Many people have had a terrible boss at one point in their career. Some of them maybe gave serious consideration on how to settle the score.
Business coaches often recommend putting awful employment experiences onto paper and whole heartily telling off their former abusers. The key, then being, to rip it up.
Author Ray D. Martin offers a potentially even more liberating solution to irate employees that are searching for closure, peace and forgiveness. They will write a book about someone’s horrible work experiences. That’s right. With Ray’s help a disheveled employee-or more likely former employee, can now put all the juicy details of the backstabbing, unjust favoritism, condescending behavior, leadership by fear mentality and company shenanigans into a well-written and entertaining piece of literature.
The first book in their new series Going In A Different Direction recently went live on Amazon, Kindle and ibooks as well as on many other publishing platforms. The book takes the reader on the journey of a middle aged husband and father of two whose new managers hatched a diabolical scheme attempting to destroy his career and those of many others. The main character learns of the scheme and takes extreme measures to protect his ability to provide for his family and save his reputation.
Martin used the client’s “cathartic letter” as a basis for the story. Then the team worked meticulously to transform it into a manuscript ready for publication. Martin’s team was careful to change the industry, names, places and other facts to protect the identity of those involved. The author stated they have received multiple inquiries from companies saying they enjoyed the book, but wanted to make certain none of their managers were one of the antagonists in the story.
Martin states “The intent is to help our client’s heal and have a little fun, not publicly embarrass poor leadership.” Martin further stated they do have a client insisting that no changes to the facts are made and intends to publish the work as a true story. “This client has good connections in Hollywood. The story is fascinating and the screenplay probably isn’t too far away. I expect there are some mean-spirited managers laying awake at night wondering if they will be the subject of the next book or shorty story.”
Martin offers this advice to bad bosses everywhere. “If you don’t want an employee airing your company’s dirty laundry in a book or turning it into original content for streaming services, don’t give them a reason to. Your employees are your number one asset and should be treated as such.”