Mean Girls at Work

  • by Katherine Crowley, Kathi Elster
  • Narrated by Kelley Hazen
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Do you work with a mean girl? A woman's field guide to the new frontier of professional development - working with other women.
Women-to-women relationships in the workplace are - complicated. When they're good, they're great. But when they're bad, they can ruin your day, your week - even your year.
Packed with proven advice from two of today's leading experts in workplace relationships, this one-of-a-kind guide gives women the tools they need to navigate difficult situations unique to women-to-women relationships - whether with a boss, a colleague, a client, or an employee.
Have you dealt with a woman in the workplace who:


"Accidentally" excludes you from important meetings?
Seems intent on taking you down professionally?
Gossips about you with other coworkers?
Makes you look bad by missing deadlines?
Forms a "pack" of mean girls to make your life miserable?
Mean Girls at Work isn't just about surviving difficult situations. It's about transforming a toxic relationship into one that benefits and supports both of you.
This book is also for women who engage in mean behavior - but don't know it. After all, who hasn't gossiped about a female coworker? Who hasn't rolled her eyes in the presence of a woman she doesn't like? Who hasn't scanned another woman head to toe - which is just a nonverbal way of saying, "You've just been judged?" The authors provide invaluable advice to the more subtle ways of being mean - even if they're not intended.
With a workforce composed of a higher percentage of women than ever, workplace dynamics have changed. Crowley and Elster cover every conceivable scenario, providing critical advice on how to rise above the fray and move forward professionally.
Mean Girls at Work is your map to dodging the mines and moving forward in today’s transformed workplace.

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Discouraged but I learned a lot

This book was what I thought it would be but just as the author said, we want revenge and you just can't have it. Basically the author advises you to try to distance yourself from the mean girl/s or move on to another job. There is no recourse if the WEAK management ALLOWS mean girls to exist.

My advice is to listen to this book because you will know that your feelings are justified even if you can get no support from an outside source to say so. My second piece of advice is to get counseling. This is something the author states multiple times and something I have done. Hearing from a third party that your feelings are justified and having someone to direct you in coping was the only way I got through the last 4 years at my job.

After reading this book I better understand some of the advice given to me by the counselor.

I'm still angry and I'm still hurt by the ill treatment of these women but I'll be able to make it two more years to retirement thanks to this book and the counseling I've attended.

My third piece of advice, if you can move on, move on. It's just not worth it.
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As an HR Professional I have women ask me for tools on how to deal with other "Mean Women". I believe some of these tips will be helpful and I will be passing them along.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education