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The Resource This could hurt, by Jillian Medoff

This could hurt, by Jillian Medoff

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This could hurt
Title
This could hurt
Statement of responsibility
by Jillian Medoff
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A funny and deeply felt novel that illuminates the pivotal role of work in our liveśa riveting fusion of The Nest, Up in the Air, and Then We Came to the End that captures the emotional complexities of five HR colleagues trying to balance ambition, hope, and fear as their small company is buffeted by economic forces that threaten to upend them. Rosa Guerrero beat the odds as she rose to the top of the corporate world. An attractive woman of a certain age, the longtime chief of human resources at Ellery Consumer Research is still a formidable presence, even if her most vital days are behind her. A leader who wields power with grace and discretion, she has earned the devotion and loyalty of her staff. No one admires Rosa more than her doting lieutenant Leo Smalls, a benefits vice president whose whole world is Ellery. While Rosa is consumed with trying to address the needs of her staff within the ever-constricting limits of the companýs bottom line, her associate director, Rob Hirsch, a middle-aged, happily married father of two, finds himself drawing closer to his "work wife," Lucy Bender, an enterprising single woman searching for somethinǵa romance, a promotiońto fill the vacuum in her personal life. For Kenny Verville, a senior manager with an MBA, Ellery is a temporary stepping-stone to bigger and better placeśthat is, if his high-powered wife has her way. Compelling, flawed, and heartbreakingly human, these men and women scheme, fall in and out of love, and nurture dreams big and small. As their individual circumstances shift, one thing remains constant́Rosa, the sun around whom they all orbit. When her world begins to crumble, the implications for everyone are profound, and Leo, Rob, Lucy, and Kenny find themselves changed in ways beyond their reckoning. Jillian Medoff explores the inner workings of an American company in all its brilliant, insane, comforting, and terrifying glory. Authentic, razor-sharp, and achingly funny, This Could Hurt is a novel about work, loneliness, love, and loyalty; about sudden reversals and unexpected windfalls; a novel about life
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DLC
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large print reviewers' choice
Label
This could hurt, by Jillian Medoff
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm92175355
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
597 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432852689
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018008967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
This could hurt, by Jillian Medoff
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
sky2ocm92175355
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
597 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432852689
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018008967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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