Cubicle Confidential

Information Overload: TMI!

March 09, 2023 Mary Abbajay & Chris DeSantis Season 3 Episode 89
Cubicle Confidential
Information Overload: TMI!
Show Notes

We all want to be in the know but when does having too much information become paralyzing?

This week, we’re hearing from listeners who feel like ignorance would be bliss in their situations. Tune in to hear how Mary and Chris suggest they navigate being overloaded with information.

Too Juicy to Keep Quiet in Queens works for a small marketing firm with about 15 employees. She loves her job and colleagues but recently overheard her boss talking about selling the company. She wasn’t supposed to hear this news but now feels totally blindsided and very concerned. What should she do?

Silently Waiting in Spring Ridge and his colleague were hired at the same time and have been working for the same company for the past 7 years. He just found out that he makes more money than his colleague – a LOT more…now that he knows this information, he’s paranoid that his colleague is going to find out. They are good friends and great coworkers and he doesn’t want that to change. Where does he go from here?

I Know Too Much in Manassas works for a tech company that supports Federal Government agencies. The company started hiring like crazy and finds it increasingly difficult to recruit quality talent. Recently, a job candidate reached out to learn more about what it’s like to work at the company – specifically what it’s like to work for their boss who is a difficult jerk. They’re torn between being honest and turning another great candidate away or stretching the truth and misleading them. Ugh! What to say?

My Ears Hurt in Hartford has a great job working for a commercial property management company. The problem? Her boss won’t shut up! Every time she asks him the simplest question, he responds with an epic diatribe. He’s not mean, he just overtalks and over-explains everything. It’s information overload! Is there anything she can do to get him to either shut up or be more succinct? Help!

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