Avoiding The Hatchet Man

Avoiding The Hatchet Man

by Patrick Connor


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With unemployment at its highest in decades, employees are in need of an ally. Avoiding the Hatchet Man fills this role by offering simple but proven techniques to help employees save their jobs. For those who already are unemployed, road maps designed to identify and assist in obtaining what is rightfully theirs and to guide them in making smart health benefits decisions are provided.

Written by the guy known as the "Hatchet Man" for orchestrating job eliminations across the board in all sectors for more than two decades, author Patrick Connor reveals inside information that will empower employees to regain control of their destiny in the work environment. By giving you the full scoop, you will learn how modifying everyday interactions with your manager can strengthen your job security and, in the event you're unemployed, how you can protect yourself from company exploitation.

Avoiding the Hatchet Man evens the field with real-life examples of employees who played the game correctly to stay employed. It also helps you understand what others did wrong who didn't fare as well and found themselves in the surreal world of unemployment. The book encompasses the author's consulting experiences that were gathered from private, public, governmental and non-profit organizations in the professional, service, manufacturing and retail industries. This is one book that belongs on everyone's shelf, especially in today's teeter-tottering economy.

Patrick Connor is a corporate/business attorney in private practice in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Publisher's website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/AvoidingTheHatchetMan.html

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609110444
Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 02/14/2010
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I read this book, I found myself fluctuating between the employee and employer viewpoints, having been on both sides of the game. I wish I had the insight this book provided before I was laid off from my corporate job after sixteen years. There are several points outlined in the book that I should have followed, but didn't, due to the overwhelming reality of being unemployed. Now, several years later, as an employer, this book has helped me see through the eyes of an employee again in remembering what is important to my employees -- as well as the importance of maintaining crisp and concise guidelines from a business perspective. This is a well written and meaningful book that is very relevant in today's unpredicable work climate.
Patrick_Connor More than 1 year ago
As a former Hatchet Man, I'm frequently asked employment questions by friends and family. This conversation comes up at parties, school parking lots, my kids' sporting events (well you get the idea). With that in mind, I wrote this book for those who need guidance but have no one knowledgeable to ask. In so doing, I stress what you need to know, add some true stories, but leave out the boring legalese. As the author, I welcome your review of the book and hope I accomplish my goal of providing solid information in an entertaining format.
Magee146 More than 1 year ago
Wow! This is some book. It's a map drawn by the terminator himself. It's a how to do book that shows how ones job, and even that of his or her manager, might be saved during the slaughter of mass terminations. Don't pass it up when the awful rumors start flying at your company. Edward Helgesen, May 19, 2010
Rick5550 More than 1 year ago
After his You Tube Videos caught my eye, I thought I get the book. Great advice. Entertaining stories. Like the authors says things are more predictable then we would think when companies struggle. Unless he was a fly on my office wall, that statement is true because the book explained my work situation to the tee. The book answered questions I has and many others I should of had.