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As a new arrival in a city obsessed with hierarchy, your assignment is clear: You will serve as human office

furniture, an adornment occasionally called upon for tasks too mundane

for even the lowliest staffer. The rest of the time, you will be free to get drunk and hone your sense of self-importance. The following pages are crammed with tips on how to make the most out of being one of the least.

Edited by Amanda Ripley