Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Five fictional workplaces more dysfunctional than yours

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Molly Schoemann-McCann tagged five fictional workplaces more dysfunctional than yours, including:
Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl)

Yes, we’d all like a workplace with a chocolate waterfall in it (I’ve heard they have one at Google; just saying)—but at what cost? If you worked for Willy Wonka, sure you’d be able to go around licking the wallpaper, and you’d probably get an Everlasting Gobstopper with your welcome packet from HR, but remember—all of your coworkers would be from Loompaland, which would leave you feeling like an outsider, especially if you weren’t into impromptu yet perfectly executed song and dance numbers. Plus, no dental plan in the world is going to be comprehensive enough for this job, trust me.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory appears on Philip Ardagh's top ten list of children's books by Roald Dahl and Meghan Cox Gurdon's five best list of children's books that are especially enthralling when read aloud.

--Marshal Zeringue