It’s with great pride I warn you to brace yourselves: this is the best/worst episode we’ve ever recorded. Listen with fascination and/or horror as Kitty and I enter the absolute peak of our quarantine cabin fever, and dwell incessantly on the following topics:
- Kitty won’t shut up about fried chicken sandwiches.
- She experimentally combines the chicken sandwich theme with an absolutely disgusting sexual metaphor, for absolutely no reason.
- Piggy blows a year’s worth of bottled self-confidence to boldly insist that Hugh Laurie was in Home Alone.
- Shrek memes? Shrek memes.
It’s all in the service of answering a thorny listener question about coworkers. Specifically, the kind of coworkers that make messes and leave others to clean up.
Shitty coworkers: may you never know them, may you never be them.
Yet sometimes they can’t be avoided. This week on the podcast, we’re delving deep into the seedy underworld of shitty coworkers and what to do about them.
Do you try to manage their behavior, adding more work to your schedule by babysitting their incompetent asses? Do you confront them directly? Do you suffer in silence, hoping the misery they cause will guilt them into shaping up? Or do you bide your time, waiting for the right moment to sabotage their entire livelihood in the eyes of your supervisor?
We discuss all these tactics and more in a particularly bitchy episode of Bitches Get Riches!
This week’s question
Today’s question comes to us from Tumblr follower Shrikeseams, or as Kitty kept saying, “ShrekMemes!” They ask:
Hey Bitches & Community! Any tips on throwing incompetent coworkers under the bus with grace and poise? Some friends in my former workplace (event planning) who do most of the “client facing” work are tired of getting screwed by incompetent coworkers fouling things up behind the scenes and leaving the front end to take the blame. How do you place blame where it’s due when the client can’t see it and your management team is too defensive/lazy to act?
For more on navigating the workplace:
- Accepted a Coworker’s Social Media Friend Request? Yeah, You’re Gonna Regret That.
- How to Quit a Job: Giving Notice with Dignity, Poise, and Tastefully Subtle Shade
- How to Successfully Work from Home Without Losing Your Goddamn Mind (Or Your Job)
- Are You Working on the Next Fyre Festival?: Identifying a Toxic Workplace
- Ask the Bitches: My Boss Won’t Give Me a Contract and I’m Freaking Out
- Woke at Work: How to Inject Your Values into Your Boring, Lame-Ass Job
- My Secret Weapon for Preparing for Awkward Boss Confrontations
- Confession: I Hate My Job and I Don’t Know How to Leave It
- Looking Weird at Work
- How I Chessmastered Myself into a Promotion
- You Need to Ask for a Fucking Raise
- Santa Isn’t Coming and Neither Is Your Promotion
Today’s episode was brought to you by fried chicken sandwiches. Specifically Beth’s Homemade Baked Spicy Chicken Sandwiches over at Budget Bytes, made with love by a life partner who labors over a hot stove while you scream-laugh inside the guest bedroom closet.
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