Heather Hall has three children and a husbandóbut she's not your typical thirty-something hausfrau. She and her best friend, working during the waning golden years of a gluttonous software company, never see their boss face to face; fly across the country on vacation without calling off work and never get caught; (they put sweaters on their chairs and keep their computers on) rip idiotic clients apart behind their backs, pitch a screenplay in LA, see movies, shop and go tanning during their three-hour lunches, and dye their hair in the company gym. They come across characters like their boss, the masculine Kathy; the company caterers who have a mad crush on them; the gorgeous French customer from Montreal; the born-again Christian software instructors; and the evil Sayeed. They live a secret life, adopting the risk-taking personas of Batman and Robin, or Thelma and Louise. And one by one, they watch their bosses get fired.
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Soon Heather's time is up, and she is home with three little daughters all day. From bizarre job to bizarre job,(including an ad agency that doesn't pay her and a design firm where nobody speaks) she spends a year trying to carve a place for herself in the working world, until she discovers what she is meant to do.