Yes. Of Course I’m Listening.

When you’ve been working anywhere for more than ninety days (the amount of time it takes to officially get hired/convince an employer you’re “normal” enough), you quickly lose interest in pretending to give a shit.

With this in mind, it becomes second nature to glaze over when a co-worker or superior talks at you about what you should be doing and how you’ve fucked up. It’s almost tantamount to sleeping with your eyes open, and it’s one of the best skills you’ll ever cultivate in the office world.

Yes, the ability to tune out is the most viable way to cope with any situation in the workplace–from emails to in-person “interfacing” to telephone calls. Learn how to do this, and you can deal with anything.