Ruby Allure's Books

Ruby Allure's Books
Ruby Allure's Books

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Do You Have One Of These In Your Office? The Office Temp...

The Office Zoo: A Field Guide to Office Animal Observation

The Office Temp.

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Usually a singer, an actor, a musician, a photographer or something a little bit alternative. They are just doing this dull office job for a short time because there is a bigger goal a-foot. They might be setting up their own business or studying for a part-time degree. The thing is they do not work their arses off because there is no point. They have a bigger plan and a bigger picture and they are aware that if the company wants to get rid of them they can be kicked out with a week’s notice. Since that is the case then why push your limits for a job that does not care about you? In the end they opt to have a bit of fun, do a bit of work and spend time dreaming about what they really want to do.
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The true Office Temp provides a little bit of sparkle and individuality to the office. Generally, they don't wear office attire, there will be something a little bit individual in how they present themselves. It could be the beads, their hairstyle or a rebellious cardigan. Of course, they believe they are going to make their millions when they go to London.  Alternatively, they are saving to go on a huge world travel. They spend their six-month contract dreaming and talking about what they are going to do. The funny thing is that all that study, that bigger picture can be dropped when they get used to earning good money. That money becomes a ball and chain and many decide to accept permanent positions because they have been corporately moulded and institutionalised. The amount of times I hear people say ‘well I came into temp for six months and I am still here twenty years later!’ 
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In truth, some make the break. Others go to another office and temp some more. They will make it big next time…

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Learning: keep your dream, work towards your dream and accept your reality at the same time. Office work provides entertainment, cash and some random people you would never choose to sit on a bus next to but you have to make an effort with inside the ‘institution.’



OFFICE ZOO LINK TO AMAZON.COM Link: Office Zoo: A Field Guide to Office Animal Observation

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Money Farm
I thought I may as well add the most recent Money Farm review... Love it!

on July 13, 2015
Gillian’s world is turned upside down when she is unexpectedly ‘released’ from her job. Her government funding is revoked after the board decides they did not like a paper she wrote on ‘Reactants, resistance, reflexivity and reversal in times of financial and social hardship.’

All of a suddenly her secure life has gone. What will she do? All around her people are getting into debt, being encouraged to spend more than they have, buy things they don’t need. Possessions are everything, all that matters. Why? How had the world gotten into this state, and why didn’t the powers that be want to hear what she had to say?

Not taking her redundancy laying down Gillian’s resolve hardens as she actively strives to understand the financial system and money handling. Living on her savings whilst looking for a job, she soon discovers that it won’t be long before she is homeless.

But what about M.O.N.E.Y? The people who work for M.O.N.E.Y live at the Money Farm, which was a series of huge walled islands, linked by bridges, which has been in existence for over 200 years. Gillian becomes obsessed with the M.O.N.E.Y concept. Who are these people, how are they chosen? M.O.N.E.Y is totally self-sufficient, secretive, she has to know more.

How do you become part of M.O.N.E.Y, this amazing organisation whose employees themselves are intriguing?

Then, one day she follows a M.O.N.E.Y employee out of a shop and asks the man the leading question “How do I become one of you?”

This simple question, and his reply changes her life forever.

As she trains and is inducted into the world of M.O.N.E.Y, Gillian soon discovers that she has in fact been chosen. Her militant nature and questioning attitude allows her to think outside the box. However, I wondered, as the story progressed, did M.O.N.E.Y have any idea of what her impact would be?

This was a fascinating book, deep and very thought provoking, it made you wonder…

I will certainly be looking out for more very interesting books by this talented author.


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