Heather Hall has three children and a husband—but 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.
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.