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This category is all that career information, training, job hunting advice and all those posts that are about the working life.

Christian Advice for the Overworked

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Work With Less Energy
Grant
~1955

Are you overworked? Can’t meet those deadlines? Forget your calendar and to-do list! God wants you to take a moment and look around. Rev. Grant came to an epiphany one day after watching people work:

“Today I watched a negro working. You know how they do. They work so relaxed, so gracefully.”

Evidently a few metaphors, Bible verses, and standing around watching people work is the key.

Mary

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I Can Be an Architect

I can be an architect - cover I Can Be An Architect
Clinton
1986

Bonus points for putting a woman on the cover, but this book is too old to accurately describe the job of an architect. There are no computers shown, for one thing. It’s all heavily-shoulder-padded ladies and wide-tied gents hunched over rulers and drafting boards. The glasses on the woman in the picture below are pure-80s awesome.  Kids come to my library on a regular basis for books for their career reports. I would be embarrassed to hand this to anyone.

Thankfully, I no longer have to. #weeded

Holly

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Fun and Games at Work

sexual harassment at work cover

Sexual Harassment at Work
Is it just ‘fun and games’?
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1982

Not a bad book, but unfortunately, the cover absolutely negates the seriousness of the writing (and the topic for that matter). I am sure someone in an editorial meeting thought that made the topic “sexy”.  This was a British publication, however, the situations are pretty universal to any type of employment situation. I will defer to our Brits on knowledge of the law on this in Britain, but for Americans, this was still a decade before Anita Hill’s testimony pushed this topic into the forefront. Evidently, some people just don’t learn. I’m looking at you: Mr.President, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, etc.

Mary

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