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Book for the Brave - telling it how it is.. Possible but not easy,
This review is from: Escape from Corporate Hell: Unlock your potential and love your work (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)In the current economic climate, when all are clinging to a job, any job, it's somewhat brave or even rash to be publishing a book on Escaping from Corporate Hell. However, those of us who live in Corporate Hell will tell you that thoughts of Escape are never far away. With the Inbox filling every 10 seconds, an InTray 3 times larger than the out-tray and management reverting to Dickensian management techniques (not paying sick pay when you have a day off, sniffing loudly when you come back from your two days off with your foot in a cast and on crutches, cancelling your holiday the day before you're flying out)it's amazing anyone goes to work these days. While Google and Starbucks staff fill in questionnaires in The Times saying how fabulous their employers are, the rest of us fill in endless job applications - knowing that in this climate there are 273 more qualified applicants who don't even have to give notice as they're already on the jobless list, plus they're willing to accept less money than I can because any job is better than none.
We want to Escape, but we don't know how.
Pamela Slim's book tells you one way to get out and get a life. It's no promise of easy money and a 3 hour working week, she doesn't say you'll have a yacht the size of your mum's house by Christmas and she does say it won't be easy but it is possible.
Full of case studies and examples - if you're serious about Escaping and you have a business idea that your friends don't laugh at, read the book and if you're still convinced take the plunge. I wish you all the luck in the world and my cv will be in the mail when you start hiring.