How to Work for a Japanese Boss Bacarr 1992 This is less a book about how to work for a Japanese boss than it is a book about the business culture of Japan…twenty-two years ago. This book made sense for
Category: Working 9-5
This category is all that career information, training, job hunting advice and all those posts that are about the working life.
How to Land a Top-Paying Pierogi Makers Job McFadden 2012 This is a real book. And real libraries own it. To be fair, not a lot of libraries own it, but it is still too funny not to share. Imagine
The Atomic Way to Get Rich
You Can Find Uranium
A non-technical guide written in plain understandable language
Weiss and Orlandi
Finally, all our financial woes can be solved with this DIY uranium mining book. Get yourself a geiger counter and get busy. It’s the Atomic Age, baby! These guys have all the info and suggestions on equipment and all the tips on how to identify geological indicators of uranium. The authors also include some helpful government agencies that will be interested in what you find. (I am sure that the FBI and Homeland Security would be interested in anything you find as well.)
There were a few holding in large public libraries, but most of them were in university collections. It is a cool piece of history for the atomic age.
The Sexy and Exciting Oil Industry
Flowing Gold The Romance of Oil Floherty 1957 This book seems to be written with the cooperation of the oil industry, specifically Standard Oil. There are lots of pictures of impressive refineries and pumps. There is nothing about environmental issues.
The Professional Image The Total Program for Marketing Yourself Visually Bixler 1984 Dressing for success 1980s style! You can’t miss with your power suit and shoulder pads. Of course this needs to be weeded! Yes the basic information is pretty
The Boss Lady
Boss Lady’s Arrival and Survival Plan Foxworth 1986 Submitter: Thank goodness I found this already on a weeding truck. It is hilarious! Practical advice includes never lighting your boss’s cigarette. I’m laughing at this book, but crying that it was
Yikes! Mom got a job?
My Mom Got a Job
Mom got a job and now life is cruel. The basic story is that child laments how Mom used to do all these great things and now she doesn’t. Dad’s role and responsibility in parenting is somewhat vague.
As you can see from the image below, the new job also implies that Mom is letting kid slide on housework . Kind of a boring story and the illustration on the cover (I think the eyes mostly) are giving me the creeps. Not really that awful, but certainly no award winner either.
I will admit to some personal bias on this topic as a well-meaning (idiotic) school employee told me that my part time library “career” was probably a contributing factor in my son’s less than stellar behavior during 8th grade. I will also point out that no one ever said things like that to my husband. Said child also remarked to school officials that he was probably genetically pre-disposed to behavior problems since his parents were also troublemakers.
Talking to the Help
Home Maid Spanish Storm and Ginnett 1976 Submitter: Here’s a little something I found lurking in our stacks, it caught my eye as I was passing. Yes, I did a double take! Though it is rather stereotypical, borderline racist,