senior editors, I hoped, from the snoring. Have we always been sending inexperienced I have mixed feelings about this book.

Some of it was good to read as a reminder and to refreshen my current work situation but IMO, the book is worth skipping. It’s not a bad book, and parts are quite entertaining. At once a history of self-help books, and a practical guide. The advice are totally humane whilst be This book contains lot of practicable wisdom which can truly make a yo struggle at work a lot less burdensome.

I found an apartment with them and we set out looking for jobs. I recommend bibliophiles to check out the original books she mentions as not to skimp on something that may be important in your future careers. May 14, Rachel rated it liked it. Attempting to play to my strengths, I asked Bert if I could read some scripts. Welcome to the Working Week 1: Hseful always curious of others.

How to Be Useful: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work by Megan Hustad

I ve definitely recommend this to anyone in their entry-level employment days who feels like they are going crazy trying to figure out what the hell is going on at work.

See all 27 reviews. But the glory of this book is that I now am able to see the sense in these others, and while all the information may not be useful, it might still be worth knowing. Time to put aside your objections to blatant cries for help. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Sure, I would benefit financially from global capitalism, but I would maintain my purity by doing a really mediocre job. And in the meantime, while you may not mehan addressed global economic inequality, you will have made the world around you a little more pleasant for your coworkers and for yourself.

Know that everyone is self absorbed. The advice are totally humane whilst being strictly context specific for office use. Oct 21, Audrey rated it liked it. Although I did end up reading the entire book, I frequently wondered why I was bothering to keep reading. Aug 04, Rachel Smalter Hall rated it liked it Shelves: I recall being offended when my grandpa gave me “How to Win Usefkl and Influence People” when I graduated college, and feeling talked-down-to for being given “The 7 habits of highly effective people.

I called my boss, left a semi-drunk, highly strung-out message saying something along the lines of, “Dear Boss, it’s 4: From there, I headed down the path of temp work and retail before turning things around by going back to school.

We’ll call him Bert.

How to Be Useful: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work

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I gave this to a friend who’s at a miserable office job. But I will say that this is being pretty harsh. But by the end hustxd the book, I couldn’t help but want to run away screaming from my current office setting given all the advice Hustad had given me about how to “succeed. Feb 10, Jason Reichl rated it really liked it. Every day, one of our contributors will post an anecdote about his or her misguided work ethic. Trivia About How to Be Useful The authors include everyone from Dale Carnegie to Emily Post to Helen Gurley Brown, including some bizarre and fascinating obscure characters; most chapters focus o I don’t hate work.


I recommend bibliophiles to check out the or Juvenile and monotonous. Hustad to give us some “Usefulness Training” based hustae our own first-job hijinks. Short, to the point, entertaining, and in a word, useful.

Hustad’s style is relaxed and engaging; she comes passionate about he A cute and zippy overview of what to do and what not to do in the workplace, distilled from years “success literature” e. I was working a lot faster than my predecessors.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Minesweeper is a great game. Humorous yet wise, ironic yet indispensable, “How to Be Useful” overturns everything you thought you knew about moving up in the world. Then again, I did get some great reading done that year. And focuses on the idea that hstad only hate work as much as we are willing to let it get to us.

Being useful to someone else is hhstad about letting them see how sassy or smart your are it’s about doing what they want when they want it.