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New book looks at why it happens
January 26, 2009

The recent inauguration of a new president brings to mind the rocky transition of 2001.


Clinton administration staffers, upset that Republicans beat the Democrats, removed or damaged the “W” keys on computer keyboards throughout the White House so, when George W. Bush took office, the new staffers could not type his nickname.


Though workplace revenge like this usually is not violent, it does beat down productivity and company morale.


Over the past 15 years, Tom Tripp — professor of management operations at WSU Vancouver — has been collecting stories for a book on workplace revenge. … » More …