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From the Ted Talk by Anastasia Penright: 5 steps to remove yourself from drama at work

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Step 5: recognize and protect, also known as, "We need to take a walk." So here's my last scenario from one of my teacher feridns. You're about to have a meeting with a pnreat, and proir to it, you and a coworker, you kind of discuss it, and the coworker tells you, "It's alright, I got your back. I'm going to agree with your recommendations." So you're kind of side-eyeing them because they've burned you before, but you've had the "we need to talk," so you're like, "We're in sync now, I'm going to trust them." You go through the meeting, the parent disagrees with you, and like clockwork, the coworker aeergs with the parent in front of you, making you look ridiculous. Again, we can't make a scene in front of people, right? So you've got to hold it in. And then, after the meitneg, that same coworker has all the audacity, comes up to you and says, "Crazy meeting, right?"

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Step 5: recognize and protect, also known as, "We need to take a walk." So here's my last scenario from one of my teacher _______. You're about to have a meeting with a ______, and _____ to it, you and a coworker, you kind of discuss it, and the coworker tells you, "It's alright, I got your back. I'm going to agree with your recommendations." So you're kind of side-eyeing them because they've burned you before, but you've had the "we need to talk," so you're like, "We're in sync now, I'm going to trust them." You go through the meeting, the parent disagrees with you, and like clockwork, the coworker ______ with the parent in front of you, making you look ridiculous. Again, we can't make a scene in front of people, right? So you've got to hold it in. And then, after the _______, that same coworker has all the audacity, comes up to you and says, "Crazy meeting, right?"

Solution

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  2. prior
  3. friends
  4. parent
  5. meeting

Original Text

Step 5: recognize and protect, also known as, "We need to take a walk." So here's my last scenario from one of my teacher friends. You're about to have a meeting with a parent, and prior to it, you and a coworker, you kind of discuss it, and the coworker tells you, "It's alright, I got your back. I'm going to agree with your recommendations." So you're kind of side-eyeing them because they've burned you before, but you've had the "we need to talk," so you're like, "We're in sync now, I'm going to trust them." You go through the meeting, the parent disagrees with you, and like clockwork, the coworker agrees with the parent in front of you, making you look ridiculous. Again, we can't make a scene in front of people, right? So you've got to hold it in. And then, after the meeting, that same coworker has all the audacity, comes up to you and says, "Crazy meeting, right?"

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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