In Office Hours

In Office Hours✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ In Office Hours By Lucy Kellaway ✸ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk In Office Hours is the story of Stella and Bella, two intelligent working women who each fall for impossible lovers at work Kellaway s keen observations on the way in which affairs move from state to In Office Hours is the story of Stella and Bella, two intelligent working women who each fall for impossible lovers at work Kellaway s keen observations In Office Epub / on the way in which affairs move from state to state are a sort of masterclass in office love, bringing to life both the excitement of illicit romance and the ridiculousness of business behavior and language with a sharp sense of humor In Office Hours is intelligent, funny, moving and agonizing, but it s also so painfully reconizable to any woman who has ever worked in an office or ever been in love Kellaway hits a real nerve with her depictions of how people come to get into the emotional messes that we do and then how very difficult it is to get out again. so I already fake reviewed this book, but now I m going to real review it, what that means is I m going to bitch about my life first then insult the book so I read this over the weekend Oh is that the same weekend you got hit by a car thanks for asking why yes it is So friday a block from work I get hit by a car, I still go to work and I work all day I m in some pretty bad pain but 2 of the three people that teach in the other room didn t show up and the ones that did insist on working lik so I already fake reviewed this book, but now I m going to real review it, what that means is I m going to bitch about my life first then insult the book so I read this over the weekend Oh is that the same weekend you got hit by a car thanks for asking why yes it is So friday a block from work I get hit by a car, I still go to work and I work all day I m in some pretty bad pain but 2 of the three people that teach in the other room didn t show up and the ones that did insist on working like 3 hour shifts leaving my AWESOMIST assistant to teach in that room with the one person left over So anyway I work all day in sort of a daze and definitely don t meet my usual potential seeing as I can t really stand up so I call my other job HI KAREN and tell a manager that I don t think I can come in so I stay home saturday and sunday I leave once saturday to go to a movie and almost die from the pain and while I m in bed for two days I do a few things I watch tv and I read this book this book was not worth getting hit by a car this book was just barely worth turning he tv off and was mildly better than final destination 5 but not as entertaining I saw IN OFFICE HOURS being heavily advertised on the Tube during a recent trip to London and, being the author of an office based, relationship focused novel myself, felt compelled to pick it up Based on the British paperback cover design, I expected it might be something of a chick lit romp in which the topic marital infidelity was dealt with lightly, played for laughs, and or presented as something easily forgiven either by the characters involved or, at least by the reader who is privy I saw IN OFFICE HOURS being heavily advertised on the Tube during a recent trip to London and, being the author of an office based, relationship focused novel myself, felt compelled to pick it up Based on the British paperback cover design, I expected it might be something of a chick lit romp in which the topic marital infidelity was dealt with lightly, played for laughs, and or presented as something easily forgiven either by the characters involved or, at least by the reader who is privy to the whole story about why the characters do what they do Yes, there s plenty of romping But it s certainly not lightweight In fact, it s easy to see why this novel might divide people Especially those who come to it with the wrong kind of expectations, or simply don t know what to expect So what is IN OFFICE HOURS and should you read it From a plot perspective, it s a relatively straightforward telling of two mirror image affairs between high level executives and younger employees at the same energy company In one case the boss figure is a man, in the other a woman and vice versa The tale is told from the perspectives of the two female characters Bella, a working single mum, and Stella, a fast track executive playing an increasingly visible role in a highly scrutinized industry Yes, you should definitely read it BUT ONLY if you want to get up a close up view of the way rationalizations give way to madness, and lies turn into mayhem for characters who are blinded by passion and willing to put careers and family lives at stake in the process FT columnist Lucy Kellaway traces the course of these two illicit, emotional rollercoaster relationships with reporter like precision It s not a novel for those looking for hearts and flowers But a great read for those who can stomach cruelty and thorns Horrible people in horrible relationships. My thoughts This book is a Romance..kinda chick lit, but not a romance in the sense of the bodice ripping mass market books you see at the grocery store The romance is the main focus in the book, even though it gives the appearance of being chick lit However, it s not a very light hearted book in fact I found myself crying a few times throughout the pages I really couldn t put this book down I started reading the book here and there whenever I had time to read a few pages, but once I hit p My thoughts This book is a Romance..kinda chick lit, but not a romance in the sense of the bodice ripping mass market books you see at the grocery store The romance is the main focus in the book, even though it gives the appearance of being chick lit However, it s not a very light hearted book in fact I found myself crying a few times throughout the pages I really couldn t put this book down I started reading the book here and there whenever I had time to read a few pages, but once I hit page 50 I sat down and finished the rest of the 300 pages in one sitting It was SO great, I had to find out what was going to happen with Bella and Stella Although I knew when I started the book that there couldn t possibly be a happy ending for both of the main characters Stella and Bella , I still was wishing the entire book that they could all live happily ever after Stella married starts an affair with her much younger unmarried intern Rhys , meanwhile Bella Single Mom becomes entangled with James married her much older boss You know you love all the parentheses The book isn t overtly sexual, however since this a book about extra marital affairs, there are quite a few sex scenes One of the most interesting ones, involves the Board Room Table ooo la la The focus of the book wasn t really at all about the sex, it wasabout the emotion that the characters married or not felt for each other The book was very realistic and captured the emotions of the two women incredibly well I was heartbroken, ecstatic, in love and obsessed right along with the two women.There were a lot of beautiful quotations throughout the book about love Little things that Bella or Stella would say about their relationships really stuck with me.I wish I could elaborate on a specific part of the bookbecause it really got to me, but I don t want to give away any major plot points Let s just say it was really interesting to see the difference between the treatment of men and women in the workplace regarding their affairs The ending was not at all what I thought it would be, but it was still a strong solid ending I absolutely loved this book I immediately texted my best friend when I was through to let her know that she HAD to read this book RIGHT NOW Judge a Book By It s Cover Looks really chick lit ish The cover doesn t really depict the emotionally driven novel It is cute though This is really the stories of two women, Stella, married to a successful documentary filmmaker, with children, middle aged and at the top of her game, and Bella, a young, single mother, doomed to be an assistant at the bottom rung of the success ladder They both work for a major British Energy Company They are both foolish women.Stella embarks in an affair with a much younger assistant, leading to a bad end Bella embarks in an affair with her boss, never a good idea It made me wonder what th This is really the stories of two women, Stella, married to a successful documentary filmmaker, with children, middle aged and at the top of her game, and Bella, a young, single mother, doomed to be an assistant at the bottom rung of the success ladder They both work for a major British Energy Company They are both foolish women.Stella embarks in an affair with a much younger assistant, leading to a bad end Bella embarks in an affair with her boss, never a good idea It made me wonder what the heck was wrong with these gals Do they not read Do they not watch movies Do they want drama and heartbreak Things for both women start out fun and exciting, but quickly, the bloom is off the rose, as things go downhill Dating a married man is never a good idea, and dating your employee can get you into hotter water than you can imagine I am not sure about the laws in England, but here you are asking for it.Stella was blinded by flattery, and attention Bella thought she was finally being recognized, and saw a way out of poverty for herself and her daughter I can see the excitement for both of them, but it seemed unrealistic to imagine it in real life.As the downward spiral began for both Stella and Bella, I just wanted to slap them both.I read a review just yesterday, that said it was a biting, funny look at business life I am sad to say, I did not find it funny or biting I thought it was just sad And the Stella Bella thing just bugged me Unfortunately, I won t be recommending this one I did not hate it, but it was not my cup of tea at all If you think you might be interested, check out some other reviews, and take your chances I picked this book up because it said on the front a funny and moving tale of two affairs well it isn t funny More plaudits on the back comic novel, funny, etc etc that obviously aren t about this book and that annoys me.Bella and Stella I think we get the link between the two female leads without having the point hammered home by the similarity in the names It took me a while to remember who was who.It was compulsive reading in an uncomfortable sort of way Affairs are never easy I picked this book up because it said on the front a funny and moving tale of two affairs well it isn t funny More plaudits on the back comic novel, funny, etc etc that obviously aren t about this book and that annoys me.Bella and Stella I think we get the link between the two female leads without having the point hammered home by the similarity in the names It took me a while to remember who was who.It was compulsive reading in an uncomfortable sort of way Affairs are never easy things and for the four involved in this story they weren t easy at all The reader is pulled skilfully into the mire that is their lives but the women just annoyed me I wanted to feel sympathy but I couldn t Maybe because I have never had an affair and wouldn t I liked the detail on office politics I could easily see all this happening Though I did feel Rhys seemed to change character He started off a bolshy cunning bloke and somehow lost the plot If this was down to his affair I don t know as we never hear from his POV.If you like angsty novels from a female POV and a lot about affairs and office politics you might like this I sort of did but I d like to have found the characters a bit less repellent what a waste of time. What a waste of time Both characters, Stella and Bella, were most unlikeable human beings as were their lovers At first I wanted to scold them Then shake them And finally I wanted to slap some sense into the women Falling for your employee or boss and then whining about the trials and tribulations of said relationships is stupid beyond belief At the end, I m still not clear about whether or not the author actually meant for readers to feel this way or if she was trying for our sympathy If What a waste of time Both characters, Stella and Bella, were most unlikeable human beings as were their lovers At first I wanted to scold them Then shake them And finally I wanted to slap some sense into the women Falling for your employee or boss and then whining about the trials and tribulations of said relationships is stupid beyond belief At the end, I m still not clear about whether or not the author actually meant for readers to feel this way or if she was trying for our sympathy If the latter, she failed miserably Cannot recommend this book to anyone for any reason at any time Juxtaposition of 2 different affairs at work, both from the point of view of the women involved. Easy to read, funny and well observed.

In Office Hours PDF Ú In Office  Epub /
    In Office Hours PDF Ú In Office Epub / also so painfully reconizable to any woman who has ever worked in an office or ever been in love Kellaway hits a real nerve with her depictions of how people come to get into the emotional messes that we do and then how very difficult it is to get out again. so I already fake reviewed this book, but now I m going to real review it, what that means is I m going to bitch about my life first then insult the book so I read this over the weekend Oh is that the same weekend you got hit by a car thanks for asking why yes it is So friday a block from work I get hit by a car, I still go to work and I work all day I m in some pretty bad pain but 2 of the three people that teach in the other room didn t show up and the ones that did insist on working lik so I already fake reviewed this book, but now I m going to real review it, what that means is I m going to bitch about my life first then insult the book so I read this over the weekend Oh is that the same weekend you got hit by a car thanks for asking why yes it is So friday a block from work I get hit by a car, I still go to work and I work all day I m in some pretty bad pain but 2 of the three people that teach in the other room didn t show up and the ones that did insist on working like 3 hour shifts leaving my AWESOMIST assistant to teach in that room with the one person left over So anyway I work all day in sort of a daze and definitely don t meet my usual potential seeing as I can t really stand up so I call my other job HI KAREN and tell a manager that I don t think I can come in so I stay home saturday and sunday I leave once saturday to go to a movie and almost die from the pain and while I m in bed for two days I do a few things I watch tv and I read this book this book was not worth getting hit by a car this book was just barely worth turning he tv off and was mildly better than final destination 5 but not as entertaining I saw IN OFFICE HOURS being heavily advertised on the Tube during a recent trip to London and, being the author of an office based, relationship focused novel myself, felt compelled to pick it up Based on the British paperback cover design, I expected it might be something of a chick lit romp in which the topic marital infidelity was dealt with lightly, played for laughs, and or presented as something easily forgiven either by the characters involved or, at least by the reader who is privy I saw IN OFFICE HOURS being heavily advertised on the Tube during a recent trip to London and, being the author of an office based, relationship focused novel myself, felt compelled to pick it up Based on the British paperback cover design, I expected it might be something of a chick lit romp in which the topic marital infidelity was dealt with lightly, played for laughs, and or presented as something easily forgiven either by the characters involved or, at least by the reader who is privy to the whole story about why the characters do what they do Yes, there s plenty of romping But it s certainly not lightweight In fact, it s easy to see why this novel might divide people Especially those who come to it with the wrong kind of expectations, or simply don t know what to expect So what is IN OFFICE HOURS and should you read it From a plot perspective, it s a relatively straightforward telling of two mirror image affairs between high level executives and younger employees at the same energy company In one case the boss figure is a man, in the other a woman and vice versa The tale is told from the perspectives of the two female characters Bella, a working single mum, and Stella, a fast track executive playing an increasingly visible role in a highly scrutinized industry Yes, you should definitely read it BUT ONLY if you want to get up a close up view of the way rationalizations give way to madness, and lies turn into mayhem for characters who are blinded by passion and willing to put careers and family lives at stake in the process FT columnist Lucy Kellaway traces the course of these two illicit, emotional rollercoaster relationships with reporter like precision It s not a novel for those looking for hearts and flowers But a great read for those who can stomach cruelty and thorns Horrible people in horrible relationships. My thoughts This book is a Romance..kinda chick lit, but not a romance in the sense of the bodice ripping mass market books you see at the grocery store The romance is the main focus in the book, even though it gives the appearance of being chick lit However, it s not a very light hearted book in fact I found myself crying a few times throughout the pages I really couldn t put this book down I started reading the book here and there whenever I had time to read a few pages, but once I hit p My thoughts This book is a Romance..kinda chick lit, but not a romance in the sense of the bodice ripping mass market books you see at the grocery store The romance is the main focus in the book, even though it gives the appearance of being chick lit However, it s not a very light hearted book in fact I found myself crying a few times throughout the pages I really couldn t put this book down I started reading the book here and there whenever I had time to read a few pages, but once I hit page 50 I sat down and finished the rest of the 300 pages in one sitting It was SO great, I had to find out what was going to happen with Bella and Stella Although I knew when I started the book that there couldn t possibly be a happy ending for both of the main characters Stella and Bella , I still was wishing the entire book that they could all live happily ever after Stella married starts an affair with her much younger unmarried intern Rhys , meanwhile Bella Single Mom becomes entangled with James married her much older boss You know you love all the parentheses The book isn t overtly sexual, however since this a book about extra marital affairs, there are quite a few sex scenes One of the most interesting ones, involves the Board Room Table ooo la la The focus of the book wasn t really at all about the sex, it wasabout the emotion that the characters married or not felt for each other The book was very realistic and captured the emotions of the two women incredibly well I was heartbroken, ecstatic, in love and obsessed right along with the two women.There were a lot of beautiful quotations throughout the book about love Little things that Bella or Stella would say about their relationships really stuck with me.I wish I could elaborate on a specific part of the bookbecause it really got to me, but I don t want to give away any major plot points Let s just say it was really interesting to see the difference between the treatment of men and women in the workplace regarding their affairs The ending was not at all what I thought it would be, but it was still a strong solid ending I absolutely loved this book I immediately texted my best friend when I was through to let her know that she HAD to read this book RIGHT NOW Judge a Book By It s Cover Looks really chick lit ish The cover doesn t really depict the emotionally driven novel It is cute though This is really the stories of two women, Stella, married to a successful documentary filmmaker, with children, middle aged and at the top of her game, and Bella, a young, single mother, doomed to be an assistant at the bottom rung of the success ladder They both work for a major British Energy Company They are both foolish women.Stella embarks in an affair with a much younger assistant, leading to a bad end Bella embarks in an affair with her boss, never a good idea It made me wonder what th This is really the stories of two women, Stella, married to a successful documentary filmmaker, with children, middle aged and at the top of her game, and Bella, a young, single mother, doomed to be an assistant at the bottom rung of the success ladder They both work for a major British Energy Company They are both foolish women.Stella embarks in an affair with a much younger assistant, leading to a bad end Bella embarks in an affair with her boss, never a good idea It made me wonder what the heck was wrong with these gals Do they not read Do they not watch movies Do they want drama and heartbreak Things for both women start out fun and exciting, but quickly, the bloom is off the rose, as things go downhill Dating a married man is never a good idea, and dating your employee can get you into hotter water than you can imagine I am not sure about the laws in England, but here you are asking for it.Stella was blinded by flattery, and attention Bella thought she was finally being recognized, and saw a way out of poverty for herself and her daughter I can see the excitement for both of them, but it seemed unrealistic to imagine it in real life.As the downward spiral began for both Stella and Bella, I just wanted to slap them both.I read a review just yesterday, that said it was a biting, funny look at business life I am sad to say, I did not find it funny or biting I thought it was just sad And the Stella Bella thing just bugged me Unfortunately, I won t be recommending this one I did not hate it, but it was not my cup of tea at all If you think you might be interested, check out some other reviews, and take your chances I picked this book up because it said on the front a funny and moving tale of two affairs well it isn t funny More plaudits on the back comic novel, funny, etc etc that obviously aren t about this book and that annoys me.Bella and Stella I think we get the link between the two female leads without having the point hammered home by the similarity in the names It took me a while to remember who was who.It was compulsive reading in an uncomfortable sort of way Affairs are never easy I picked this book up because it said on the front a funny and moving tale of two affairs well it isn t funny More plaudits on the back comic novel, funny, etc etc that obviously aren t about this book and that annoys me.Bella and Stella I think we get the link between the two female leads without having the point hammered home by the similarity in the names It took me a while to remember who was who.It was compulsive reading in an uncomfortable sort of way Affairs are never easy things and for the four involved in this story they weren t easy at all The reader is pulled skilfully into the mire that is their lives but the women just annoyed me I wanted to feel sympathy but I couldn t Maybe because I have never had an affair and wouldn t I liked the detail on office politics I could easily see all this happening Though I did feel Rhys seemed to change character He started off a bolshy cunning bloke and somehow lost the plot If this was down to his affair I don t know as we never hear from his POV.If you like angsty novels from a female POV and a lot about affairs and office politics you might like this I sort of did but I d like to have found the characters a bit less repellent what a waste of time. What a waste of time Both characters, Stella and Bella, were most unlikeable human beings as were their lovers At first I wanted to scold them Then shake them And finally I wanted to slap some sense into the women Falling for your employee or boss and then whining about the trials and tribulations of said relationships is stupid beyond belief At the end, I m still not clear about whether or not the author actually meant for readers to feel this way or if she was trying for our sympathy If What a waste of time Both characters, Stella and Bella, were most unlikeable human beings as were their lovers At first I wanted to scold them Then shake them And finally I wanted to slap some sense into the women Falling for your employee or boss and then whining about the trials and tribulations of said relationships is stupid beyond belief At the end, I m still not clear about whether or not the author actually meant for readers to feel this way or if she was trying for our sympathy If the latter, she failed miserably Cannot recommend this book to anyone for any reason at any time Juxtaposition of 2 different affairs at work, both from the point of view of the women involved. Easy to read, funny and well observed. "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • In Office Hours
  • Lucy Kellaway
  • English
  • 17 November 2019
  • 0446565695