The Thing About Work: Showing Up and Other Important Matters [A Worker's Manual]

  • 4h 59m 2s
  • Richard A. Moran
  • Gildan Media
  • 2016

In The Thing About Work, Richard A. Moran takes a ground-level perspective on what is happening at work and how to thrive in the new professional world. Through funny, prescriptive vignettes and short essays, Moran finds the “white space” in the company manual―those issues that you encounter every day at work but which are not covered in employee training. He uses hilarious and true stories from his own life and others’ to answer questions like, “Should you take your dog to work?” and “How late is late?” and “What is that foreign object growing in the refrigerator?” This very contemporary view of work will prove invaluable for the modern employee.

In this Audiobook

  • The Thing about the Refrigerator
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Air
  • The Saddest Three Letters in Business
  • The “At the End of the Day” Thing
  • What's the Plan?
  • Does Low-Hanging Fruit Exist?
  • The Chickens Need a Raise
  • Showing up Still Matters
  • The Working from Home Thing
  • Are You Responsive?
  • Coffee is the New Lunch and other Coffee Matters
  • What is That Smell?
  • Making a To-Do List is Not the Same as Getting Something Done
  • Can We Cancel All Meetings but Keep the doughnuts?
  • How Late is Late?
  • The IT Guy is the Most Important Person You Know
  • Dogs in the Halls
  • That Double-Secret Probation Thing
  • All My Mentors are dead
  • The Three Best Business Books Ever written
  • The Thing about Getting Hired and Fired
  • Getting Hired is a Probability Function
  • Networking—It's All about Traffic
  • Words That Matter in the Hunt
  • Gigs are a Beautiful Thing
  • Tell Me about Yourself and other Lies
  • Coffee Can Kill a Career
  • Why Do Interviewers Talk So Much?
  • Hello? Anyone Out There?
  • Reference Checking and Your Secrets
  • The Interns are Coming
  • Performance Review Benedictions
  • Get Fired at Least Once—It Can Be Good for Your Career
  • If You are Going to Get Fired, Get Fired Fast
  • When Resigning, Do it Fast
  • I Don't Love You Anymore
  • How to Fire a CEO
  • Lunch is Neither a Good Time to Fire Someone nor to Get Fired
  • What Kind of Gone is Your Job?
  • The Use of F-Bombs Won't Help You with Your Next Job
  • When Terminated, Pay Less Attention to Delivery Mode than to Content
  • It is Not Difficult to Get Fired—It is Difficult to Get Hired Again
  • Never Resign before Landing Another Job
  • My Career Clock is Ticking
  • Moving from Boy Wonder to the Gray Hair in the Room
  • Is it too Late?
  • The Make More Money Thing
  • That Personal Brand Thing
  • What Do You Do?
  • Start All Over!
  • That Ten Thousand—Hour Rule
  • The Work-Life Balance Thing
  • Not My Job
  • The Job Title Thing
  • Projects, Projects, Projects
  • The Networking Thing
  • Talking about Pay!
  • Working in the Polar Vortex
  • Is Work Killing Us?
  • What Happens on the Road Does Not Stay on the Road
  • Availability is Not a Skill
  • Career Paths are Accidents
  • When Playing Hooky is Okay
  • They Will Never Survive without Me
  • Are You Remarkable?
  • How to Get a Raise
  • Sell, Baby, Sell
  • How Busy are You?
  • One Size Fits All?
  • Wait until Your Father Gets Home
  • Saying versus Hearing
  • Feedback Follies
  • Sex, Listening, and other Considerations
  • Sharing Too Much Can Become a Habit
  • Pornography is Not Your Friend
  • Love in the Elevator
  • It's Best Not to Be Seen Naked by Colleagues
  • Naming Children is Not a Spectator Sport
  • Why Doesn't Anyone Listen to Me?
  • Love and Hate Relationships
  • A View into Work
  • Beware the Buttons
  • What is Business Casual?
  • On Multitasking and other Sins
  • Nothing like the Smell of Pot in the Morning
  • Are There Awards for Bad Judgment?
  • Keep Those Business Cards
  • Blind Squirrels and Acorns
  • Keeping up is Hard to Do
  • Get Me Some of That Inner Work Life
  • Gadgets and Gizmos Galore
  • The Facebook Thing
  • Does Facebook Work at Work?
  • More than an Abbreviation
  • Cancel My Subscription, Please
  • Three Things E-Mail is Not
  • Am I Ringing?
  • Does Cell Phone Etiquette Exist?
  • Password Pressure
  • I Forgot My Computer!
  • That Google Doodle is Smart
  • The WTF Thing
  • About Those Tattoos
  • I Want My Cubicle!
  • Apple Store Anxiety
  • Pluto is the New Benchmark
  • Oh, That Sinking Feeling
  • A Wealth of Webinars
  • Dancing with Office Chairs
  • Tech, Tech, Tech, and More Tech
  • Another Technology List
  • High on Whiteboard Markers and Presentations
  • What's Your Walk-up Song?
  • Are Sports Metaphors Dead?
  • Presentation Poisons
  • The Praying at Work Thing
  • The R Word and the B Word
  • Where is the Elevator?
  • Eating in Your Car
  • Redundant Conversations Again
  • All aboard
  • Even Lunch is a Quandary Wrapped in a Dilemma
  • The Thing about Skinny Suits
  • Cars and Your Work Persona
  • Welcome to Abilene
  • Do Assholes Always Win?
  • The Asshole Hall of Fame
  • Being Nice at Work
  • The Three Best Bosses You Will Ever Have
  • Management Gurus?
  • The Corporate Culture Thing
  • On Powerful Women
  • What's an Office?
  • Can You Hear Me Now?
  • Watch Out for Fibbing
  • What's Important?
  • Is That Day Really Necessary?
  • I Have a Suggestion
  • The Worst Boss Announcement
  • On Ditch Digging
  • Are We All Bosses?
  • Some Authentic, Some, Not So Much
  • People, Pay Attention
  • Death to Performance Reviews
  • Frequent-Flier Miles and other Addictions
  • Pings, Pangs, Buzzes, and Vibrations—Productivity Reminders
  • Business Travel Tango
  • The Big Work Lie—“Out of Office” … REALLY?
  • The E-Mail Thing
  • Those Best Companies
  • Hello, My Name is…
  • About Those Weekends
  • Red Licorice Can Kill Your Organization
  • The Backpack is the New Briefcase
  • Unequal Distance
  • Travel Disasters I Have Known
  • Business Travel Things
  • Ambiguous Victories and Nebulous Defeats
  • Let's Improve Morale around Here
  • Is Sitting the New Smoking?
  • When is Starting Early Starting Too Early?
  • Stop Reminding Me
  • Please Stop Doing Stupid Shit
  • Lunchtime Stress
  • Is Cycling the New Golf?
  • Oh, Those Sick Days
  • How about Gender Appearance Equity?
  • Guilty as Charged
  • That Permanent Record
  • Calling All Characters
  • The Boss is Back
  • Are You Happy?
  • Reason to Be Thankful at Work
  • Fist Bumping
  • The Importance of Being Urgent
  • What Matters?
  • Last Call
  • Holidays at Work
  • Holiday Party Dos and Don'ts
  • A Holiday Missive
  • Holiday Homestretch
  • The Giving Dilemma
  • Is it Total Stress or Long Lunches over the Holidays?
  • To Deliver or Not to Deliver, That is the Question
  • The Stress of Holiday Cards
  • And Goodwill to All
  • Three Ways Halloween Can Kill Your Career
  • The Halloween Hangover
  • Will You Be Mine?
  • Back to School Again
  • Those Summer Schedules
  • When to Play Hooky
  • It's Super Bowl … Monday
  • Celebrate St. Patrick
  • A Final Word
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