Sharp illustrations and tongue-in-cheek narrative offer a bitter laugh to all those who grind on the daily 9-to-5, as Pony Pei narrates the ups and downs of the office worker’s daily struggle.
Deadlines. Email. Clients. Overtime. Unpaid overtime. And worst of all? Bosses. Every white-collar office worker knows the old saying “the workplace is a war zone,” and they know exactly why. Surviving the office jungle will always give you the fight of your life, and Pony Pei describes it in Ginseng for the Wage Earner’s Soul in every bitter detail.
Several years of working at a design firm gave Pony Pei a front-row seat to the tangled world of office work. She learned the million tricks for getting things done and staying sane that the wage earner has to learn. (Mess up your desk; it will make your boss think you’re too busy for more work!) Now she has put them together into an illustrated work for the permanent residents of the rat race.
Watch characters who could be your co-workers, your bosses, and even you as they go through the myriad rituals and performances that make up the nine-to-five working day, and you’ll inevitably find yourself laughing at the endless comedy of office living.