My Crazy Office
My Crazy Office
Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster
Hosts Kathi Elster and Katherine Crowley are best selling authors of three books about workplace behaviors: Working with You Is Killing Me, Mean Girls at Work, Working for You Isn’t Working for Me. Kathi and Katherine address all of those wacky behaviors that we all deal with at work. That coworker who ate your lunch then complained that you put too much mayo on the sandwich? They know him. Join Kathi and Katherine as they answer real workplace questions with solid advice, and a great sense of humor.
Is There a Troublemaker at Your Company? Is It You?
On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine address a certain kind of role at work – the role of rebel or scapegoat. Rebels (or scapegoats) are those individuals who view themselves as the truthtellers at work. They are willing to challenge the status quo and fight for what they think is right. […]
Feb 20
11 min
Waiting For a Promotion That Never Comes?
On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine discuss what you should do if you are promised a promotion, and it never comes. They start with a question from someone who has been waiting for a promotion for two years, but circumstances keep arising that stop it from happening. Kathi and Katherine talk […]
Feb 13
10 min
Stay In Your Job While You Start Something New
On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine talk about the value of staying in your job while you start something else. They start with a question from someone who has a comfortable but uninspiring job. She has a great business idea, but can’t afford to leave her job. Kathi and Katherine discuss […]
Feb 6
11 min
Afraid That You Might Hire The Wrong Person?
On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine discuss a topic that is important to every manager: How do you know you are hiring the right person? They start with a question from someone who needs to hire an assistant director but has a history of hiring the wrong person in the past. […]
Jan 30
11 min
Do You Hate Networking?
On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine talk about a topic that many people hate: networking. They start with a question from someone who loves their job, but knows that in order to get promoted they need to network. Kathi and Katherine talk about all the ways to network, and how to […]
Jan 23
14 min
Does Your Physical Appearance Stop You From Changing Jobs?
On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine address a delicate topic: Does your physical appearance hold you back from changing jobs? They start with a question from someone who knows it’s time to leave their job but hesitates to take action because they feel physically unattractive. Kathi and Katherine consider what you […]
Jan 16
10 min
Is Your Personal Life Making It Hard to Focus at Work?
On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine address a problem that everyone faces at one time or another, what do you do when your personal life makes it hard to focus at work? We’ll start with a question from someone who just got promoted into a great new job, but also has […]
Jan 9
9 min
Is Your Anger Backfiring with Your Staff?
On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine ask an important question of anyone who manages people: Is you anger backfiring with your staff? They start with a question from someone whose angry reactions to under-performing employees are hurting their reputation at work. Kathi and Katherine discuss what managers can do instead of […]
Jan 2
14 min
Should You Give Your Boss a Holiday Gift?
On this third and final podcast of the My Crazy Office Holiday Series, Kathi and Katherine address a question that many people ponder during this time of year: Should you give your boss a holiday gift? They start with a question from someone whose boss gives lavish gifts to every member of his staff. Is […]
Dec 12, 2023
9 min
Do I Have to Go to My Company’s Holiday Party?
Kathi and Katherine explain why it could help your career to attend company holiday parties and how to do the least while gaining the most from these events.
Dec 5, 2023
11 min
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