IN THE OFFICE
A GUY AT WORK ALWAYS TAKES CREDIT FOR OTHER PEOPLE’S IDEAS, BUT IS NEVER CALLED OUT FOR IT. HOW CAN I MENTION IT, WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A SNITCH?
BRANDON, VIA EMAIL
As most nine-to-fivers know, there are two kinds of people in every office – those who steal lunch, and those who take ideas. And each requires a different approach. While the first might be as simple as confronting Jan from accounts about your missing sandwiches (come on Jan, everyone knows it’s you), the second is a little more complex. You don’t want to come off as jealous or backstabby (even though you are), so take a more diplomatic approach. If your ideas are the ones being pilfered, mention them to more than one person, so you’ll have a witness to back you up. But like they say, imitation is the greatest form of flattery, so rest safe in the knowledge you’re doing the right thing, while the culprits cry themselves to sleep, knowing they’re complete f-ing frauds.