A 400 page, 160,000 word handbook by Judith Wyatt and Chauncey Hare, ISBN 0-87047-110-4 (cloth), ISBN 0-87047-109-0 (paperback) that describes the individual and organizational sources of work abuse. Using a growth-track recovery model, it presents step-by-step instructions that will help a person recover from bullying, scapegoating, downsizing or other work abuse trauma, and safely reenter the workplace. The manual is intended primarily for work-abused individuals and their counselors, but it is informative for managers and union leaders who are responsible for work systems.
If the book seems a bit over the edge, it is not. It merely attempts to see the workplace as most people see it, but can't put it into words that anyone will listen to without calling you a wimp, complainer, malcontent, or worse. . . Each of us has experiences like are portrayed in this book. And it is not hard to come to the conclusion that America's workforce is in one large denial."
Ronald E. Keener writing in the Chicago Business Ledger: "Ever so often along comes a book that isn't on the best-seller list, doesn't have a Madison Avenue publisher, but pulls no punches on its topic---it tells the truth.
ORDERING INFORMATION--The book can be best be ordered from the publisher by calling (in the USA) 802-767-3630.
By Howard Schwartz, New York University Press 1992. This book is a must for understanding how and why managers and corporations are becoming more narcissistic and abusive. It is an amazingly truthful book...a rarity and a must read.
Robert Lee and Gordon Wheeler editors. Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Series. This book contains the article "Shame and the Making of a Social Class System" by Philip Lichtenberg. Reading this article is a necessity for understanding how and why working people surrender their power to leaders who don't deserve it. This is another must read.