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The Resource The Bob Watson : a novel, Greg Bardsley

The Bob Watson : a novel, Greg Bardsley

Label
The Bob Watson : a novel
Title
The Bob Watson
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Greg Bardsley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the author of Cash Out, a hilarious novel about one working stiff's day of hooky--reminiscent of Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Office Space--and the insanity that ensues. Rick Blanco walks out of meetings. He's a serial meeting ditcher. A walk-out artist. He's so good that no one seems to notice when he just gets up and walks out. A corporate illusionist of the covert kind, he learned his trade studying a former colleague, the master of meeting ditches, Bob Watson. Rick continues Bob's legacy, going for more frequent and longer ditches, building on the art with every boring corporate meeting. Now, Rick wants to pull off his most important Bob Watson yet--skipping out of work to see his young nephew before he moves with his parents to Argentina. But things soon get complicated. As Rick leaves the office, he's mistaken for the company's human resources executive Dick Rayborne, a man made famous in HR circles for creating the hot new labor practice of "consourcing"--like "outsourcing" but with convicted felons. Convinced that he is the scummy Dick Rayborne, two cons, and a granny they call Mama, force Rick into six hours of mayhem, complete with home break ins and emergency board of directors meetings. Along the way, Rick realizes he has the opportunity to pull off the most meaningful Bob Watson imaginable, and still give his nephew a hug goodbye.Refreshing, witty, and clever, The Bob Watson is a madcap tale of danger, adventure, and personal discovery."--
  • "Randy Crane walks out of meetings. He's a serial meeting ditcher. A walk-out artist. An underground pioneer of worker-bee liberty. And strangely enough, no one seems to notice that he just gets up and walks out. While he'd like to consider himself an illusionist, he learned everything from studying a former colleague, the master of meeting ditches, Bob Watson. Randy continues Bob's legacy, going for more frequent and longer ditches, building on the art with every boring corporate meeting. Now, Randy wants to pull off his most important Bob Watson yet--skipping out of work to see his young nephew before the boy moves with his parents to Argentina. But things get complicated very quickly. As Randy leaves the office, he's mistaken for the company's human resources executive Dick Rayborn, a man made famous in HR circles for creating the hot new labor practice of "consourcing"--like "outsourcing" but with cons. Convinced that he is the scummy Dick Rayborn, two cons, and a granny they call Mama, force Randy into six hours of mayhem, complete with home break ins and emergency board of directors meetings. Along the way, Randy realizes he has the opportunity to pull off the most meaningful Bob Watson imaginable, and still say goodbye to his nephew"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A77528
LC item number
B63 2016
Literary form
novels
Label
The Bob Watson : a novel, Greg Bardsley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn943698256
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780062304797
Lccn
2016016056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)943698256
Label
The Bob Watson : a novel, Greg Bardsley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn943698256
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780062304797
Lccn
2016016056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)943698256

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