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’
John and Matty K wrap up the work week with uplifting updates on J.Lo and the Starbucks guy running for president...and other useless stuff. You've successfully dragged yourself over broken glass to the end of the work week, and this unintelligible banter is your reward.
We've come a long way from the days of discussing people who defecate on the floor of the employee bathroom! (Not that much further, actually.) John and Matty discuss the value of Drew Ackerman's Sleep With Me Podcast as well as a police officer who had his gun stolen by two strippers he was "hanging out" with at a motel in Rhode Island. Bad decisions make great stories.
John and Matty K discuss the benefits and detriments of how businesses use their office space. Open floor plan? Sounds great but some experts say the distraction of other coworkers leads to less productivity. Maybe it's time to dive back into the cubicle!
John and Matty K discuss Cal Newport;s advice on getting our use of social media under control by being more deliberate in our choices. His template is food for thought on conscious and more fulfilling living.
Matty K sits down with Rui Lopes, cinematographer and one of the founding partners of Anawan Street Productions. If you want to know how to get started in the film industry, listen to what Rui has to say.
John and Matty K discuss Erin Griffin's article on Grind Culture, the concept of working relentlessly to achieve a goal. Is anyone questioning the value of that goal? Or are have we just been duped into thinking that the more we work, the better people we are? PS: I Never Grind.
John talks with world-renowned Stanford professor and author Jefferey Pfeffer. His latest book, 'Dying for a Paycheck' outlines how the modern workplace is slowly killing each and every one of us! Wait, what!? Not only do you hate your job, but it is slowly kill you!? Ah, raise your cup of coffee and toast to that! Listen and find out how to avoid a slow drawn-out death by work...
John chats with Dan Mori, a serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor. Dan started out in the Army, had a stint as a car salesman, and now runs two employment agencies SpinGig and Employment Solutions in sunny Florida. We delve deep into his working experience and life lessons!
John chats with Suzanne Lucas, the infamous Evil HR Lady from Switzerland! Suzanne spent over a decade in HR at a multinational pharmaceutical company and is now an author and speaker covering the world of HR! She shares some great HR stories as well as major HR challenges dealing with the rank and file! Enjoy!
When bratty little boys don't get their way they take their bat and ball and go home. When big bratty sociopaths don't get their way, they shut down the government and take money and services aways from millions of citizens.
John talks with Elaine Pofeldt, author of 'The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business.' It's time to make our listeners some bank! We review real-life case studies of hundreds of entrepreneurs who are making 1 million in revenue solo! Elaine's also serves up practical tips to get you to the million dollar mark!
Matty K and John delve into the dark side of working at Facebook. Apparently, keeping up a brave front is more important than actually liking your job. Meaningless employee "Town Hall" forums and disingenuous evaluations have people in tears. But don't cry at work! Hide your misery behind a huge smile!
From the crazy world of Day Trading and Hedge Funds to corporate recruiting, John and Christine cover it all from testosterone infused Wall Street parties to job advice to college grads. The spectrum has been covered dear listeners!
John sits down with Darren, a retired NYC Ironworker. Darren helped build some of NYC's most iconic buildings and stadiums over his 25-year career! He also had a side hustle of busting up counterfeit merch vendors on the streets of NYC!
John and Matty K discuss the business of pro-sports, the willful ignorance displayed by the higher ups of the effects of concussions and why so many people care if a bunch of grown-up men can score more points than another group of grown-up men.
John and Matty K discuss commuting stories including one woman's 6 hour daily journey to and from work. We also hit back at our critics. Well, one critic. Slapped together podcast indeed! (Well, to be fair, she is right about that.)
Human Resources has to play "mommy" and get the children in the office to play nice. Someone else has his Lean Pockets stolen and demands three dollars. Well, you are trying too lose weight anyway, right?
For a few years I volunteered for Coalition for the Homeless. This woman, Julie J, was fired for stalking other volunteers. It is a truly remarkable feat to be fired from a job for which one does not get paid. People never cease to amaze.
Recently, a plane had to make an emergency landing in Alaska because a passenger smeared feces all over two bathrooms. A woman responded on Facebook with a story about a female coworker who regularly did the same thing in the office bathroom. Jesus Christ!
For a time, my brother Paul lived in “company housing” in Breckenridge, CO with Kevin and Mike, two guys who seem to represent a class of people who drift from one low income job to another. Funny and sad.
I talked with Mike A, his wife Chantal and Eddie C, all veterans of the film industry. Mike tells me about his bipolar coworker and Chantal had a boss who used to steal bread from Panera. Bobby Brown told Eddie to stop hitting on his girlfriend, Whitney Houston.
Talked again with my friend Chris in Montreal. He found a used condom in the service elevator at work and a guy who pooped his pants went right on working, until HR called an ambulance. That is the guy you want in your foxhole.
My friend Mike is a police officer and provides some fascinating insights into his work and the types of situation he deals with. From the mundane to the hilarious to the thought provoking, he has some great stories.
Drew Ackerman, creative force behind the Sleep With Me podcast, joins me to discuss his days of cleaning the apartments of the elderly and delivering a mattress to a three hundred pound pig. F*cking LA!
Dave works for a big hospital. One of his coworkers has appointed herself Keeper of the Refrigerator. In her maniacal pursuit of cleanliness she throws out another coworker’s barely used bottle of salad dressing. Bad break room etiquette.
Christian and Matty K worked in film together and Chris is now some sort of credit card guy in Montreal. Among other juicy items, one of his coworkers defecated in his pants and stayed on the job. That’s the kind of guy you want in your foxhole!
The Working Experience is a podcast that discusses issues related to the workplace. From the worlds of finance, advertising, education, film, law enforcement and more, we interview people about the mundane, strange, odd, absurd, and downright disgusting things that occur in their places of work. Stolen food, smelly coworkers, microwaving fish, and bad bathroom etiquette, we cover it all!