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Just the Job!

A Light-Hearted Guide to Office Life for the Autistic Employee
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Smart casual? Close of play? Endless water-cooler discussions about the weather?
Non-autistic adults can behave in baffling ways - and never more so in the maze of unwritten social rules, jargon and ritual that is your average day at the office. Luckily, Maura and Debby (office code cracker extraordinaires) have gone undercover in 'typical' offices for decades to pull together the ultimate survival guide for the autistic employee.
Wickedly illustrated by Tim Stringer, this one-stop-shop gives guidance on everything from navigating sensory issues and asking for reasonable workplace adjustments to the appropriate etiquette of in-person and hybrid spaces and how to deal with instances of bullying and harassment. With translations of the bizarre idioms and acronyms of office-speak, as well advice on the baffling unspoken rules of an office social life - this is both a hilarious and highly practical guide to being happier and more successful at work.
  • Published: Jun 21 2024
  • Pages: 224
  • ISBN: 9781805012481
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Press Reviews

  • Michael Barton, Autistic TEDx speaker, author of It's Raining Cats and Dogs and A Different Kettle of Fish and data analyst.

    A thoroughly enjoyable and informative read! With superb insights and a humorous approach I will not hesitate to recommend this to anyone - autistic or neurotypical!
  • Bianca Toeps, author of Author of But You Don’t Look Autistic At All and This Autistic Girl Went to Japan

    Very helpful in navigating office life as an autistic person. Weird jargon, dress codes, coffee machine etiquette and what (not) to say about Janet-from-accounting's new haircut? Maura and Debby have got you covered!
  • Professor Tony Attwood

    When starting a job in an office, an autistic person can feel as though they have entered an alternative world. This insightful and humorous guide provides a rationale for office customs and translates the idiosyncratic terms. It is only through the eyes of autism that you really appreciate the culture and expectations of working in an office. This is essential reading for an autistic person considering or starting work in an office.
  • Dr Luke Beardon, Senior Lecturer in Autism

    What a treasure this book is, delightfully witty and charming with a richness and depth to the narrative that provides useful guidance to anyone interested in learning about autism, the office environment, or - importantly - the combination of the two.