MGMT Hell
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MGMT Hell

One of Austin’s top interactive agencies in the early 2000s.

Job Fail: Learning You’ve Made a Mistake

Day one, my colleague asked, “Why are you here?” He proceeded to tell me the company was totally insane. The owner was bipolar and her business partner, Paolo (we’ll call him) was a liar. “Oh, great,” I said. “Why are you here, then?” He smiled a somewhat evil grin, “No other options, at the moment.”

And sure enough, within the first week some of the lies began to surface. Our office was in a…

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John McElhenney

John McElhenney

John McElhenney is an author, life coach, and musician who lives in Austin, Texas. He’s best known for his single dad blog, The Whole Parent. (wholeparent.org)