Shut Up and Work
Whenever someone from a client told me that their boss was the problem, I always asked, “So, what do you plan to do about that?”
About 90% of the time they told me they were powerless and afraid of being fired, or could never find another job like this, or felt it was simply what to expect in big business. It was never strange to me that their productive colleagues never felt this way.
These were the people I always recommended be let go. They created a self-imposed powerlessness, blamed others for their own sloth and lack of effort, and thrived on their suffering. Very little of their energy ever went into the job or the business.
Do you have problems in your career? Whose fault is that? What are you going to do about it?