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Working for Heat

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Three short stories centered around the working world. Surreal aspects of everyday workplaces and exaggerated characters, that I believe we, sometimes quite unfortunately, can relate to.
Working for heat is a direct translation of the Portuguese idiomatic expression - “trabalhar para aquecer” - which, very roughly, translates into working to no avail.
Kindle Edition, 25 pages
Published (first published June 29th 2011)
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Patricia Hamill
An amusing and satirical jab at office politics.

Working for Heat is a compilation of three short stories focused on different aspects of office life. As a satire, these stories are a success, although my opinions of each vary.

Severance Coffee is about a workaholic woman who is just about too busy to be fired. Several situations stood out to me: one, the workaholic who thinks she's single-handedly keeping the business afloat; two, the lack of communication between the company's leaders (and betwe
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Al
Aug 05, 2013 Al rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, read-2013
A small collection of three short stories, each about the workplace, its humor and frustrations. I found that each story had both good and not so good things, although not the same things from story to story.

The first story, Severance Coffee, was my favorite (at least as far as the content of the story goes). It’s about an employee who is being laid off, in spite of being the best employee in her department. (We not only have her opinion on this, but also a bit of evidence to back up her content
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Sleepy Joe
Aug 03, 2013 Sleepy Joe rated it really liked it
Just finished reading this collection of short stories and I couldn't put them down. Funny, witty and just a splash of geek. Awesome, go read them....now!!
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