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Idiots at Work: Chronicles of Workplace Stupidity [Paperback]

Leland Gregory

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Book Description

Sept. 1 2004
What's the strangest question employers have been asked during an interview? Among the responses:

* What is it you people do at this company?

* Why aren't you in a more interesting business?

* Will the company move my rock collection from California to Maryland?

* Does you company have a policy regarding concealed weapons?

--from Idiots at Work: Chronicles of Workplace Stupidity

Leland Gregory once thought crooks, politicians, and lawyers were the greatest nitwits out there, but it turns out that the working masses are packed with the dumb, dumber, and dumbest humans on the face of the planet. Gregory's look at nincompoops, Idiots at Work: Chronicles of Workplace Stupidity, makes it crystal clear that the world's biggest jerks are on the job. Consider these examples:

* The woman who sued Eastman Kodak to improve the lighting conditions on her job...in a darkroom?

* The Ontario Federation of Labor, which installed a bad boss hotline to get a handle on labor problems--only to have the system crash soon after startup because too many calls came in.

* The interviewee who wore a Walkman, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time.

Gregory has made a career out of finding the imbeciles of the world and sharing their antics with the rest of us. His AMP humor compilations What's the Number for 911?, What's the Number for 911 Again?, The Stupid Crook Book, and Hey, Idiot! were all hilarious, but Idiots at Work takes the cake. The book is filled with hilarious tales of moronic managers, office idiots, stupid shareholders, daft decision-makers, poor planners, and other outstanding examples of cubical klutzes. 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (Sept. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740746995
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740746994
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 12.5 x 17.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #422,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory’s Stupid-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including What's the Number for 911? and the New York Times best-sellers Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals.  A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's Today show. 

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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  16 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Bedtime Reading Sept. 29 2007
By Travis Olson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Do you get those emails about the silly things that people do at work? Basically this is a book that collects silly things that people do at work.

The book is set up with one page anecdotes. Some of them I found funny, some left me rolling my eyes, some did not effect me. To me, the best of this book come from company memos, but there are also a lot of the "a customer calls the help line and asks how to determine if a mouse pad is compatible with his computer." A lot of it is silly things that I've seen before.

On the plus side the book is an easy read and did provide me with several smiles and a few laughs.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh Aug. 18 2010
By ohmshalone - Published on Amazon.com
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A chore to read, surprisingly; and the author's unfunny comments after the entries usually only help to kill the joke further. Not one of the better compilations out there. You may want to try Ross & Kathryn Petras' 'The Lexicon of Stupidity' instead.
3.0 out of 5 stars Idiots at work June 13 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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THese books are good enough, but you dont want to read 6 of them back to back. light humaor at best
5.0 out of 5 stars A laugh riot Dec 13 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I have this book in a regular copy and had lost it. So it was wonderful to find that it was available digitally! It's hilarious and will tell you about all sorts of workplace idiots...
3.0 out of 5 stars Idiots Sept. 24 2011
By deloatche - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This books was so funny. Couldn't imagine some of the scenarios. So profound is the fact that truth is stinger than fiction.

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