Second City comedians and staffers at CareerBuilder.com have written a new office survival handbook.
What would your office look like if Second City were in charge? Enter Cube Monkeys
(HarperCollins; $13.95), a new survival handbook written by Second City comedians and staffers at CareerBuilder.com. Chicago
took some of its own, um, “issues” to Kirk Hanley, a Second City writer. Here’s what he advised.
|PROBLEM ||SOLUTION |
|My boss found my blog; now he’s upset. ||He has time to read blogs instead of getting some real work done? Throw this fact back in his face. |
|My co-worker is having a baby shower, and I don’t feel like spending a lot on a present. ||Look for an inexpensive gift right in your own office! Consider “The Li’l Shredder,” “Box o’ Pencils,” or “Baby’s First Stapler.” |
|My halitosis-haunted cube mate ||Altoid-eating contest! |
|My co-worker eavesdropped on my call to the doctor’s office, then asked me what was wrong. ||Just tell him, “Oh, it’s nothing. Just my TB flaring up again. I’m not supposed to travel, but no one said anything about work.” And then cough violently. |
|I’m hung-over. At work. ||Sounds like you’re someone who’s not happy in her work. Someone who’s only working for a paycheck. Someone who self-medicates to numb the unrelenting pain. Well, welcome to the club. Drink up! |