Brett Laramie has a problem with keeping a job. Most people settle into a career and do their best to keep it, Brett well, not so much. Even with double degrees she rarely last more than a few weeks in any position. Her lack of people skills doomed her attempts at as a Crisis Hotline Operator, a waitress and a Halfway house supervisor. Her general dislike of children meant that a career as a Nanny or substitute teacher was never going to take off. But it's Brett's disdain for authority that guarantees trouble in almost every workplace.
This Will Not Look Good on My Resume is a collection of entertaining anecdotes of Brett's attempt to find gainful employment. You have to admire her contempt for beauracracy and petty rules that we all chafe against in our jobs. With her quick wit and indifference to the consequences, she illustrates the absurdity of the employer/employee relationship.
The stories are told in an informal conversational style and mostly for deliberate comic effect. There are some giggles to be had and Richards displays a good sense of comic timing. Sometimes the humor slides into questionable taste (drowning children is not my idea of natural selection). There are also some rather bitter diatribes in amongst the stories, particularly about men, that made me cringe once or twice.
This Will Not Look Good on My Resume is a light and amusing novel that would work equaly as well as a stand up comedy routine. If you are looking for a giggle (and hate your job) this book is sure to please.
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out