I have been struggling this week with some office politics and how to deal with them. I have been combating them with a few different methods, none of which seem to be working. For example, Situation: people talking about you, they think you cant hear but you can Action: walk past them at a safe distance a few times and smile, if they still talk about you start to confirm or deny the things they talk about, still from a safe distance, about 2 metres.
Today has really taken the cake for me. Nothing seems to work within publishing and its office politics. So I went out and bought “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote and have directly placed it on my desk where about 50% of the office can see it.