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Work Trap

Summary: A podcast where we talk about things we don't like about work. We'll take a different approach to shed light on what's wrong in the workplace. Whether you work in corporate, retail, or wherever there are always things you may not enjoy about your job. Sit back, kick up your feet, take your blood pressure medication and join us on this journey!


 S4E9: Dreading coming back from a vacation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:05

Hey everyone! We're back from our (unannounced) summer vacation! Where did we go exactly? Nowhere. Anywhoooo... This week's episode is all about taking time off from work to go on vacation, take a sick day, etc... We really get caught up in defining what time off actually means: do you have to respond to e-mails, can you completely check out, did Epstein really get merked by the Clintons?

 S4E8: An opportunity of a lifetime! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:08

This week's episode is all about our favorite business model: multi-level marketing! In this episode you'll learn how to start your own business from home, working on your own time, with an unlimited earning potential! Be the #bossbabe you've always wanted to be! We cover the MLM model, why people fall for it, how much you can really make (hint: $0), and what you should do instead of joining an MLM (hint: literally anything else). We also make our own ridiculous MLM...

 S4E7: Six ways to fast track your career | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:38

On this week's episode we tear apart an article that we found pretty infuriating! The author lists six ways to fast track your career as an entry level employee. While the article may have some terrible advice that will get you fired, we provide an alternative to actually help you succeed! 

 S4E6: You can't fire me, I quit! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:58

This week is all about being fired and firing others! We discuss the double-edged sword that is at will employment, and how it can screw employees.  We also share our stories of being fired and firing other employees. We talk about what kind of thoughts run through our heads when we're in those situations. 

 S4E5: You have the right to an attorney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:13

This week we're joined by an attorney (Dino Delic) who runs his own law firm! While he was serving us with a defamation suit, we got to chattin' about his lawyerin' business.  We get to find out what it's like being a lawyer, especially a lawyer with a private practice. Dino explains why he went independent and the pros and cons of it. We dive deep into hostile client, morality, money, and why you should never want to get sued!

 S4E4: First rule of leadership: everything is your fault | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:08

This week is all about management and leadership. We start off the episode by defining multiple management styles and then try to figure out which one is the best. We find out that Harry is basically a dictator and everyone on the show is afraid to speak up. We go on to discuss how to deal with change in managers, especially when their management style is different from what you're used to. This also ties into how we deal with changes in processes and job duties. 

 S4E3: The Grass Is Never Greener | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:23

This week we're joined by Vincent from @arezzo.jewelers to discuss owning a small business. As a business owner, Vincent explains what it takes to run an independent company, and why it's not for everyone. We discuss if the grass is greener on the other side; is it as glamorous to own a business as it's portrayed in the media? We dive deeper into unexpected tasks and expenses that arise. Finally, we talk about building partnerships and relationships with customers and suppliers. 

 S4E2: If You Risk Nothing, You Risk Everything | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:39

This episode is all about entrepreneurship and saying goodbye to the 9-5 lifestyle. We first discuss the motivation to start your own business. What makes you leave the comfort of a full time job? Is it the dream of becoming a business owner, or an exciting idea you want to bring to market? How do you plan for going out on your own? What type of doubt and roadblocks will you face? Finally we talk about what success looks like as an entrepreneur.

 S4E1: Read Between The Lies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:54

Welcome to Season 4! We're going back to our roots and diving deep into what's wrong in the workplace. This episode kicks off with job postings! We take a look at two real job postings on LinkedIn and dive deep into the BS that's embedded in there. We talk about unrealistic expectations in the experience employers are looking for. How do you read between the lines of job duties and requirements to get better insight into the job and the company. Many job postings ask the applicant to have great....

 S3E10: What would you say you do here? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:29

Folks, it's the end of the season! I know we're a little late, but it's worth the wait. We're finally done talking about business movies, and what better way to end it with than Office Space? We talk horrible bosses, why jobs never change, being let down, organizational chaos, and so so much more.  Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:

 S3E9: It’s business. Leave your emotions at the door. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:42

In this episode we take the lessons learned from watching The Wolf Of Wall Street. We discuss the merits of conning and defrauding unsuspecting victims. Is it ethical? What if the other person is also trying to con you? Who can you trust at work and in life? Who has the responsibility to do their due diligence? Also, our WTF of the week is a story about a judge that plays a terrible, terrible April fools prank (on himself).

 S3E8: Let's be honest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

We're introducing a new, recurring, segment on our podcast called WTF of the week. It's a short discussion of current work related stories that make us say WTF!  The rest of the episode discusses the movie Liar Liar. We talk about being honest at work, what it means and how honest we really are. We throw in hypotheticals such as could you last a day or week at work if you couldn't tell a single lie, or would you call your boss out if you caught them in a lie.

 S3E7: Pursuing Happiness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:06

This week is all about a tear-jerker movie called The Pursuit of Happyness. The themes in this movie really revolve around persistence, grit, and risk taking. Did Will Smith's character make the right decisions in his life? Should he have done something differently? Other topics we discuss is how unpaid internships are the devil, sales tactics and burnout, and the general way the system screws us when we're down on our luck.  Patreon:

 S3E6: Recipe for Grandeur | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:30

Limitless is the movie we're dissecting this week. The movie gives us an insight into what's possible when you have limitless energy and brain power, especially at work. We go into details on what we'd do with this power, how we'd improve our lives (quit our jobs), and more. We get a bit philosophical as well trying to figure out why we're in this rat race, why we strive to achieve success at our jobs, why we chase money and power.

 S3E5: Operation Clusterpuck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:09

This episode we flip things around a bit! Instead of discussing a movie, we read a workplace novel called Operation Clusterpuck by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss. We managed to snag them in for an interview as well! We talk about Jennifer and Michael's inspiration for the book, how they quit their jobs, corporate communication, terrible bosses, and most importantly, pot lucks! Patreon: Twitter:


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