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Work Trap

A Business, Comedy and Careers podcast
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S4E9: Dreading coming back from a vacation
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? Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S4E8: An opportunity of a lifetime!
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, complete with our business plan, revenue model, and marketing campaign... only to find out something like it already exists! Support us below: Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S4E7: Six ways to fast track your career
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!  Support us below: Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S4E6: You can't fire me, I quit!
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.    Support us below: Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S4E5: You have the right to an attorney
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! Listen to the whole episode on tips for picking the best jury, what's the best type of crime to commit, as well as to find out if O.J. was really guilty! Support us below: Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S4E4: First rule of leadership: everything is your fault
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.  Finally we end with discussing the differences between managers and leaders. Are they they same? What exactly makes them different, if anything? What makes or breaks a good manager or a leader? And an inspirational quote: Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me. -Michael Scott, The Office Support us below: Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S4E3: The Grass Is Never Greener
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, such as the infinite paperwork and a myriad of taxes that have to be paid. Finally, we talk about building partnerships and relationships with customers and suppliers.    Support us below: Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S4E2: If You Risk Nothing, You Risk Everything
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? Can't forget about all them haters and detractors! Finally we talk about what success looks like as an entrepreneur. Is it the first sale you make? Is it the continued success of your business? Or is it just taking the first step and quitting your job?   Support us below: Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S4E1: Read Between The Lies
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 communication skills, be results oriented, and be a great team player. What does this even mean? What are companies looking for? Listen to this episode to find out more!   Support us below: Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S3E10: What would you say you do here?
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.
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). Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S3E8: Let's be honest
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. This is probably one of our most heated episodes and we've got a lot to say about honesty. Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S3E7: Pursuing Happiness
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: Twitter: Instagram:
S3E6: Recipe for Grandeur
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.  Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S3E5: Operation Clusterpuck
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: Instagram:
S3E4: Risks in business
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.   Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S3E3: Don't negotiate, argue
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 supporting the show. We promise we'll never put ads in our shows and you can enjoy our rambling ad-free. Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S3E2: You're promoted to customer
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 to prepare, and if we could do what George Clooney's character does.  Also, we have a Patreon account. Please consider supporting the show. We promise we'll never put ads in our shows and you can enjoy our rambling ad-free. Patreon: Twitter: Instagram:
S3E1: Returning videotapes
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. Stick around and join us on this journey. First episode is all about one of our favorite movies; hopefully you can guess from the episode title. If not, well you'll just have to listen anyways.  Have feedback? Hit us up below: Twitter: Instagram:
Pride: Wolf in humble's clothing
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 Adam being our gracious guest.  We'll be back next week with season 3! Exciting stuff coming! Website: Twitter: Instagram:
Envy: Wish I had that job
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, but it was good so we kept it in. It's our gift to you. Website: Twitter: Instagram:
Wrath: When I lay my vengeance upon thee
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 many bridges.  Website: Twitter: Instagram:
Sloth: Can't someone else do it?
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. Don't be lazy; listen, rate, and subscribe to Work Trap!   Website: Twitter: Instagram: 
Greed: The world and everything in it
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 corporate greed, it's all around us. After listening to this episode you'll realize that you're greedy as well, in situations that you may not have even noticed.   Website: Twitter: Instagram:   
Gluttony: Uhh can I get a gluttony free latté?
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 watched a very classic movie.   Where you can find us:
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Sep 28th, 2018
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Jul 3rd, 2019
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