How To Get Fired! The Book

You've found the official website of Jeff Havens's latest book, How to Get Fired!: The New Employee's Guide to Perpetual Unemployment!

Are you tired of your salary? Is the pull of midmorning television becoming too difficult to resist? Would you rather update your Facebook profile and play video games than suffer through a lifetime of stable employment? Then you have come to the right place. Welcome to How to Get Fired!, the only book that will ensure that you never remain a productive member of society for very long.

Within the awesome pages of How to Get Fired! you will discover the techniques that thousands before you have used to help themselves secure their own blissful unemployment. These techniques have been arranged in four easy-to-follow categories that I have dubbed the "Four Pillars of Poverty" - Fake Your Resume, Establish Your Incompetence, Destroy Your Work Ethic, and Alienate Your Coworkers. By the end of How to Get Fired!, diligent readers will achieve the pinnacle of uselessness, lounging all day on their parents' couches while they decide whether or not it's worth the effort to change out of their pajamas.

how to get fired book coverIn all seriousness, this book is designed to help young people prepare for their professional lives. How to Get Fired! is simultaneously entertaining and extensively researched, as content-rich as a more traditional book about professional development but written in an engaging style that guarantees you will enjoy yourself rather than feel like you're taking a test. How to Get Fired! is essential reading for anyone under 30, an excellent gift to give any graduating seniors that you know, and an insightful read for anyone who would like to learn how they might climb higher in their own professional world.

Thanks for taking the time to read all this. Now, go out and read How to Get Fired! It's longer, better, funnier, and has occasionally been known to cure asthma.

What People Are Saying!
"Comic and author Jeff Havens has written an invaluable book in "How To Get Fired!" for those who want to get a job and keep it in these uncertain economic times. If you are coming into the work force as a young professional or perhaps even thinking of making a mid-life career change...pick up and read this book before checking out the classified ads for employment in your hometown newspaper."
Jack Roberts
Host of ERIK & JACK ATTACK show on Cable Radio Network, Los Angeles

"A fantastic success!  Jeff addresses how to keep a job in today's downsizing environment by weaving humor and a much-appreciate dose of sarcasm that students 'get'.  He's serious about his material without taking himself too seriously." 
David Nevins
Leadership Development Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

FutureQuotes:  (things I'm sure other people will say about How to Get Fired! in the future)
"I was going nowhere.  As many of you know, I was about to lose my job, and I had no idea what I was going to do.  Then I read How to Get Fired!, and it all came together.  This book saved me. Thanks, Jeff." 
Oprah Winfrey

"Everything I think, everything I do - in short, everything I am - I stole from Jeff Havens." 
Stephen Colbert
About the Author
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University, Jeff began his career as a high school English teacher before following his father Rex Havens ( into the world of stand-up comedy, and he is slated to make his first appearance on Comedy Central in 2010. In 2006 he created the humorous motivational keynote Uncrapify Your Life! for corporate audiences, and has since presented to General Electric, Ford, USBank, and hundreds of other companies in the United States and Canada. His conversations with those business owners led to the creation of How to Get Fired! for college audiences in early 2009, which quickly cultivated massive popularity and found Jeff speaking to packed lecture halls and auditoriums.
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