The 6 Types Of People Who Try To Block Your Shine At Work

Your brother from your other step mother, the undisputed and world renowned slanger of slander, Skip Class is here again on behalf of all mankind. As previously stated, I've been on this earth for 31 years. In that time your boy has accumulated vast stores of useful knowledge regarding the workplace environment. I've worked every shitty job and, yes, even some good ones. I have been in the employ of numerous companies with various prestigious titles: Pizza delivery driver, bus boy, warehouse goon, food server, snobby streetwear boutique sales associate, construction worker, art director, media producer and tattoo shop lackey.

Regardless of your particular job there is one constant: No matter what you do or where you work, at least one person in your company is a straight up, full on shine blocker—a living, breathing occupational hazard that intentionally tries to discredit your work or abilities as to prevent you from getting due credit and the fiscal rewards that come with it. Workplace shine blockers come in various forms and hold numerous titles. These bloodthirsty cretins are masters at passive aggressive behavior and will try and stop you from properly stunting at your place of business. It's a problem as old as time. Your boy decided it would be highly beneficial for everyone to create a definitive blueprint on how to identify these snakes, so you can quickly spot them and counteract their vile attempts to undermine your hustle and flow.

Skip Class is a writer living in Seattle. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter here.

  • manny

    LOL… so funny how universal this kind of office garbage is.

  • Michael Isabella

    This has been some of the best advice I’ve read in a long time. As a soon to be college-grad I’ve had enough internships where your peers are competing for the bosses affection by “shine-blocking” everything you do. Too often I don’t know how to handle these situations and desperately look for solutions. Looks like I now have some tricks up my own sleeve to throw the ol’ stiff-arm and block those shine-blockers.

  • WAVY

    Yo I got slugs for CC snitches, no love for bitches, puttin’ thugs in ditches when my trigger finger itches

    • Freaky Pete

      word to big L

    • MaG™

      Wavy…that was waaaaaavvy.

  • MaG™

    “see the snakes in the grass, then you wait on they ass”. fine words from the poet laureate known to us as Sir Hovito.

  • Michael Pollo

    lmao damnn this was on point

  • Nickolaus Sugai

    The Devil Wears Lululemon is the new Glen Close.