Em Rusciano has revealed she felt 'angry' and 'ripped off' during her ill-fated stint as a breakfast radio host on 2Day FM.
The 40-year-old comedian told the Shameless podcast on Thursday that she acted like a 'petulant toddler' when management brought in Grant Denyer and Ed Kavalee as co-hosts in late 2017 and changed the direction of the show.
'[After] Ed and Grant came on, two people that I hadn't worked with, the direction of the show changed and it had to change because they [2Day FM executives] wanted to try something else,' Em said.
Dark times: Em Rusciano has revealed that she felt 'angry' and 'ripped off' during her ill-fated stint as a breakfast radio host on 2Day FM between 2017 and 2018
Em admitted she didn't like the direction the show was going after it was rebranded from 'The Em Rusciano Radio Show' into '2Day FM Breakfast With Em, Grant and Ed'.
She dealt with her frustrations by 'acting out' in the workplace and refusing to play along with certain segments.
'I guess I started acting like a petulant toddler, saying, "No, I don't want to do that, that's not what we agreed" and I was saying no a lot of at work,' she explained.
'That's not what I agreed to do': Em told the Shameless podcast that she acted like 'petulant toddler' when management brought in Grant Denyer (right) and Ed Kavalee (left) as co-hosts in late 2017 and changed the direction of the show
Remember this? Grant and Ed had been drafted in following the departure of Em's original co-host, Melbourne-based comedian Harley Breen (right)
'I felt really ripped off because that's not what I agreed to do, and not what I signed on to do,' she added.
According to Em, she had to 'swallow a lot of the s**t' she was feeling about the show's content, which 'was not what what [she'd] chosen to do'.
'I was 39 doing stuff in radio I was doing when I was 24 and didn't want to do it anymore,' she added, referring to her four-year stint working for Hit 92.9 in Perth.
Defiant: She dealt with her frustrations by 'acting out' in the workplace and refusing to play along with certain segments
Em didn't realise her anger was a problem until management pulled her aside to let her know that she 'was making everyone really uncomfortable'.
Despite this admission, Em told WHO magazine this