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She comes off ro smart, sassy, and essentially likeable – like an older sibling giving you the low down. It’s too A great quick overview of the important career advice books from the last century. Jun 01, Nathaniel Teeter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Helpful hints to help remind you not to hate your job: This is a fairly common predicament in American office life, I’m pretty sure; we become victims hod our own efficiency.

Refresh and try again. Hustad’s style is relaxed and engaging; she comes passionate about he A cute and zippy overview of what to do and what not to do in the workplace, distilled from years “success literature” e. The right and wrong ways to talk trash about yourself.


You ever notice how some people like to arrive at the office a little late, say, fifteen to thirty minutes late, but every single day?

How to Be Useful: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work by Megan Hustad

And perhaps most important for New Money to understand, she knew that Old Money had its unwritten codes, and standards were high: I think I thought of work as a fee-for-service usefup. I am getting through this more slowly than, say, a detesctive novel, but it is very rewarding.

Essentially, this is a literature review of all those books the bibliography is amazing. My favorite bits are on why you shouldn’t be “nice” or snarky. Hardcoverpages. At the end of the week, perhaps we’ll ask Ms.

Perhaps I got this far: A Topical Approach 6th Edition. In How to Be Useful, Megan Hustad dismantles the myths of getting ahead and helps you navigate the murky waters of office life. This left me with about three hours to kill every day; I didn’t want to take on added duties for the same paycheck.

Hopefully some things are obvious to the reader, but even then that’s a good assessment that the author knows what she’s talking about, and learning even a few useful tips is never a bad thing.

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Post knew precisely how stodgy Old Money was, and how loath they were to welcome outsiders. And, given that I started a new job just as I was reading this, I was right. Megan Hustad seems like someone you could have a cocktail with in a Manhattan bar, and while you were sitting there chatting over drinks, she would entertain you with her witty overview of American self-help literature from the past century.

Apr 14, CJ rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I recall being offended when my grandpa gave me “How to Win Friends and Influence People” when I graduated college, and feeling talked-down-to for being given “The 7 habits of highly effective people. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


This delusion was encouraged by a mildly “fun” corporate culture and the fact that I could churn out a good chunk of the mevan in about five hours of concentrated work, to general hosannas from my editors. I handed the notes off to Bert and he never mentioned them again.

You could be a shy daydreamer, or you could be a bubblehead Emre Welcome to the Working Week 4: Megan Hustad has written a sharp, critical survey of a genre that doesn’t get much intelligent scrutiny. If your superiors are passive-aggressive or otherwise chickenhearted, they’ll mumble about you behind your back for months but never say anything to you directly.

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Pay more attention to others feelings than your own and have some signature empty space questions: An excellent academic but nearly as dry as the word academic might lead you to believe survey of early American success literature. This will help me be useful and not hate work.

Megan painfully dances around subjects while dispensing very little practical advice.

The joyous Sunday nights at college became my biggest tormentors upon joining the ranks of working people in New York.