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Kingmaker: Be the One Your Company Wants to Keep... On Your Terms by Joanne Cini

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Introduction: You’re Outta Here Kid!

Dateline: Christmas 2000, my office at a major TV networkowned stations division, New York, New York . . .

It was 2 P.M. on the first day back from a much needed holiday break. My head was already filled with the rolling familiar tapes of poisonous, negative-speak. I was falling fast back into depression and hate mode and with a consistent, demonic cadence, my mind repeated over and over and over again, “I hate this place, I hate these people, I hate my life.”

I am normally an optimistic and happy woman who believes wasting a day in negativity to be the greatest sin of all. Hell, I hate hate. The truth is that I’d been living in a sea of job-related sadness for most of 2000 and I could not spend one more day ...

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