The Resource Company : a novel, Max Barry, (electronic resource)

Company : a novel, Max Barry, (electronic resource)

Label
Company : a novel
Title
Company
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Max Barry
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Language
eng
Summary
Nestled among Seattle's skyscrapers, The Zephyr Holdings Building is a bleak rectangle topped by an orange-and-black logo that gives no hint of Zephyr's business. Lack of clarity, it turns out, is Zephyr's defining characteristic. The floors are numbered in reverse. No one has ever seen the CEO or glimpsed his office on the first (i.e., top) floor. Yet every day people clip on their ID tags, file into the building, sit at their desks, and hope that they're not about to be outsourced.Stephen Jones, a young recruit with shoes so new they squeak, reports for his first day in the Training Sales Department and finds it gripped by a crisis involving the theft of a donut. In short order, the guilty party is identified and banished from the premises and Stephen is promoted from assistant to sales rep. He does his best to fit in with his fellow workers-among them a gorgeous receptionist who earns more than anyone else, and a sales rep who's so emotionally involved with her job that she uses relationship books as sales manuals-but Stephen is nagged by a feeling that the company is hiding something. Something that explains why when people are fired, they are never heard from again; why every manager has a copy of the Omega Management System; and, most of all, why nobody in the company knows what it does."Always entertaining, Dufris reads this story of corporate revolt with comic timing and tongue firmly planted in cheek, making it an ideal audiobook to enjoy on one's way to work." -AudioFile
Summary
On his first day of training, Stephen Jones, a young recruit, reports to the Zephyr Holding Building, where he finds a company defined by its lack of clarity, a building numbered in reverse, an invisible CEO, and a crisis over the theft of a donut, in a zany satire of corporate life
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technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10084163
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Max
Dewey number
813
Form of composition
not applicable
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
740
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by William Dufris
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dufris, William
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Young men
  • Corporations
  • Business ethics
  • Work environment
  • Corporate culture
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Company : a novel, Max Barry, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
Control code
MWT10755875
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781400122028
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10755875
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Company : a novel, Max Barry, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10755875
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400122028
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10755875
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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