If your job sucks, your boss is Michael Scott and your commute is a pure hell, you have found a home with The Working Experience podcast. John and Matt dissect the modern-day slavery of cubicle life in a self-deprecating humorous way like 2 soulless office drones…oh, and we also interview people who have lived through the madness of working a job…and some ironically enjoy the pain! Join us on our 40-year career journey as we put a soul deadening spotlight on the insanity of ‘work’
Matty K and John do a little recap on Ice Breakers and what NOT to say to make connections. Then we delve into We Work...now known as We Company, as it goes public. Some financial gurus say it is fool's gold while others say it might be a diamond in disguise. As usual, no one agrees...nor does Matty and John.
We are not sure if this was meant to be a joke, but John and I discuss a self-help (take that term under caution) article that describes how to "break the ice" at the office, the gym, parties and even with children. Be advised, you will ruin your career, get beaten up and possibly arrested if you follow the advice. Use at your own risk.
Matty K and John discuss Amazon Nomads...Yes, some people make a living (or try to) by going around the country to Targets and Walmarts and buying up discontinued nail polish and GOT (Game of Thrones) Oreos. Seriously, this actually happens. So sell your house, buy an RV and head out on the road to make millions! BTW, a McDonald's in Ohio still makes pizza! Enjoy.
Matty K sits down with Jen Foley, owner and proprietor of Foley's Ice Cream Shoppe. She talks about how much she enjoys serving up America's favorite treat, how she started her business and what to keep in mind if you want to start your own business. She crushes her own Oreos! That is dedication.
It's Friday MoFo's and Matty K is grinding this mini episode out solo...John is on vacation slacking while MK is always grinding and hustling...Matty delves into music, specifically a list of 30 songs that are supposed to be good for the weekend? He has never heard of 25 of them, so good luck and God speed this weekend!
Still working your bullshit job? Feel like there is no purpose to what you do for a living? Welcome to the bullshit club! Matty K and John delve deep into the meaningless of unnecessary jobs...including their own!
The chairs have turned dear listeners!!! John was interviewed and featured on a recent episode of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast! The entire interview is here for your listening pleasure...learn more about our lovely co-host, John and what makes him tick (spoiler alert, its all about money) And be sure to check out The Unmistakable Creative Podcast!
On this mini episode of The Working Experience,John and Matty K launch into the weekend bare naked and feet first. Remember, avoid social gatherings at all costs...but if you must attend, be the lightning rod!
Corporate surveillance has been taken to whole new levels. Your emails, phone conversations, keyboard strokes, frequency of speaking and tone of voice are all up for grabs. Management sells this as helping employees be. more productive. Do you buy that? PS John likes being spied on...
Matty K and John discuss Trump's immigration raids and the arbitrary nature of citizenship as well as the idea of virtual relationships replacing actual relationships and the possible long term effects. As always, uplifting and in your face content from the clueless duo!
Billionaire Jeffery Epstein faces a new slew of charges after getting a 13 month sentence for abusing children and Alexander Acosta has now been downsized from the Trump White House. In other news, 60% of Americans work during their "vacations". Well, that's how you get ahead people!
Our new series ‘The Working Experience Survival Kit’ continues...On this episode John nearly puts himself to sleep with a 10 minuted guided nap! It's time to nap to escape the mind numbing soul deadening experience of your job! If this doesn't work, there is always a handful of Ambien.
We have a new series of sorts for your listening pleasure! We are calling the series ‘The Working Experience Survival Kit.’ The series will consist of guided meditations, guided naps, and soulless affirmations – and whatever else we can think of to ease the mind numbing soul deadening experience of the modern workplace! And someday in the near future we will have an app – because, your entire life should revolve around your phone…and be on the lookout for branded pills, lotions, ointments, crystals, and prayer rocks!
Leisure Time is for Losers and Health Care that will Bankrupt You...God Bless America! What do you do in your leisure time? Some people blow bubbles or play mini golf. Other people try to crush children in games of volleyball. We riff on that and the lousy health care system in our country. Enjoy.
Be Careful of Workaholism...but Work Long Hours! Apparently there is a distinction between being a workaholic and working long hours. If you lose sleep over your job and are compulsively checking your work email during out of work hours then you might be a workaholic. Matty K really doesn't work at all so he is in the clear...John and Matt also discuss the optimal Worklife Balance Matrix and when applying to their own live, then both failed.
Lying to one's boss for not being at work is a time honored tradition. However, maybe it is time to grow up and be real. However, if you really need to lie, don't use the old "food poisoning" excuse. Way played out. Tell them you had a limb amputated.
TGIM! On this mini episode of The Working Experience, John is flying solo, because Matty K needs to unwind in New Hampshire after a brutal school year...John talks about the infantilized workplace and the latest news...it's Monday and get your hustle!
When is it time to quit your job? Right Now! Go in and tell your boss to go F&ck him/herself! Take this job and shove it up your ass! Just make sure you have a solid plan like becoming a famous actor or stand-up comedian. Be realistic though; it can take weeks to become successful.
There is a school of thought that advocates making decisions while at one's "peak". You are supposed to pump your fists, spin in circles and jump on a trampoline to get to your peak. And then you make a decision. In reality, a more measured approach is probably best but at some point you do have to write that check and invest in yourself.
Think running a company is just about making sure the work gets done? Hell no! Welcome to the new generation of workers who demand that their employers satisfy their emotional and spiritual needs as well as paying them a salary. Speaking of demands, you can order McDonald's on your phone and someone will get it for you! How did the human race survive before on demand food delivery?
Millennials are burned out, stressed out, done in and ready to throw in the towel. Too many things on their plates, the To Do List never gets done. Tim is so burnt he can't even register to vote! What's the answer? Do nothing. Seriously. F$%k it!
John and Matty K discuss the notion of male loneliness and men's inability to confide in their male friends. So, they dump it all on their wives or girlfriends. The term "emotional gold digger" came up in the article and it seems an apt description.
Full face helmets, Go Pro Cameras and corporate sponsorship: Matty K and John discuss the cut throat competition of toddler bike races! Then we get into junk food; if you're unhappy at work try stuffing your face. And a big shout out to Big Time Tommy. Check him out on Gram. Take it Ess..
A survey listed the top distractions for people working in offices. Pets? Making coffee? Weather? These people sound like they are suffering from PTSD. Maybe Tony Robbins has the answers! All you need to do is cough up $85,000 and walk on hot coals. He may even let you get a peek up his bathrobe! Oh la la!
Matt G joins Matty K again to tell a tale of love gone very, very wrong. Matt G works for one of the largest insurance agencies and has a gem of a story about one of his coworkers, who is obsessed with getting on to a reality tv show and his wife tried to kill him...not once, but twice. How's that for reality tv?
The economy is booming, wages are rising, but Millennials and Generation Z are depressed. Should your job be a source of happiness or just a source of income? Can it be both? John and Matty K discuss.
AMA, TWE style! John and Matty K read emails from listeners asking for advice on dealing with lazy, smelly, creepy coworkers. I would not recommend that you follow any of this advice. The advice is for seasoned experts only.
John and Matty K discuss Ray Dalio's article on the need to reform capitalism. We dive deep into education, the American dream, income inequality, and possible solutions. As always, Matt and John disagree which results in a wrestling match on the studio floor. Enjoy!
John and Matty K offer a sneak peak into The Working Experience MasterClass video series. The subject? The Art of Kissing Ass. Listen close, there are some gems of ass kissing wisdom in this episode! Enjoy!
On this post Easter/Passover TGIM mini podcast, Matt and John are overjoyed that Monday has arrived! Both eagerly requesting a second helping of Monday like a bunch of school boys...Thank you sir, may I have another.
Matty K talks with Matt G about his work in the insurance industry. It is not as glamorous as you might think but he gets to work from home most of the time which has its perks. He also intentionally dumped out someone's lunch in a case of mistaken identity. Enjoy.
John and Matty K discuss the reality and effectiveness of the working ethos of Jack Ma's '996' schedule: working 12 hours a day, six days a week. If you love what you do it isn't work, right? Gonna have to call bulls*it on that.
Free Food!!! Your boss doesn't want you to leave, so they handcuff you to your desk and offer you free food. It's all about squeezing the last drop of productivity out of you...but you do get a free donut.
Say goodbye to a refund....a lot of Americans discovered they owed Uncle Sam...so is the working life...head down, the first 107 days of 2019 goes to gold old Uncle Sam, you can keep the rest, if you're lucky!
A little TGIM energy slapping you in the ass! Matty K is grinding and hustling in NYC and John barely made it through the weekend. Leisure time is kryptonite to this superhero workplace duo! Down you capes and tights, and let's jump into the workweek and save the day with an excel spreadsheet!
Matty K and John discuss the concept of networking to promote yourself, your business, and your brand...whatever. When is it appropriate and when is it obnoxious? Who knows? John and Matt are planning to roll out multiple 'Go Fund Me' campaigns because they are over worked and under paid. Scam or genuine; who knows?
The people in Silicon Valley who make all those apps aren't letting their kids use them. Their kids go to schools where technology isn't allowed. Why? Because it's bad for kids! What a shock! We are losing meaningful contact with our fellow human beings and that is bad for us. Stop using Uber Eats and go to a restaurant for God's Sake!
Matt speaks with Jesse Eisinger, financial reporter for ProPublica and author of The Chickenshit Club about why white collar crimes are no longer prosecuted and the wealthy seem to have different rules than the rest of us. When is a "campaign contribution" just an old fashioned bribe?
It's Monday, April 1st! April Fool's Day, and the only fools are Matty K and John for continuing this failure of a podcast...But have to keep it positive at the beginning of the week! Eye of the Tiger baby! Try to work in a little road rage while you're at it.
The office has become the Church of Workism. When traditional sources of fulfillment, such as family, religion and community, fail to provide people with a sense of purpose in life, they can always turn to work. Where else are you going to measure your value as a human being?
Aaron Wilson is an actor, singer, writer and motivational speaker. He recently moved from MA to LA to pursue his career in entertainment. He got a manager, an agent and a pilot in development in less than six months. But that came with a lot of planning. Get inspired by some one who is actually living his dream!
Matty K gives you the latest business news...of which he understands less than 1 percent. But that doesn't stop him from forging ahead and offering his opinion. Food delivery apps are all the rage but they are stupid. Just go to the frigging restaurant, for God's sake!
How is a person supposed to work 120 hours a week? Unfortunately, some people turn to performance enhancing drugs and painkillers to get through the days. And in the gunslinger culture of the world of finance, it is very hard to seek help when things get bad.
If you want to know how to break into acting or are just interested in how the process works, Brandon Scales will tell you. Having worked with director Peter Berg and actor Mark Wahlberg, Brandon has a fascinating story and invaluable advice on pursuing your dream. The best ability is availability. Step One-show up!
Looking to land that dream job? Go in with some jokes! Show them what a funny guy you are! Just be sure to force it if your jokes are falling flat. And remember to start laughing before the punchline. Always works.