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Human Resources: A Corporate Nightmare

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Management is the use of humans as resources; so is vampirism. When a vampire is called in to turn a sick biotech company around, reorganization takes on a much paler cast. Alternate chapters show the vampire's business education during the Industrial Revolution.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Catbird Press (first published January 1st 1995)
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Tricia Riley
Nov 15, 2016 Tricia Riley rated it really liked it
The story is this -HR manager is the last person in the company to realise that the new CEO is a vampire who has been munching on the staff.

I work in Human Resources and I found this book hilarious. The author has clearly had someone who works in the field to review the book. My favourite line in the book was the vampire's excuse for firing a manager:
"You’re not what I would call one of those sensitive managers, you know. One would hope that most supervisors would take some notice of problems t
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Brendan
Dec 30, 2013 Brendan rated it really liked it
I discovered Floyd Kemske back in the early nineties by way of David Warsh, the former Boston Globe business columnist, who championed Kemske's work every chance he got. His latest at the time, Human Resources was the first Kemske I read, and I quickly moved on to all his other works.

Kemske is unique in another way, in that he can lay claim to something few authors can, that he invented a whole new genre of fiction, one that came to be known as "the corporate nightmare," in which employees find
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Elyon
Oct 09, 2013 Elyon rated it liked it
A cute and quick read. Human Resources pokes fun at the vampire mythos which it is a reluctant part of.
MW
May 08, 2010 MW rated it it was amazing
This book was one of my all time favorites!! I am currently hunting down the other installments of Mr. Kemske's "Corporate Nightmares": Virtual Boss & Lifetime Employment.
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I really struggled with this book. There were some good historical references, but otherwise, I found the story pretty boring. I could not in good conscious recommend this book to anyone.
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