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Ben Woods

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in Louisville, Ky., The United States



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Ben Woods has held full-time computer programming positions with companies large and small, collected a stack of employee manuals and health insurance cards and worked with a litany of CEOs, PMPs, BBMs and A-HOLEs. He is a programmer and freelance writer who lives in Baltimore. His first book, a tech-humor fiction novel titled “The Developers,” discusses two key topics: online privacy and crazy people on the Internet. He has a journalism degree from Purdue University and is working on a master's degree in Professional Studies at Towson University in Baltimore.

Thanks to everyone who particpated in the Corporate Ties giveway. I'm in the process of creating more giveaways on other websites. On Facebook, just "Like" the Corporate Ties page before Oct. 21, 2011, and you will be entered to win a copy. Good luck!
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Average rating: 3.48 · 23 ratings · 13 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Corporate Ties
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Corporate Ties: Relocation, Recruitment, and Romance in the Workplace (Business gibberish included!) (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 16, 2011 06:36PM
Description: Jason Harris has found the perfect job as a web developer with a Fortune 500 financial subsidiary. He meets his cool and quirky coworkers and even scores a date with an Indian princess/database administrator. This lasts all of eight days. Due to “organizational restructuring,” the parent company announces that all employees at Jason's location are being relocated to corporate headquarters in another state. Each person mulls the idea of exchanging a laid-back, business casual dress environment for a cafeteria, a fitness center, and a strangling — by a necktie (corporate attire only, please) and organizational bureaucracy. The men and women in suits arrive to document the documents, proactivate the buzzwords, and cage the project managers. Is the job really worth it? And why exactly do people give up their independence to become company drones?
The Developers (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: Matt Severnson has assembled a team of hard-working, quasi-geek individuals to build a revolutionary website for a northern Michigan city. The system becomes a big hit despite the group members' idiosyncratic traits. Fast food addiction, incessant sexual tension and heated bingo competition constantly distract the team. While the opportunity arises to build the first nationwide, government-sponsored high-speed Internet portal, the issue comes second to Matt's relationship with Katy, the team's co-leader. They cannot hate each other enough to halt their steamy romance, but they can't love each other enough to share anything but a fish dinner. The Developers mixes the insane and obscene with technology, romance and pop culture. But while the book's web development group tries to make its mark on the virtual world, it encounters pre-eminent issues that will soon be shaping the Internet of the future: Are individuals losing their remaining privacy due to the World Wide Web? Will online social interaction eventually replace in-person gatherings as a necessary means?
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date: December 26, 2012 04:00PM
location: Highland Tap Room Grill, 1058 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY, The United States
description: Friends, half-price appetizers, books, door prizes and last but not least, corporate ridiculousness! Come out to Highlands Tap Room Grill the day after Christmas and join the nonsense.

I'll be bringing copies of my latest book, "Corporate Ties - Relocation, Recruitment, and Romance in the Workplace" which is loosely based on a previous job I held in Louisville.

We will have door prizes, half-priced appetizers (with book purchase) and special guest appearances by the book's characters.

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