Men at Work

Men at Work Ian Greening loves his job He loves it so much he won t even take a promotion He d rather muck around with his workmates The other love of his life is girlfriend Emma They ve been together for years T

  • Title: Men at Work
  • Author: Mike Gayle
  • ISBN: 9781444711776
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ian Greening loves his job.He loves it so much he won t even take a promotion He d rather muck around with his workmates.The other love of his life is girlfriend Emma They ve been together for years The problems start when Emma loses her job and gets a new one in Ian s office Ian doesn t like it at all No mucking about No flirting with the girls in admin IIan Greening loves his job.He loves it so much he won t even take a promotion He d rather muck around with his workmates.The other love of his life is girlfriend Emma They ve been together for years The problems start when Emma loses her job and gets a new one in Ian s office Ian doesn t like it at all No mucking about No flirting with the girls in admin Ian wants her out The question is, how Can he do it without losing her or will it all end in tears

    One thought on “Men at Work”

    1. Quick Read? More like Thick Read. Don't dumb down the plot and language just because you're writing a shorter book.

    2. Is there such a thing as spending too much time with your loved one? Mike Gayle short and easy to read "Men at Work" is a story based upon one man's fear of losing his personal space at work when his live-in girl friend, Emma, has the opportunity to be his co-worker. In my opinion, the story-line spoke volumes of this one man's fear and the length he went to rid himself of his predicament. Moreover, the story-line needed more than a happy ending, it needed some sort of superficial resolve that w [...]

    3. Short and sweet story about a man who's missus starts work in the same office. Passed an hour quite nicely.

    4. Men at work was a surprising book for me, probably because it comes from a very male perspective. Mike Gayle creates a story that examines a man's connection with his job.Gayle's main character, Ian loves his job, though really it is the camaraderie he loves. Ian enjoys being with people and the relationships with the other staff which often continues after work. He even refuses a promotion because he doesn't want to change the work relationships he currently experiences.When his girlfriend, Emm [...]

    5. A very basic short story. Not a bad read but not a riveting one either. Mike Gayle certainly works better when he has more depth to develop characters.

    6. School sweethearts, Ian and Emma have been together 7 years, Ian loves his job, so much he won’t accept promotion, and is a bit of a joker, he likes a laugh and to be “one of the lads”.One night after coming home from the Pub Emma announces she has lost her job, she is really upset.Emma manages to get another job, but it is temping in Ian’s office, for a month, Ian is not impressed he is a different person at work and Emma is at the next desk to him, after her month she is offered a job [...]

    7. A fun little quick read for those no brain moments.Ian Greening loves his job. He loves it so much he won't even take a promotion. He'd rather much about with his workmates.The other love of his life is girlfriend Emma. They've been together for years. The problems start when Emma loses her job and gets a new one in Ian's office. Ian doesn't like it at all. No more mucking about. No more flirting with the girls in admin. Ian wants her out. The question is, how? Can he do it without losing her or [...]

    8. One of the Quick Reads series, a simple and somewhat predictable story but an amusing read nonetheless. With elements of work, romance and human destruction thus may be short, but it is a good and fun read.I've read Mike Gayle before and I enjoy his style of writing very much. If you haven't read Mike's books I suggest you give this one a try.Thanks Mike for writing this, I'll look forward to reading more of your work soon.

    9. Quick read. It was a real quick read:) A pity, that it was soooo quick. I could read Mike everyday, everytime. His usual light, but also deep, writing. I didn't like Emma at the beginning and I understood why Ian has done this what he's done, but at the end Emma has rehabilitated herself. I really love Mike, after reading his book I can a little understand how are men's minds working and what they really think:) Waiting impatiently for his next book.

    10. This was the first Mike Gayle book I have read and decided to start with a short story after reading loads of good reviews of his work.I really enjoyed this book and was able to imagine the office and found it funny and heartwarming at the same time. I will definitely be reading more from Mike Gayle and think my to-read list may have got a whole lot bigger!

    11. I found it a bit worrying when I enpathised with Ian in the story, about his need to have a separate work life to home life and his odd little routines,well I won't spoil it by saying what happens at the end, but what he did was not nice at all. I began to wonder about a follow up and began wondering what they would do next, I'll not say any more or I'll ruin it!

    12. A quick read about a guy who loves his job and who even refuses a promotion as he enjoys messing around so much but all that changes when his girlfriend loses her job and gets a new one working next to him. His life suddenly closes in around him and he starts thinking of ways to get her out of his work life. But he doesn't realise the consequences of his actions until too late.

    13. A nice quick read in his usual easy style, and I suppose it's more a fault of the length of the book when I say that there's not much plot or character building (kind of obvious really!). The story is a good mini-version of his usual books though so a nice way to spend an hour. :)

    14. Generally I adore Mike Gayle books and I was rather delighted to find this in the library for a quick reading session. The story is alright I suppose but sadly not written to the standard I expect from Mike Gayle.

    15. The thing that I love about Mike Gayle is that even something short, as Men at Work is, still has all of the tension of one of his lengthier lad-lit novels. Sometimes couples just have their own spaces, as this book proves.

    16. A man loves his office job and the freedom that it offers him then his girlfriend gets a job there.This short story will amuse anyone that works in an office and has an office persona / life that is separate from their home persona / life.

    17. A cute story at Gayle style. A couple where she,Emy loses her job and find one at his boyfruend same company. The equilibrium is broken now.

    18. Read all of Mike Gayle's novels! They're funny, well written and you can drop it once you've started, rather like Pringles!

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