This is a terrific book. Great depiction of workplace bullying and the author’s survival tactics. Jenn provides a funny, engaging and honest perspective of her crooked workplace experiences. This book is an eye opener about how organizational communication can become corrupt in the wrong hands. The author’s stories show how a serial bully can overtake a company and abuse staff using methods such as emotional blackmail and gas-lighting.
The definition of gas-lighting is: a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity. The term is derived from the movie Gaslight.
Jenn’s experience with the Baumann company will be quite shocking to most people. She describes in detail how sometimes doing the right thing can actually backfire in the hands of a few workplace sociopaths and how this terrible behaviour is rewarded. I highly recommend you get a copy of this book.
Heartbreaking, humorous, fearless, fascinating! I just couldn’t put down Jenn’s latest work until I had completed the very last page. In her newest memoir, Jenn Saidai takes us down her ‘crooked career path’ to meet the shady and often-times very cruel people she has met in the working world. This novel will strike a chord with many people who, just in the course of trying to provide for their family, have dealt with may of the very unsavory characters that line the hallways and byways of ‘corporate North America. Who of us has not met “Mrs. Bully, Ms. Climber-AtAllCosts or Mr.. KnowItAll?
Jenn’s simple yet eloquent style of telling her story, leads us down the garden path of the corporate world of a small city in Canada, that is often lined with very prickly thorns. Her story is one of triumph in the face of adversity. A story of standing up to workplace bullies, and bowing out gracefully. One of fighting back, and moving forward, in the full knowledge that the path will eventually lead you exactly where you need to be. Excellent! A must read!!
A MUST read. I cannot tell you how much I love this book. It had me from page one and I couldn't put it down. There is so much truth written out here that dare I say most of us --at least not I--would have been as courageous to put pen to paper on this subject. One line that stands out to me and I so appreciate is this one one on page 108..."You have to take the good with the bad in all aspects of life". God Bless you for sharing your story Jenn. I am certain many will be helped, encouraged, educated, strengthened to stand up for themselves against any type of bullying. Edna Harris
An honest tale of a very unique career path that sheds light on harassment and bullying in the workplace, that's all too common in today's profit-driven, race-to-the-top workplace. Author Jenn Sadai shares her story, from her own mistakes, humiliations (which managed to make me laugh throughout her book), and her victories, to her unfortunate experiences as a victim to circumstances out of her control and how she not only got through them, but how it helped define who and where she is today. An excellent read!
Dirty Secrets is definitely a book that will grab your attention and get you hooked. The author does a great job of telling stories about her crooked career path, with some hilarious incidents and others touching on workplace bullying and harassment. It feels like sitting down with your best friend and sharing your craziest stories. A must read!