Last Updated Aug 25, 2011 9:30 PM EDT
That document, which had clearly been passed from hand to hand for decades, contained seven secret ways to get employees to do what they'd rather not do, without the hassle of paying them more.
The document was stamped -- in red letters -- with the words "DO NOT REPRODUCE" and "FOR MANAGEMENT EYES ONLY." Even so, I have decided, at vast risk to my career and life, to post its contents for all to see.
Fortunately, the document also contained (in the form of warnings to the boss) advice on how a smart employee can overcome the trick and even play it to advantage. So get ready to have your eyes opened, and learn how to make sure your boss doesn't play you like a used accordion.