Are You an Unlikeable Employee?
So pretty much every week, we field questions from people who have problems with work colleagues who are mean, gossipy, backstabby… all that good stuff. And because you listeners obviously have the good taste to download our show, we’re inclined to believe you are 100 percent perfect, and your workmates are indeed 100 percent lame.
But sometimes, when you have friction with other employees, the problem may be you. And here to talk about how to recognize that, and what to do about it, is our friend Kat Boogaard. Boogaard is a Wisconsin-based freelance writer, mainly covering topics related to careers and freelancing.
Then, in this week’s Mind the Gap segment, Rico and Liz are hashing it out over some weird office space quirks, including what to do when you’re colleague cuts their nails in your shared workspace (yes, it happens!). And later, we hear a letter from an anonymous listener who’s having some trouble with a co-worker’s irksome questions about her ethnicity.
Last but not least, listener Amanda calls in for some advice on how to handle her micromanager of a boss.
As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.