We all know that life and work by extension is not easy. Nor is it fair. There are always complaints about the a**hole boss, the catty or lazy co workers, the extreme overflow of work combined with a lack of staff, etc.
We have to get over it, and find a way to deal. That is according to Andrea Kay in her 2009 book, Work’s a Bitch and Then You Make It Work: 6 Steps to Go from Pissed Off to Powerful.
There is an old quote by writer Joe Klaas: “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Ms. Kay provides straight forward, real world advice on how to deal with whatever we are experiencing in our professional lives (or lack thereof if the reader is looking for a job). She also asks the reader to take a long hard look at themselves and figure out what they can do to change their view of the job.
What I liked about this book is that Ms. Kay does not coddle her readers. There are many career coaches and experts who will coddle their readers or place the blame solely on the employer (which is not always the case). By not only providing confidence and forcing the reader to stop throwing themselves a pity party, she is allowing the employee or the job seeker to turn the negative into a positive and fight for what they are seeking professionally.
I absolutely recommend it, especially for those who are unemployed or seeking to change jobs.