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Fending off workplace predators

Read this book and absorb its essence, but also work on enhancing your indispensability through your contributions

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Book Cover (Jerks at work: Toxic coworkers and what to do about them)

Sanjay Kumar Singh
Jerks at work: Toxic coworkers and what to do about them
Author: Tessa West
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Pages: 261
Price: Rs 799

A decade ago, I joined a well-known research organisation. All was well until another person (whom we shall dub the jerk) joined the workplace. Instead of sitting in front of his computer and doing an honest day’s work, this gentleman would spend four to five hours each day closeted with the boss, also the firm’s owner. They were ostensibly discussing new ideas. But all that brainstorming never bore any fruit. In reality, this gentleman earned his rather hefty salary by tattling against

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First Published: Feb 17 2022 | 11:26 PM IST

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