Summary of Jerks at Work

How to Deal with People Problems and Problem People

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Jerks at Work book summary
Warning: This book may be offensive to copy-machine hogs, lunchroom tyrants, meeting monopolizers and workplace jerks of all kind.


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Finally, a book that honestly identifies and analyzes that prolific workplace species - the jerk. Organized by situation and topic, Jerks at Work presents the answers to at least 200 jerk-related questions from real-life readers that were originally published in author Ken Lloyd’s syndicated On the Job column. The book is psychologically sound, excruciatingly direct, extremely funny and, above all, actually helpful. Lloyd does a splendid job of covering all the bases and every kind of jerk, from the boardroom to the mailroom. getAbstract highly recommends this book to everyone, because every company has at least one jerk.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to deal with jerks at work
  • How jerks can destroy an employee’s self-esteem
  • Why you should distance yourself from a co-worker jerk


The Ubiquitous Jerk
Jerks are found from the first contact in the employment process to the last day on the job, from the lowest rung to the executive office. Jerks are at the core of a multitude of problems at the workplace and, every day, employees at all levels wonder how to deal with...
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About the Author

Kenneth L. Lloyd, Ph.D., is an organizational development consultant who works with a wide range of companies in organizational design, change and communication. He has authored several books, and his nationally syndicated workplace advice column, On the Job appears in newspapers across the United States and Canada.

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    Stefan Chirila 4 years ago
    I like the conclusion that reminds us to also check ourselves, so we don't exhibit the same jerk behaviors we just read about.
    This is like when you're pointing a finger on someone, you're actually pointing 3 fingers at yourself
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    RUSH BELL 4 years ago
    sooo good to put this workplaçe felón on trial at last

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