The Assistants

The Assistants

'Funny and clever, this is the next Devil Wears Prada' Paige Toon Behind every successful man is a busy assistant and Tina’s boss is very successful. But Tina is tired of being overworked and underpaid. She’s bored of her damp flat and her mounting debts. Then a blip in the expenses system sends Tina a cheque. She’s a good person. But she’s desperate. This isn’t stealing. It’s an administrative error. Right? What would you do if you thought you’d get away with it?

Save the Assistants

A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace

Save the Assistants

"If you're tired, you're poor, and you're a huddled mass of an assistant yearning to breathe free, look no further than Save the Assistants." --Yahoo! "Lilit at Save the Assistants . . . feels your pain." --Marie Claire What happens when nine-to-five turns into nine-to-eleven? How do you outmaneuver the office Underminer? Is it appropriate to have a cocktail at a company lunch? How do you get reservations for a restaurant with an unlisted phone number? What do you do when your boss throws a stapler at your head? As Page Six Magazine recently noted, bosses are "going from mean to monstrous--and making The Devil Wears Prada look like a love story." What's an office drone to do? Call on Save the Assistants, the addictive and insightful guide to workplace sanity by Lilit Marcus, renowned assistant expert. On your first day at work, you learned how to answer the phone and turn on the computer. But four years of college hardly prepared you for the coffee-fetching, back-stabbing, and you-should-have-done-it-yesterdays of office life. Save the Assistants is here to help you not only survive your job, but ultimately get the career you want.

Metropolitan Communities

Trade Guilds, Identity, and Change in Early Modern London

Metropolitan Communities

This interpretation of the cultural consequences of social, economic, religious, and political change in early modern London challenges many long-held assumptions of historians and literary critics.

The Assistant Principal

Leadership Choices and Challenges

The Assistant Principal

This updated edition supports the intrinsic value of the assistant principalship, provides improvement suggestions, offers recruitment ideas, and reframes the job within school leadership.

Agamben's Joyful Kafka

Finding Freedom Beyond Subordination

Agamben's Joyful Kafka

Both Giorgio Agamben and Franz Kafka are best known for their gloomy political worldview. A cautious study of Agamben's references on Kafka, however, reveals another dimension right at the intersection of their works: a complex and unorthodox theory of freedom. The inspiration emerges from Agamben's claims that 'it is a very poor reading of Kafka's works that sees in them only a summation of the anguish of a guilty man before the inscrutable power'. Virtually all of Kafka's stories leave us puzzled about what really happened. Was Josef K., who is butchered like a dog, defeated? And what about the meaningless but in his own way complete creature Odradek? Agamben's work sheds new light on these questions and arrives, through Kafka, at different strategies for freedom at the point where this freedom is most blatantly violated.

The Assistant

A Novel

The Assistant

A novel set in Washington, D.C., the Middle East, and Paris follows the Israeli Mossad as it recruits American Jews to act as double agents, using stolen American intelligence to weaken their Arab foes.

College Swimming Coach

Social Issues, Roles, and Worlds

College Swimming Coach

"The use of sociological concepts to analyze the occupation of swimming coach is handled well....a good professional socialization device."—CHOICE

Teaching Assistants

Practical Strategies for Effective Classroom Support

Teaching Assistants

This practical book is intended to support schools and LEAs in developing effective strategies in working with teaching assistants. It is related to the DfEE's recently published Good Practice Guide (2000). Suggested approaches are supported with real examples from practice, showing the reality of how schools can review and develop practice and so become more effective in their management and support of teaching assistants. The aim is to enable managers in schools and LEAs to work effectively with teaching assistants; teachers to plan classroom approaches for working with teaching assistants; teaching assistants to improve their practice; and children to learn more effectively in inclusive settings. This book will be of use to headteachers, senior staff in schools, SENCOs, LEA support staff, class teachers and teaching assistants.