What to Do if Your Work Partner is Mid-Crisis

  • 1. Reassure them it's okay that we're behind: "I'm sure we'll get it done!"
  • 2. Figure out how bad it really is: "What is there left to do?"
  • 3. Solve the Problem: "How can I help?"
  • 4. Realize there's no way in hell you can personally salvage this one: "Should we pivot to a different strategy?"
  • 5. Accept when they inevitably pretend it'll be fine: "Alright, let me know what I can do."
  • 6. Come to terms: "Hey jsyk I don't really care how this project ends up and it's not any kind of bad reflection on you. No, it's fine really."
  • 7. kick back, does it even matter at this point