Cubicle Confidential

Can I Pick Your Brain? The Art of Asking for Favors

April 06, 2022 Mary Abbajay & Chris DeSantis Season 2 Episode 41
Cubicle Confidential
Can I Pick Your Brain? The Art of Asking for Favors
Show Notes

When it comes to favors, are you a giver or a taker? Do you make it easy for people to say yes to favors? Do you reciprocate? Are you tired of people asking you for favors? If so, this episode is for you. Chris and Mary give out some tough love on the art of asking for and receiving favors. Don’t break your favor bank!

Unimpressed with the Unprepared in L.A. has a big problem with people asking to meet with him to “pick his brain” and then these people show up late and unprepared for the meeting…

No, it’s Not Nice to Meet You in New York is sick and tired of unsolicited introductions. How can they politely decline these requests? Can they tell people that they don’t have time for meaningless meetings?

Overdrawn in Ohio is frustrated with a colleague who never reciprocates favors. Can she start saying “no” to this colleague who has clearly overdrawn her favor bank?

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