"Hi Jesse & Jenna,
I noticed that you guys haven't covered a listener letter in a long time, and since I LOVE those segments, I thought I would seek your advice. My partner, “Bo,” has always had trouble keeping a job for more than eight months; he told me it was mostly due to reasons outside of his control (like terrible bosses). I’ve generally supported him in his employment search for the past few years. I have a pretty high-powered career myself, but I’ve always tried to keep that separate and not “rub it in” when he’s had so much trouble finding a good fit. Since we both work from home now (yay COVID) , I've quickly realized what makes Bo such a bad employee. I feel bad for saying this but … it’s hard to watch. Bo has few if any organizational systems. He writes down tasks on random slips of paper, which then get lost, and I frequently hear him having to apologize to folks for forgetting deadlines or deliverables. In meetings, he rambles incessantly, taking forever to get to his main request. If I was in a meeting with him I’d just tune out and avoid future meetings with him. When he’s overwhelmed or stressed, he adopts a tone with people and makes them feel bad for asking him to do things that are 100 percent part of his job. I’ve coached many entry-level employees over the years and I know these behaviours are definitely coachable. Though I obviously wouldn’t coach him myself, I’m thinking of recommending that he reach out to a career counsellor or coach to help him with executive functioning. It’s hard to watch Bo make these fixable mistakes over and over all the while thinking there’s nothing he can do to change his situation. At the same time, I know I’d get annoyed if my partner tried to give me career advice. Bo is really sensitive about this topic in particular. What should I do? PS. "Bo" and I listen to your podcast weekly so anonymity is crucial! Keep up the amazing work, you two keep us laughing even in the tensest times. CHEERS!"
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