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Life at work can be funny, challenging, ridiculous, and -- yes, even satisfying. Here at Safe For Work, we're all about helping you find balance and happiness in your career. After all, many of us spend more time with our co-workers and clients than with our friends and family. Hosts Liz Dolan and Rico Gagliano give advice on everything from how to avoid burnout on the job to how to fake an illness when you're calling in sick. We also talk to experts about those moments at the office that can challenge the best of us: negotiating raises, knowing when it’s time to move on...or dealing with that annoying office mate with no boundaries. From Wondery, the network behind Business Wars, Safe For Work is helpful career advice that's lively and fun, just like your work life should be. In every episode, Liz and Rico talks with callers, business leaders and noted know-it-alls who share their hard-earned wisdom from the trenches. Liz Dolan is the former head of marketing at Nike, The Oprah Winfrey Network and National Geographic and host of the podcast Satellite Sisters. Rico Gagliano is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, former host of podcast Dinner Party Download, reporter on the public radio show Marketplace, and co-author of BRUNCH IS HELL.

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Now more than ever, our work lives happen online. And that means more of our work records, including information we’d prefer not to get into the wrong hands, are stored in our computers and in the cloud… ripe for nefarious types to steal.So here to offer some digital-security ideas that your company might not have trained you to consider, is Stephanie Carruthers. She’s what’s called a “white hat” hacker, with the very James Bond-y handle “Snow.” Stephanie joins Liz and Rico today for a quick-fire round of the SFW classic, “5 in 5,” with 5 cybersecurity strengthening questions in 5-ish minutesThen in this week’s Lingo Bingo, we’ll go through a list of phrases submitted by you, Dear Listeners, including an innuendo that should probably be retired from the office. Then listener Elyse returns to the show with a love story that’s made for some complicated work logistics.And later, we’ll hear from listener Jill who needs some tips on how to pare down her resume. If you need even more ideas, feel free to go back to our July 8 episode with master-resume writer Emily Kapit.As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.A note from our sponsors:Treat yourself to your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com.
One of the biggest work stories in the last several years has gotta be the push for more diversity of all kinds in the workforce. And not just because it’s morally the right thing to do, but also because it’s good business.While there’s more awareness of that than ever, there’s the inevitable parallel phenomenon: pushback from workers and management who are weary of talking about it. Diversity Consultant and Sacred Heart University Professor Janice Gassam has given that phenomenon a name: “diversity fatigue.” Gassam joins us today to talk about why some people feel burned out on diversity and inclusion training, and what can be done to help everyone in the office be more receptive to it.But first, Liz and Rico let listener Deanna have a fantasy exit interview, one where it’s okay to air her grievances. And in our Work Pop segment, we’re looking back at the hilarious Comedy Central sitcom “Broad City,” and what that show can tell us about the perils of intern life.Then later, we’ll hear from listener Sarah, who’s banded together with her colleagues against a manager that she’s described as a “time sponge.”As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.A note from our sponsors:Treat yourself to your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com.
Every now and then, we’ve noticed that trends in psychology seep into everyday conversation. And lately it seems like there’s a lot of talk about whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert. Here today to discuss what that means, and how you can manage your work life if you happen to be the latter, is journalist Jessica Pan. Pan is the author of the brilliantly-titled book, “Sorry I’m late, I Didn’t Want To Come.” In it, she details her journey doing extroverted things despite being a self-professed introvert, and is sharing ways to navigate extrovert-friendly situations like concentrating in an open floor-plan office (headphones please!) or surviving dreaded networking events.Then Liz and Rico will chat with listener Sally whose says management at her company has made it clear that they don’t have time for any mistakes. And we take a look at listener Hannah’s email asking for advice on how to handle workplace conflict and microaggressions from her male co-workers, when she’s the only woman in her crew.Finally, we’ll hear from listener Sarah, who’s had issues with some colleagues making pretty intrusive comments about her pregnancy.As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.A note from our sponsors:Treat yourself to your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com.
“Bachelor Happy Hour with Rachel & Ali” takes fans behind the scenes with all things Bachelor Nation-related in the first ever, official Bachelor podcast. You’ll hear from current cast members and get the details on what really happened when the cameras stopped rolling. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts at http://wondery.fm/BHHED
We’ve all heard about how technology is encroaching on jobs us humans depend on. And according to a recent Oxford University study, as many as 47 percent of all jobs are likely to be eliminated by automation within the next 20 years. Because we’re all about solutions here at SFW, Liz and Rico are chatting today with Art Bilger and Jane Oates of WorkingNation, a campaign to prepare workers for changes tech may bring to their industry, and what the jobs of the future will be. Their first suggestion? Don’t panic. But first, Liz and Rico are doling out advice to listener Sophie, who wants to know if she should stay at a less-than-satisfying job that she thinks is quote: “good for her.” Later, listener Indok is calling to get some tips for surviving the night shift (cue The Commodores). As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.A note from our sponsors:Treat yourself to your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com.
So here on SFW, we try to leaven the occasional awfulness of work with some humor. And our guest Ginny Hogan has a new book that’s 112 pages of basically that. Her book “Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield” (Morrow Gift, 2019) comes out Sept. 10. And you may have encountered her pretty damned hilarious satirical pieces in such esteemed publications as McSweeney’s, Vulture and The New Yorker. Ginny joins us today for some anecdotes about her perils in the tech world and beyond, which includes a round of hot takes from Ginny, Liz and Rico as we go through some emails from you, dear listeners!And in this week’s Work Pop segment, we look back at the ABC sitcom “Don’t Trust the B---- In Apartment 23,” to see if there’s anything the show can teach us about getting ahead in your career by using sheer confidence.Finally, we’ll speak to a grandmother who recently decided to revisit college life. As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.A note from our sponsors:Treat yourself to your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com.
We get tons of emails from listeners who need advice about applying for jobs; and, in particular, about creating resumes. Yet somehow we’ve never addressed one of the more vexing resume problems: what to do when you have a gap in your employment. Like, if you were downsized out of a job for a while, or you took time off to raise kids.So to help us figure out how to communicate those gaps in your resume, we’re joined today by certified counselor and career coach Steven Starks. He’s here to go through some different scenarios to make sure your resume looks great, even if there are some bare spots.Then Liz and Rico chat with listener Susannah, who’s trying to find ways around putting her current boss as a reference on applications for a new job. And we hear from listener Mary, who’s just starting her freelance career and is curious about pitching to companies while keeping ownership of her ideas. Finally, we’ll talk with Belinda George, who’s found her calling as an elementary school principal, and even started an out-of-the-box afterschool program for her students.As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.A note from our sponsors:Treat yourself to your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com.
Epic proposals, surprise grand gestures, and...Taylor Swift? The Moment premieres July 10th. Don't miss the epic engagement story of Ross & Alex, first up in season one. Subscribe now at wondery.fm/moment
If you’ve ever felt like networking is the worst, well, it can be. But get ready for some ways to make it less doom-laden! Today, we continue our conversation with Priya Parker, master facilitator and author of the book, “The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters.” Priya’s here to tell us how to start a non-boring conversation at a company mixer and even ask for help from experts in your field.Then Liz and Rico chat with listener Sarah whose plans for a seemingly forthcoming promotion were foiled because of her company’s merger. And all the way from the UK, we connect with listener Morgan, who’s wrestling with some conflicting resume advice. To break it all down, we’ve brought in master resume-writer and career strategist Emily Kapit, who shares some strategies on how to tell a story with your resume without having to write a tome. Last but not least, we hear from listener Erik who’s dealing with a gripe a lot of us have--the dreaded, long commute!As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.A note from our sponsors:Treat yourself to your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com.
Steak dinners with the CEO. After-work drinks. That Bloody Mary in business class… These are all part of the decadence that often pairs with meeting colleagues, clients, and the boss--especially when it’s on your company’s dime. But today’s guest, Jackie London, is going to lay out some ways to keep you from overeating, even when someone else does the ordering. Jackie is a registered dietitian and author of the book “Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked): 11 Science-Based Ways to Eat More, Stress Less, and Feel Great About Your Body.” She’s also the nutrition director at Good Housekeeping. Then we hear from a listener who wants a more rewarding position at her company. And another listener asks for advice about one of the best problems ever: not knowing how to manage an already great team. Hints: Make your meetings more productive and be a grease person.Finally, Liz and Rico speak with a woman who’s worried about being low-balled by her company, now that she’s making the transition from freelancer to full-time employee.As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.A note from our sponsors:Treat yourself to your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com.
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Jay Krissy

5 in 5👍👍

Aug 21st
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Rita Moore

Jay Krissy 👍

Aug 22nd
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darnell henry

unsubscribe

Aug 5th
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Gabrielle

darnell henry 😔

Aug 6th
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Immaterial

I dont feel like a got any real advice on how to identify potentially bad bosses or solve workplace friction. just being told yes you can ID this, my wife did, isn't helpful. and you just provided even more jargon with greasers and so on. I'm kinda disappointed this is all just very vague

May 13th
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V was here

if you've been there a year, and you still haven't figured out basic things, maybe its you, and not your evil Spanish speaking coworkers.

May 8th
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Kevin BM

Hola Como uso está app

Feb 22nd
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Lily

👍🏻

Jan 28th
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Katie Bach

I am 59 and in my 2nd quarter of College for Behavioral Science. This episode was so timely. After a couple lay-off I just couldn't do the job search again I hit the wall. This is a brand new career for me. PS I am a Sat sisters fan.

Jan 23rd
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Ruben

Just found this podcast by accident. And I love it. And I do have some question I'd love to ask. You guys are awesome! Talk to you soon!!!

Dec 23rd
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Gordon Lam

Ruben 77ggdg

Dec 24th
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Stephanie Wiley

won't forward but would opinions about this app?

Dec 18th
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Teresa

ok the ads are starting to get a little crazy.

Jul 31st
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Courtney H

The workplace conversation you guys talked about in taking risks is exactly what I needed to hear, thank you! I'm going in to work tomorrow so much more focused on solving the problem I have rather than just trying to live with it until I've got less work on my plate enough to deal with it.

Mar 20th
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