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The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In just one eight-hour day, a working woman can get more twisted up than panty hose in the spin cycle. The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work will straighten her out. This tell-it-like-it-is handbook gives every working woman the tools for facing the forces of evil and opportunity in corporate America, including how to:
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 4th 2005 by Touchstone (first published December 28th 2004)
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Sep 02, 2008 Saranne added it
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Here are the main take-aways: -If you don't talk no one will ever know you're there - you can't please everyone - wear the "uniform" to achieve your goal - everything you say and do is part of the game - upgrade your office - asking is the only way to get what you want - you should live life to the fullest - the most important thing is to feel good about what you do - never be a victim - make the choice to structure the world around your own choices - be aware of the consequences of not playing ...more
Reading this book was like reading a personal note (a long one, hah) from 2 big sisters/mentors trying to teach me the ins and outs of office politics. What a fitting title! I loved the perspective they gave, and there are a lot of great takeaways, like how to not act stupid (sounds obvious, but read some of their stories and I'm sure you could probably find a few that sound familiar) :). It took me over a year to finish this one but it's a good ready overall with beneficial tips!
This book was kind of helpful if you are new to the working world, office life, etc. I did not fully enjoy how it was written. Too much MAMA and SISTAH nonsense labels when addressing you the reader. It did offer a few helpful hints here and there and was fully loaded with the ever consistent chapter about women helping each other in the work place as hopeless as that thought really is.
Chris Vassey
Loved this book and recommend it often! The practical tips for how to manage workplace politics, hidden agendas, common communication challenges and your career were applicable and realistic. Not a heavy read, but one that will teach new tricks.
Aug 13, 2007 Julia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any college graduate entering the work force.
Definitely one of those books that you earmark and highlight all over the place. It was recommended to me by a Davidson graduate who's boss gave her the book. Worth picking up and flipping through to find the parts that pertain to you.
Kai Yaniz
This is a must - read for any woman entering the work force or wanting to gain an edge. There are many helpful hints with some wit.
This book is a must-read for any young professional woman who has ever been frustrated by office politics and/or how she responded to them!
Great introduction to the business world and a must read for all young women starting professional careers.
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