Dealing With Workplace Whiners

They are inevitable in any workplace: the whiners who prefer complaining over finding solutions. Changing jobs won't help you because these grumpy people are guaranteed to turn up in your next company. Join Alan as he offers tips on dealing with these unpleasant co-workers. Along the way, you'll learn great synonyms for "complaining" that you can practice at work--in a friendly, non-complaining way, of course!

Alan Headbloom

Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.