Book: Judas Times Seven by Brian Beecher
categories: Book, Workplace Fairness, Office Politics, Political Correctness, Sinister Plot, Office Attractions, Greed, Betrayal, Jealousy, Reality Fiction
Brian Beecher about this book: JUDAS TIMES SEVEN is a story of greed, betrayal and jealousy set in the modern workplace where office politics and political correctness trump reason; where petty jealousies can and often do lead to real-world consequences. This is a story that should be challenging to anyone concerned with restoring a sense of fairness to the workplace. It is all about political correctness and kissing up to whomever in today's workplace, with all too negative consequences if you try to kiss up to the wrong person. In the story Bruce, the male lead, develops an attraction for Janice, his lead person on the job and story's female lead. When he comes clean about this, a cadre of seven people led by one with a penchant for being a ladies' man set about to plot his ouster, hence the book's title.
My goal for this book of what I like to call reality fiction is to highlight the fact that most workers today are going through a stressful period enhanced not only by outsourcing trends but by infighting within organizations, which is manifested by the focus on politics and political correctness and lack of worker representation. If we would do more to promote fairness in the workplace we might find that the pressure would begin to lift.
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