Unless you somehow live in a perfect world (and, if so, take Us with you!), then you know that establishing a relationship with your boss can prove to be a complicated process — and no two people know that better than UnREAL’s Rachel (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn (Constance Zimmer). Seriously, these two ladies have one of the most unique and complex boss-worker dynamics in TV history, but that’s not to say it doesn’t come with its fair share of flaws. So in case you ever find yourself clashing with a superior or inferior in the workplace, learn from Rachel and Quinn’s mistakes and reflect on these helpful life lessons…
Try to Avoid Blackmailing at All Costs
Believe it or not, gaining leverage on someone and using it against them for your own means is not the best way of developing a healthy rapport with a colleague. (Go figure, right?) So unlike Quinn — who threatened to expose footage of Rachel and Adam (Freddie Stroma) having sex if Rachel didn’t do what she wanted — maybe think about taking a different approach? Just thinking out loud over here.
Use Less Toxic Motivational Techniques
Remember when Quinn offered up a cash reward to any producer who could create a new villain from the remaining contestants? That seems a little morally ambiguous, especially for a work environment. (And by “a little,” we mean A LOT!) Any incentive that involves manipulating innocent bystanders is probably one that you want to avoid altogether. You know, unless the reward is too good to turn down. I’m kidding, of course. (Or am I?)
Don’t Let Your Hard Work Go Unnoticed
So often Quinn allowed herself to be overshadowed by her boss Chet (Craig Bierko) due to their personal relationship together. She deserved better than that. So if you ever have the feeling that you’re not getting credit where credit’s due, don’t be afraid to speak up and get the props you deserve.
UnREAL Season 2 premieres on June 6 at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime.
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