Margot Lawrence was born in Zimbabwe and brought up in South Africa, although she has lived most of her adult life in London.
She has worked mainly in the public and charity sectors where she has gathered an abundance of material for her new book, a satire on managers and our management culture. She is currently working as a caseworker for refugees and asylum seekers, as well as trying to find time to write.
She has written two books on social justice, as well as articles on a range of subjects for various publications including the Independent, Telegraph and Guardian.
She lives in London with her family and an old, somewhat stinky basset hound.
CRAP MANAGERS and how to survive them
If your manager is driving you insane then read ‘CRAP MANAGERS and how to survive them’. This very funny, satirical book is based on real people and you will definitely recognize your manager in at least one of the characters. Margot Lawrence gets right under the skin of these managers that we have to endure – their incompetence, bullying and self-promotion that they inflict on us day after day. The book also skillfully exposes the absurdities of our management culture with its obsessions about health and safety, jargon and micro-management. The razor-sharp, acerbic tone is complemented by excellent cartoons from well-known cartoonist, Mike Mosedale. Employees across the board should embrace this book and draw inspiration from the useful and unusual self-help suggestions.
“A great read, and highly amusing with brilliant cartoons. An excellent buy for managers and managed alike.” (Bridget Pitt, author of ‘Unseen Leopard’)
“I thoroughly enjoyed it and found myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions. It serves as the ideal escape for dealing with awful managers” (Lisa Haagensen, sociology researcher)