New book, "Corporate Ties," is out

The latest book by Ben Woods is out. Corporate Ties - Relocation, Recruitment, and Romance in the Workplace (Business gibberish included!) is loosely based on a true story about Ben's previous job experiences. The book is available directly from Ben as well as on Amazon. Also, be sure to "Like" the Corporate Ties Facebook page, where Ben frequently gives away free autographed copies!

Here's a synopsis of the book:

Jason Harris has found the perfect job as a web developer with a Fortune 500 financial subsidiary. He meets his cool and quirky coworkers and even scores a date with an Indian princess/database administrator.

This lasts all of eight days. Due to “organizational restructuring,” the parent company announces that all employees at Jason's location are being relocated to corporate headquarters in another state.

Each person mulls the idea of exchanging a laid-back, business casual dress environment for a cafeteria, a fitness center, and a strangling — by a necktie (corporate attire only, please) and organizational bureaucracy.

The men and women in suits arrive to document the documents, proactivate the buzzwords, and cage the project managers.

Is the job really worth it? And why exactly do people give up their independence to become company drones?