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Publisher's Summary

Everyone has a "schmuck" in their office - a difficult, disruptive person who upsets the workplace, confuses their coworkers, and causes concern. No one is safe from a schmuck. They come in many sizes and shapes, such as:



Narcissus - the self-centered, condescending, attention-seeking peacock who tramples on others
The Flytrap - the bringer of chaos who can flip from angry to happy in an instant, creating an office maelstrom
The Bean Counter - the orderly perfectionist who never gives up control even when it's full-steam ahead to disaster
The Robot - the inflexible stone wall who is incapable of adapting, even in the face of much-needed change

Sound like anyone you know? These are just a few of the more prominent schmucks. In her new audiobook, Dr. Jody Foster explains the entire spectrum of schmucks and how they can decrease productivity and generally make everyone else unhappy.
After delineating the various types of schmucks, she looks at personality traits and explains how interactions among coworkers can become maladaptive, leading to workplace disasters. She helps listeners understand the schmuck as a person, figure out how to help him or her, and effect a positive solution. Dr. Foster also helps listeners understand the most difficult thing of all: Sometimes you are the schmuck.
Let Dr. Jody Foster show you how to help the schmuck, know if you are the schmuck, and make your workplace a happy and productive one.
©2017 Jody Foster, MD, with Michelle Joy, MD (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
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1 out of 5 stars
By C. Bassett on 04-17-18

makes fun of the people in the office

I was hoping for more helpful responses to how to address various situations. However, the author seems a tad mean spirited and mocks people, so I didn't like listening to it. didn't want it to corrupt my own heart so stopped listening after a chapter and a half. didn't hear real solutions to how to address situations, which is more of what I was looking for.

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3 out of 5 stars
By exhiliration on 12-04-17

Adapt this for listening outside of just the APP

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This audible book, is not listener friendly outside of the app. Trying to listen to it at work on the audible website is such a hassle because you cannot reliably rewind it if you need to. instead it would go back to the beginning. The chapters cannot be chosen either, you need to fast forward in 30 sec increments. WHY?

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