Are You Often Disappointed at Work?

It’s easy to be disappointed at work. A new hire may not be all you hoped for, a new boss may promise a lot but fail to deliver, and a new job may look great before you take it only to become a serious disappointment.

In this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine examine the nature of disappointment at work and offer proven techniques for managing those situations that challenge your ability to thrive.

Should You Take That Promotion?

Theoretically, any promotion should be a good promotion. But there are certain situations where promoting you may benefit management, but not be great for your career. In this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine discuss which kinds of promotions you may not want to take, and how to say “no thank you,” without burning bridges.

We Hire for Skill and Pay for Personality

It’s not enough to hire someone with the right skill set. You want to hire the right personality — for your company and the job. In this My Crazy Office episode, Kathi and Katherine discuss why personality, in the form of work ethic, professional behavior, and interpersonal skills, is what employers really pay for.

#4: The Great Resignation – My Crazy Office, Season 9

Kathi and Katherine talk about the Great Resignation on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice to someone who hasn’t resigned yet, but knows it’s time and is having difficulty staying focused at work.

Then we consider what managers can do to keep their staff engaged if they sense that the employees are checked out.

#3: Unrealistic Expectations – My Crazy Office, Season 9

Kathi and Katherine talk about unrealistic expectations on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice to someone whose boss makes promises to clients that cause his staff to overwork themselves.

Then we examine what a manager should do if they keep taking on demanding projects to keep the staff employed.

#2: Rejected Help – My Crazy Office, Season 9

Kathi and Katherine talk about a rejected help on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice to someone who was recently hired to assist a busy executive and the executive refuses to share the work and be helped.

Then we discuss what managers can do if the person they bring in to help their busiest employee, gets rejected.

Tricks for Managing Hybrid Work Life: My Crazy Office Overtime, Season 9

Kathi and Katherine talk about hybrid work life on this week’s My Crazy Office Overtime show.

What are some tricks for managing a hybrid work life?

Listen to this week’s podcast here.

#1: Disappointing New Job – My Crazy Office, Season 9

Kathi and Katherine talk about a disappointing new job on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice to someone who thought their new job would bring exciting projects, working for someone they respect, only to be disappointed.

Then we discuss why certain managers believe that every new hire should pay their dues.