In most professions, constantly creating drama and assaulting your co-workers will get you fired.
If you're the star of a Bravo reality series, however, not doing those things is almost certain to bring your career to a premature halt.
Take Meghan Edmonds, for example.
Even if you regularly watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online you might find yourself scratching your head and struggling to place that name.
The problem is not only that Edmonds only lasted two seasons on the series, it's that even among confirmed Bravo-holics, the series isn't exactly heavily-buzzed about.
It manages middling ratings, and boasts a lower production budget than the other series in the Housewives franchise, but it's not surprising that execs are looking to make cuts before the RHOC returns for a twelfth season.
And it now looks as though Edmonds was first on the chopping block.
Us Weekly is now confirming that Edmonds will not be returning to the show.
Neither the network, nor the 32-year-old mother of one have commented on the situation, but it's widely believed that the decision to part ways was not made by Edmonds.
While Meghan and her husband, former baseball player Jim Edmonds, don't appear to have pressing money issues, their storylines and tabloid headlines of the past two years have mostly involved major financial hits.
Throughout season 11, fans watched as Meghan underwent costly in-vitro fertilization treatments, and last year Jim Edmonds was hit with a major lawsuit that continues to threaten the future of his business interests.
Considering Jim has four kids from two previous marriages, and the couples financial future remains uncertain, it seems unlikely that Meghan would willingly pass up an easy six-figure paycheck from Bravo.
Currently, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, and Kelly Dodd are all scheduled to return for another season.
Insiders have confirmed that Judge will return despite some her co-stars' efforts to have her ousted.
Hey, at least there will be considerably less drama in Edmonds' life these days.
Of course, she's still married to that grumpy bastard that viewers loved to hate for two seasons.