Jan 06, 09
Read in January, 2009
Even though this book was written in parable-format, which usually annoys me, I really enjoyed the quick read. I'd say it took me about 2 hours to read front to back. The premise of the book is that there are miserable jobs at every level of the ladder - from dishwasher to CEO and sports star to movie star, everybody seems to be miserable in their job. There are notable exceptions, that junior-high volleyball teacher or landscape architect who love what they do. This book tries to figure out exactly why that is.
Most of all, this book gave me some things to consider as I apply for various jobs. It also gave me some good ideas of the most important questions to ask in the interview to get a feel for whether or not I'd enjoy working at a place.