Hey, we can’t all be chefs. When cooking isn’t on the menu you still have to eat somewhere. Fast food meals that will keep your stomach and your wallet full after lunch, dinner, and maybe even breakfast.
No one actively wants to be known as the jerk of the office, but it’s those who don’t care whether or not they’re or not they’re labeled that way who tend to rise to the top. You can gripe about these folks and try to undermine them, or you can observe them and learn from them, using some of their skills in less audacious ways to improve your own standing.