Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 4, 2009
Inkwater Press announces the release of Welcome to the Company (or What It's Really Like Working Here) by Eileen McVety. Welcome to the Company is now available for purchase.
A hilarious, tongue-in-cheek twist on the employee handbook, Welcome to the Company (Inkwater Press, ISBN: 978-1-59299-395-6, Trade Paper, $9.95) is the "official" employee manual of the Gordon Wiggins Group, a mythical, yet easily recognizable, corporate entity whose motto is "Failure is our last resort™."
Through the highly dysfunctional Gordon Wiggins Group, whose mission statement boasts that an "unwavering commitment to high-minded principles" sets them apart from the competition, author Eileen McVety unveils a candid and comical plain-truth guide to corporate culture. Anything but an average employee manual, Welcome to the Company is resplendent with McVety's irreverent humor and wisdom as she slices through the corporate lingo and political-speak on everything from affirmative action to management training, performance reviews to professional attire, and benefits to professional behavior.
In this witty, wickedly insightful narrative, McVety strips away the corporate jargon to deliver an enlightening and entertaining exposé whereby employees can learn such key tricks, tools, and tips as: concocting creative sick day excuses; defining the role of each department, and discerning the dos and don'ts of dealing with them; identifying those six subtle signs that you're about to be fired; mastering the myriad meaningless meetings you'll be forced to attend; and proactively playing the corporate players.
With its hilarious and all-too-accurate assessment of corporate culture, Welcome to the Company leaves no stone unturned in its read-between-the-lines take on the vast difference between what the employee manual says about working for a company, and what it's really like working there.
For 20 years, Eileen McVety's greatest professional achievement was to secure an office with a computer monitor that faced away from the door, allowing her ample time to close the personal document she was working on whenever her boss walked in. After tiring of writing corporate drivel for multiple employers, Eileen ventured out on her own where she now proudly writes corporate drivel for her own company, Spot-on Writing (http://www.spotonwriting.com).
Inkwater Press (http://www.inkwaterpress.com) is an independent publisher headquartered in Portland, Oregon. A division of First Books, which was founded in 1988, Inkwater Press is committed to a sustainable future, printing on recycled paper and using no animal-based products.
For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875