And he was afraid of some of them. Now, I don't know anything about doing a kid's birthday party. They didn't ask about that at the interview. They asked if I had a drivers' licence, they asked about my hobbies, and they were very impressed with the fact that I was university-educated. But I hadnt taken Birthday Parties I hadnt even taken Child Psych.
I had taken Criminal Psych. So if Todd, or Jenny, had had a criminal record, that I would've been able to handle And I d taken Abnormal Psych. Which, actually, turned out to be oh never mind. I did, however, bake him a birthday cake. Turned out I invented a pudding-in-the-middle cake. Where was Steve when I needed him? Anyway, the boys wanted to play cops and robbers or cowboys and indians or missionaries and natives, but whenever I hear gunshot sounds, I imagine people dying.
So I said no and suggested they listen to a piano concert instead. My Bach needed work. Well, no one but Todd wanted to do that. So I kept the birthday boy happy, oddly enough, by playing each bar of Bach's second Prelude over and over The other boys went swimming and, apparently, two of them drowned. Hilarious at first, but got a little old and just plain bitter-sounding after a while.
For the most part, the story flowed along quickly and somewhat hysterically, but some parts seemed more drawn-out, leaving me ready for a change in scenery. Luckily, I never had to wait long for a new chapter, and I was soon delving into a totally different experience. Altogether, a funny, quirky read, good for anyone who is up for a quick escape into someone else's hilarious misery. Dec 09, Shelleyrae at Book'd Out rated it liked it. Brett Laramie has a problem with keeping a job.
Most people settle into a career and do their best to keep it, Brett well, not so much. Even with double degrees she rarely last more than a few weeks in any position. Her lack of people skills doomed her attempts at as a Crisis Hotline Operator, a waitress and a Halfway house supervisor. Her general dislike of children meant that a career as a Nanny or substitute teacher was never going to take off. But it's Brett's disdain for authority that guar Brett Laramie has a problem with keeping a job. But it's Brett's disdain for authority that guarantees trouble in almost every workplace.
You have to admire her contempt for beauracracy and petty rules that we all chafe against in our jobs.
The stories are told in an informal conversational style and mostly for deliberate comic effect. There are some giggles to be had and Richards displays a good sense of comic timing. Sometimes the humor slides into questionable taste drowning children is not my idea of natural selection. There are also some rather bitter diatribes in amongst the stories, particularly about men, that made me cringe once or twice.
This Will Not Look Good on My Resume is a light and amusing novel that would work equaly as well as a stand up comedy routine. If you are looking for a giggle and hate your job this book is sure to please. I have a rule that it isn't enough to not like a book just because I don't like the main character.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 25, Mayara Arend rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rachelle rated it liked it Jan 19, You can spend days in the Louvre. They obviously forgot about men. I don't think I need to read any further to see how many more ways she can fit in how stupid, shallow, slow witted, sexist, and piggish men can be.
So I had to think a while about why I didn't like this book, and I think it's mainly because the unlikable character is only ever shown in one very specific light without any range at all. I suppose this fits with the whole point of the book these are all the jobs I got fired from , but after about the fifth story, I realized the character wasn't going to do anything beyond provoke and flee, so I I have a rule that it isn't enough to not like a book just because I don't like the main character. I suppose this fits with the whole point of the book these are all the jobs I got fired from , but after about the fifth story, I realized the character wasn't going to do anything beyond provoke and flee, so I lost interest.
It also brought up questions humourous writing, and I guess this really gets into personal taste.
I find this with short stories sometimes - an abrupt or "surprising" twist thrown in at the end just left to linger, and I don't really get it. May 28, Angela Holtz rated it liked it.
This book really made me laugh when I started it. I mean really laugh. It is a funny, sharp and witty story. However I eventually started getting tired of the heavy feminist angle. Constantly putting down men and also going further and putting down children and women who have them. Still it was full of very funny parts.
This book is loaded with jokes and even a good point here and there. I really liked the point when she was working with mental patients. Why do they put mentally disabled with men This book really made me laugh when I started it. Why do they put mentally disabled with mentally disturbed patients, it's like making "Corky room with Hitler. I think I just got burnt.
I'm not done with it yet, but I am not going to delete. I will pick it up when I need a laugh. Feb 19, Francine rated it really liked it. Who comes up with this crap and am I the only one who thinks it's crap? This is what I thought I was alone in thinking until this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a laugh, especially those stuck in jobs where you may like the work but hate the co-workers! May 21, Theda rated it it was ok. Well, like so many others I had some fun as I started the book. Maybe for the first 2 chapters. After that I hard times even finishing the whole thing. Unscrupulous, plain mean, offensive, inconsiderate that's how see the main person or author. This is not how I know the people in Canada or any other country for that matter. I don't know how a single person ever could be this disgusting or who ever could enjoy reading about this.
Can't recommend at all. Feb 21, Rhonda rated it liked it. I laughed a lot, but could not believe how mean to others she was. I felt quilty laughing at the people and situations she was in.
"Ya made me snort root beer out my nose!" - Moriah Jovan, The Proviso " Wonderful read, funny, sarcastic. Loved it!" - Charlie, Smashwords "Let me just say I. Editorial Reviews. Review. Ya made me snort root beer out my nose! Moriah Jovan, The This Will Not Look Good on My Resume by [Richards, Jass].
I was given the ebook of the book. Jun 01, Christa rated it liked it Shelves: Okay, this one was tough to rate. Then it went from funny, to awkward, to rather offensive which is really something, coming from me. Then came the last chapter, about the dogs. I loved that part. So I got my rating by rating the different chapters and then averaging them.
Nov 11, Charlie rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was great. Brett Laramie has just about every job you can think of The way this book is done, you really feel like you are there, or Wonderful read, funny, sarcastic. Lorene Clark rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Julius Butcher rated it really liked it Mar 04, Debra Norris rated it did not like it Jul 18, Jerrold Wharton rated it did not like it Nov 13, Elton rated it did not like it Aug 17, Denise Anderson rated it liked it Sep 17, Dave Colstti rated it really liked it Nov 26, George Bounacos rated it liked it Oct 29, Rachelle rated it liked it Jan 19, Timberly rated it really liked it Dec 27, Kim rated it it was amazing Dec 19, Leann rated it liked it Sep 24, Wannabe rated it did not like it Mar 10, Brandi rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Xanthia rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Vicki Lohnes rated it it was amazing Sep 29, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Jass Richards has an M. Now she's more of a sprawled-on-the-couch comic.