Okay--okay... before we go any further here
us just say right upfront, especially for
any deranged goofballs or aspiring "Disgruntled Postal Employees of the
Month" out there hoping for:
ABOUT THE BOOK AND WEBSITE
The idea for OFF THE BOSS was first hatched some years ago by motion picture and TV writer/producers Tom Greene and Jonathan Torp when they ran a successful television and commercial production company aptly called The Runamuk Company.
At a very young age they were confronted
with a constant parade of employees who would march into their offices
with the usual complaints, gripes, grievances, and pissy whining typical
of any busy company chock full of a plethora of sensitive creative types.
Greene and Torp found themselves spending more time leading virtual
group therapy sessions than in production meetings!
A few years later when Greene himself began producing motion pictures
and television shows, he found himself in a similar situation. All productions
needs literally hundreds of people to make it work
and as producer,
Greene had to oversee all THEIR daily complaints, grumblings,
grievances, jeremiads and general whining
along with another even
more volatile animal
big name, over paid ACTORS!
When Torp, who came onboard some of Greenes television
shows as a staff writer and story editor, and thus was technically his
ALSO began to grumble
they both realize they had
something here. A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE of grumbling
a common ground
between all people, no matter what race, creed, religion or Taco Bell
you worked in. There had to be a way that the same advice they were
giving to their grumbling masses, could be passed along to the worlds
Thus: OFF THE BOSS: A SURVIVAL MANUAL was born!
Greene and Torp decided to let the world in on some of their secrets of misguided job priorities with special emphasis on how to pop the bosss over-inflated balloon. They both went to work going over tons of letters, papers, death threats and tuna fish stained suicide notes to create their Bible to Boss Offing.
While Greene and Torp began to write the book, Torp, who is also a successful,
award-winning graphic and web designer went to work designing both the
book and the website
and the rest is history.
Without fanfare, in 1998, the website went online and proved to be an
immediate hit and welcome escape for the worlds boss-bashed masses.
Within a year, the site had garnered dozens of awards, and the book
was selling very briskly, not just too helpless employees, but oddly
enough, to bosses as well. They've discovered that giving copies
of the book to their workers proves that they not only have a sense
of humor, but is actually a great safeguard against getting tarred and
feathered at the company picnic!
The site and book have been featured on numerous TV and Radio shows, has been written up
in websites and newspapers throughout the world, and is already creating several
Among the "spin-offings" is a TV show, wherein Employees will compete for the chance of telling off their boss on nationwide television; a syndicated Off The Boss advice column; and specially designed Off The Boss corporate seminars, just perfect for Corporate Elite Retreats, or special human resource meetings in which we use our Off The Boss expertise to teach employees and boss how to communicate with each other without getting out the dueling pistols and how, as individuals, to keep themselves from creating all those demons and monsters off Boss-dom that sap their energy and dominate their lives both at and away from work.
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