Work Trap

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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 philosophi…
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 …
This one's all about Risky Business. What does the movie teach us? Living in privilege in a high income suburb really sets you up for success. What if you're not Joel from Glencoe? How does your career and the risks you take effect your future? I guess sometimes you just have to say what the heck. …
In this third episode of the third season we're talking about Thank You For Smoking. What have we learned from this movie? Public speaking, debating in tough environments, loyalty, and when to back down from an argument to save your career.  Also, we have a Patreon account. Please consider supporti…
This is the second episode of the third season. This time we're reviewing the movie Up In The Air. We discuss the situations in the move that we all face at work: firings, travel, emerging technologies, and probably much more! You'll hear our takes on being fired, letting people go, what you can do…
Welcome to season 3! In this installment of Work Trap we'll discuss popular movies and how they relate to the workplace. What do we love about them, what they portray correctly, what they get wrong, and much more! Some movies may be an obvious choice to relate to work and some may surprise you. Sti…
Folks, this is it... our last episode of the second season discussing the seven deadly sins. We think this is the sexiest sin of them all. Listen to this episode to find out what our most "proud" moments are, what pride means in the workplace, and much more. The season ends how it started: with Ada…
What's the difference between envy and jealousy? Well, you won't find the answer in this episode. However, we'll discuss the things we envy at work, how envy can complicate relationships, and much more! We also got a bit off topic and discussed the concept of the two week notice when leaving a job,…
Are you a wrathful person or do work problems not faze you? Is this the most relatable sin for the most of us? It sure is for Harry! Listen to this episode to find out what you can do to turn those wrathful thoughts into work successes. Wrath can be a drive to excel at work, but it can also burn ma…
Sloth isn't just an animal. It's also one of the deadly sins. Who knew? Listen to this episode to find out what sloth means in the workplace and the best/worst examples of it. We'd go into more detail, but honestly we're too lazy to do so. We were hoping the episode description would write itself. …
Greed! What is it good for! Absolutely everything! Your lovely and very good looking hosts discuss the types of greed we experience in the workplace. We start the episode with Harry being a moral crusader and end it with him converted to a first rate greedy a-hole.  Whether it's personal or corpora…
We're back with the 2nd episode of the 7 deadly sins; this time with gluttony! We discuss gluttons in the workplace, like the people who show up at 6am to show off, people who live and work beyond their means, and so much more. Towards the end Andy and Eddy get pissed at Harry for not having watche…
Welcome to season 2! Each episode will revolve around the 7 deadly sins and how they relate to the workplace. The first one is lust. We discuss different types of lust, if it's good (it is), and our favorite examples.  A sample of our discussions: what is lust, have you lusted for anyone, what's yo…
Folks, it's the season finale! Yes, we have seasons. Yes, we'll be back in a couple of weeks. In this episode we discuss people who stay at their job too long, and why you shouldn't do that. We'll tell you how to get out of that rut, as well. We also talk about how to relax and unwind after work. H…
This one's all about work etiquette (sure hope I spelled that right). We debate if you should wash your hands in the bathroom, how long you can stare at a guy in the urinal next to you, and so on. How should you send e-mails; or should you send them at all? Finally, we discuss the dos and don'ts of…
On this episode we get the grinch (Harry) to tell us everything he hates about the holidays. We discuss our love of Christmas music, cookies, and sweaters. We'll also tell you what you should and shouldn't do at your work's holiday party. Very exciting stuff, folks. Towards the end Andy makes up a …
So, this is an odd one for us. We have a guest on this episode talking about things he loves about his job. We end up going on a tangent and start talking about AI and machine learning... Also towards the end of the episode we almost have an epiphany and realize that we may actually *like* our jobs…
As the title says, personality at work is key. Is the way we are at work the true us? Does the previous sentence make sense? Can you make friends at work? All of these questions are somewhat explained in this episode.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/worktrappod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w…
We're back in the studio (dining room) and we've got a recruiter with us to teach us the tricks of the trade. You'll find out how to prepare for a phone interview (don't sleep in), how to get to the in-person interview, and much much more.   Harry ended up hijacking this episode and he wouldn't let…
We finally found someone to join the show as a guest! During this one hour session we'll not only berate the guest for not bringing alcohol and snacks, but we'll also discuss performance management, underperforming employees, and finding qualified candidates.  If you have any ideas for future shows…
In this episode we focus on the office environment. Topics include office politics, dress code, and the office layout. Due to the nature of the content we had to beep out some audio to protect the listeners from our stupidity. 
Well, this is a loaded episode! It's all about finding a job: creating a resume, applying, interviewing, and the best way to eat a pizza! Spoiler alert: applying for a job pretty much sucks, almost as much as a phone interview. 
Welcome to Work Trap, a podcast where we talk about things we hate about our jobs. Whether you work in corporate, retail, or wherever there are always things you may not enjoy about work.  Sit back, kick up your feet, take your blood pressure medication and join us on this journey!   Twitter: https…
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Podcast Details
Started
Sep 28th, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 20th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
23
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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