Are You Dealing with a Sacred Cow?

On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine talk about a very challenging kind of boss —
The Sacred Cow. They start with a question from someone whose company CEO recently hired a close friend into the COO position. This individual seems friendly, but lacks the experience and skills to do the job. Kathi and Katherine discuss how to work with this kind of boss and keep your sanity.

Is Someone You Manage After Your Job?

On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine discuss what to do if you suspect that someone you manage is after your job. They start with a question from a manager who fears that one of their direct reports is trying to take their job. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine consider the same topic from the employee’s perspective: What if you want to be your boss’s equal?

Afraid to Go on Vacation?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine consider what you can do if you’re afraid to go on vacation. They start with a question from someone who knows they need a break, but fears coming back to a bigger workload and more problems. Kathi and Katherine discuss the importance of taking a vacation and when you know it’s time.

Remote Working — Are You Double Dipping?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine explore a hot topic — How working remotely enables certain employees to work two jobs at the same time. They start with a question from a business owner who suspects that two of his employees might be double dipping. Kathi and Katherine also consider under what circumstances working a side job may be acceptable.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

On this episode of My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine consider whether it’s smart to stay at a company after you realize it supports people who behave badly. They begin with a question from someone who recently got hired by a senior partner at a high-profile company. Although this top executive aggressively recruited them to join his team, he’s criticized and devalued their work ever since bringing them on board. In this kind of situation, should you stay or should you go?

Are You Known as a Gossip at Work?

In this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi, and Katherine address a topic that every workplace grapples with — GOSSIP. They start with a question from someone who recently realized that her boss views her as a gossip, and wonders whether that label might hurt her career. Kathi and Katherine go on to describe the best remedy for gossip at work — The No Gossip Diet.

How Do I Negotiate a Higher Salary?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine talk about a very important topic: how to negotiate a higher salary. They start with a question from someone who has recently received a job offer but the salary is too low. Kathi and Katherine talk about the key ingredients to successful salary negotiation.

Being blamed for your boss’ mistakes?

In this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine address a tricky topic: Being blamed for your boss’ mistakes. They start with a question from someone who just received a really bad review and wonders whether she’s being blamed for her boss’ incompetence. Kathi and Katherine consider what you can do if you think you may be taking the fall for your boss’ mistakes.