To My Assistant

Paperback $12.99

Apr 23, 2013 | 272 Pages

Ebook $9.99

Apr 23, 2013 | 272 Pages

  • Paperback $12.99

    Apr 23, 2013 | 272 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    Apr 23, 2013 | 272 Pages

Praise

“Former Hollywood office grunt [Lydia Whitlock] turned her bottom-of-the-totem-pole misery into blog-to-book gold.” –Entertainment Weekly


“Written from the perspective of an unnamed assistant who’s learned how awful bosses can be — and swears not to repeat the abuses when he or she is on top…a knowing what-to-expect guide.” The New York Post

Table Of Contents

CONTENTS

AUTHOR’S NOTE
xi
PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF
xiii

1
LIFE at the OFFICE
EVERY SINGLE DAY:
All the Little Things That Drive You Insane
2
FOOD:
The Only Pleasure Allowed at Work,
and Rarely at That
19
POLITICS AND PARANOIA:
How I Actually Spend Most of My Time
31
SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT:
They Will Alternately Save Your Life
and Ruin It
42

2
TIME
SCHEDULING:
In Which You Tr y to Fit Five Things Where
Only One Can Go
56
PATIENCE:
Well, Usually Impatience
72
TIME MANAGEMENT:
I’d Always Rather Be Checking Facebook
Than Doing My Job
80
WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS:
Yeah, Right
90

3
COMMUNICATION
CLARITY:
Technically, We Both Speak
THE TELEPHONE:
Torture Device Number One
122
E-MAIL, INSTANT MESSAGING, AND TEXTING:
They Were Supposed to Make Life Easier, Right?
136
VERBAL COMMUNICATION:
Had You Wanted to Spend This Much Time Pulling
Teeth, You’d Have Gone to Dental School
148

4
TRAVEL and TRANSPORTATION
TRAVEL:
Normal People Really Do Not Have
This Much Trouble with It
158
NAVIGATION:
If I Ever Make It to an Outside Meeting
on Time, It’s by Accident
176
TRANSPORTATION:
From Point A to Point B, Painfully
186

5
MAKING things PERSONAL
BASIC HUMAN DECENCY:
Not Ruining Your Entire Life,
Just Parts of It
200
MY PERSONAL LIFE:
Welcome to the World of
Too Much Information
216
YOUR PERSONAL LIFE:
If You’re Even Allowed
to Have One
228
IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH:
Together Forever (at Least That’s
What It Feels Like)
240

OKAY, YOU CAN GO HOME NOW
253

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


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