The Jordan Harbinger Show

227: How to Communicate with Stinkers and Deadbeats | Feedback Friday

When you’ve got coworkers who literally stink enough to make your olfactory system protest with tears of sadness and deadbeat roommates who won’t pay rent and try to convince you to let their online romantic interests move into your very real space, you need to listen to this Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn’t already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at Now let’s dive in!

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On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You try to be positive, but when your longtime coworker is negative, pessimistic, petty, and literally stinky, how obligated are you to put up with it?
  • You try to be positive, but when your longtime roommate is a deadbeat trying to move their online romantic interest in, how obligated are you to put up with it?
  • You’re an effortless jack of all trades, but a master of none. Should you be more motivated to excel, or just grateful for what you have and enjoy life?
  • How do you get your extended family to understand that you and your spouse’s busy entrepreneurial lifestyle makes free time a valuable resource?
  • As a freelancer, how do you manage (mentally and financially) the slow growth periods of the year?
  • You literally have OCD and can’t stand being touched by strangers. How do you handle the would-be huggers and handshakers you meet without being rude?
  • As a young worker in a relatively low-paying position, how do you request a raise if one isn’t given or negotiate a slightly higher one if offered?
  • Thanks to DNA testing, you’ve discovered your mother’s been lying to you about the identity of your father for 40 years. How do you cope with this bombshell?
  • Life Pro Tip: Before giving a previous job as reference, have a friend pretending to be a potential employer call them asking about you — this way you avoid derailing your job hunt.
  • A quick shoutout to 11-year-old listener Ruby Johnson!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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