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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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It’s that time, dear listeners. We’ve reached the end of Safe for Work. And for the record, we have loved every minute of making this podcast!In the interest of social distancing, Liz and Rico are coming to you for this last show from their remote corners of Los Angeles. But that doesn’t mean they won’t have their usual SFW flair.Speaking of flair, Rico finally got Liz to watch his (and America’s) favorite workplace movie....Yes, we’re talking about Office Space.We’ll hear Liz’s review and Rico’s impression of Milton for our final Work Pop installment.Then, Liz and Rico revisit some memorable callers, starting with Gabriel, who reached out to us about whether to put BDSM event planning and training gigs on his otherwise run-of-the-mill resume. Our second caller on the list is Dustin, a construction worker turned architect who felt out of place among his more privileged colleagues. And last but certainly not least, we are revisiting a call from the rather hilarious Sarah, who had issues with colleagues making pretty intrusive comments about her pregnancy.Finally, Liz and Rico do their own final performance evaluations, and sign off for the last time.But in a way, we’re not completely leaving you, dear listeners. Four encore SFW episodes geared toward remote work situations are coming your way starting next week. We hope that will help you stay sane as you rearrange your work life around the COVID-19 pandemic.If you’d like to keep in touch, tag @SafeForWork on Twitter. And if you’d like to stay connected to the SFW team, you can follow our sage hosts on social media; Find Liz on Twitter @SSLiz. Rico is @RicoGagliano on Twitter and Instagram. To check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19. And look for Rico’s byline in the Wall Street Journal’s formerly-titled Travel section--for the time being, that has been renamed the “Reading and Retreating” section.If you’d like to follow the SFW squad, our audio engineer Mischa Stanton is on Twitter @mischaetc or at mischastanton.com. Our producer is Audrey Ngo. Find her on Instagram @audwoman. Our executive producer is Grace Delia. Find her on Twitter @g_piro_delia.
Since you last heard from us (a mere week ago), office culture has, changed, shall we say. The SFW team is all doing well, under the circumstances. And if you’re in your respective corners like us, and would like some advice on how to make working from home… well, work… from home... may we suggest listening to our episodes, “The Secret to Managing Your Remote Team” and “How to Stay Sane When You’re Working From Home.” Today we’re gonna talk a little bit about how COVID-19 is affecting the state of work. But then, in a sharp left turn, we have something much more fun planned. We’ve invited back some of our favorite callers to get an update on how they’re doing!First up is listener Elyse, who called back in August of last year. Elyse “caught feelings” for a man in Denmark and wanted to know what her options were to work in that country. We check back in to see how that love affair is, or isn’t working out. Then, Liz and Rico catch up with listener Steven, who called back in December. Steven originally wanted advice on how to leave his day job for a career he’s really passionate about. We’ll see if he made the leap.Finally, we’ll hear again from listener Matthew, who called back in January. Matthew reached out originally to vent about a passive-aggressive department-wide newsletter that highlighted where he and his colleagues messed up on the job. We find out if he’s still dealing with manager feedback on-paper. 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. From our sponsors:ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/safe.FreshBooks - Get a free 30-day trial of FreshBooks right now at freshbooks.com/SAFE and enter SAFEFORWORK in the how did you hear about us section.Sakara - Get 20% off your first order when you go to Sakara.com/SAFE or enter code SAFE at checkout.
Sometimes we all think our lives are crazy. But on Wondery's new series, co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams pull back the curtain and dish on someone else's craziness for a change. Brooke and Aricia will tell the stories of some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Murdochs to the Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé, that is). Because as none other than Queen Elizabeth once said, "A good gossip is a wonderful tonic."Listen today: wondery.fm/safeforworkETR
The SFW staff is pretty familiar with freelance life. Rico’s worked in media for most of his career. And for much of that, he’s been a freelance contractor. Liz has spent a lot of time in the 9 to 5 of the corporate world, but she is now an independent consultant and media worker. And they’re not alone. According to a 2018 poll from NPR and Marist, one in five Americans is freelancing.Seeing as everyone on this show is going to be moving on to new, probably freelance gigs in the very near future, we thought we’d all talk about it. Joining Liz and Rico today is SFW producer and avid freelancer Audrey Ngo, for a roundtable discussion on the pros and cons of the contractor world.Later, listener Karson is weighing whether he should leave a job he loves that doesn’t pay well, or get more money at a new position in a toxic work environment. And in this week’s Work Pop, Liz and Rico hear a clip from the AMC show, “Better Call Saul” and talk about whether an interview can really reveal who’s right for a job.Finally, we hear from listener Matthew all the way in Australia! Matthew has switched bosses, and needs some help from Liz and Rico on how to deal with his new “lame” manager.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.From our sponsors:FreshBooks - Listeners get a free 30-day trial of FreshBooks right now at Freshbooks.com/SAFE and enter SAFEFORWORK in the how did you hear about us section.
When reading about some startup that’s suddenly doing gangbuster business, do you ever wonder, “What it would really be like to work in that office?” Then when they crash and burn, you imagine what it must have been like to be on that insane roller-coaster!That brings us to WeWork, which not long ago was buying up skyscrapers in cities all over the world to offer to customers as temporary workspaces. WeWork rocketed up to a value of $47 billion… and then totally crashed. Failed founder Adam Neumann walked away with more than a billion dollars while thousands of rank-and-file employees lost their jobs, stock options, everything.    Joanna Strange was a WeWork employee, she’s now at a company called Less Doing and is featured on a new Wondery podcast about the WeWork debacle called WeCrashed. Joanna’s here on SFW today to share a few hard-won lessons from that turbulent period.And later, Liz and Rico chat with listener Kat who’s trying to avoid an awkward exit interview.Then, Liz provides some book recommendations for listener Skyler, who’s seeking career advice via the written word. And finally, listener Brad gets a letter from our own Larry Seal with wisdom on whether Brad should leave his steady job for a fulfilling side gig.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.
Some people get all the breaks. How many of us have friends who can just fly by the seat of their pants, take risks and still come out at the top of their career game? If you’ve ever wondered how they do it, we’ve got an inside scoop today from indie-rock legend David Gedge! Gedge is one of Rico’s personal musical heroes, but more germaine to our purposes here, he’s is an inspiring example of pulling off a long-term career, on your own terms. And yes, it’s still a lot of hard work.We also have some news, dear listeners, and it’s well...not so fun. A few episodes from now, sad to say, we will be bidding you adieu. After two years and just over a hundred episodes, Safe For Work has reached its end. Our final episode will air March 30th.  You’ll still be able to hear Liz co-hosting her long-standing Wondery show Satellite Sisters. And in addition to hearing Rico as a fill-in host on L.A.’s own KCRW, he’s writing and producing a music miniseries for Wondery that will air later this year.Meanwhile we’re still taking your calls this episode. First up is listener Jess whose boss says she “advocates too much for her staff.” We’ll also play some Ling Bingo, by parsing the phrase, “I’m a little confused,” A.K.A. “You’re an idiot.”Finally, Liz and Rico chat with listener Nikki who’s trying to decide if she should stay at her stressful job or leave for a new gig, even though she may be addicted to the adrenaline of her current situation.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.THE SONG “I’M FROM FURTHER NORTH THAN YOU” IS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY DAVID GEDGE & SIMON CLEAVE. THE PUBLISHING OF GEDGE AND CLEAVE IS ADMINISTERED BY SENTRIC MUSIC OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EIRE, EXCEPT FOR IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHERE IT IS ADMINISTERED BY SUPERIOR MUSIC.THE SONG “RACHEL” IS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY DAVID GEDGE / PATRICK ALEXANDER / CHARLES LAYTON / SAMUEL BEER-PEARCE. THE PUBLISHING OF GEDGE, ALEXANDER, LAYTON AND  BEER-PEARCE IS ADMINISTERED BY SENTRIC MUSIC OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EIRE, EXCEPT FOR IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHERE IT IS ADMINISTERED BY SUPERIOR MUSIC.From our sponsors: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/safe.
It’s vampire time! Yes, it’s a weird way to introduce this episode. But we’re not talking about the Bram Stoker version of vampires. This episode is all about the kind of people (fully alive, not undead) who suck the joy and energy out of your work day, i.e. the “paranoids,” “histrionics” and “narcissists” that inevitably infiltrate most offices.In that vein, we’re taking a page, literally, from the book, “Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry” by Albert Bernstein. And joining us for a chat about how to throw open the curtains and burn these beasts with sunlight is the hilarious Akilah Hughes. She’s co-host of Crooked Media’s daily podcast “What A Day,” the author of a new memoir “Obviously: Stories From My Timeline,” a television correspondent for multiple networks, and just for kicks she’s also a popular YouTuber, stand-up comic and former Disney World employee. Workplace-wise, Akilah has seen it all. Then, listener Sara is competing with her subordinate for a new job--which is awkward, to say the least. And listener Cassie is trying to deal with being laid off, but having to stay in her company to train the new team. OUCH. Liz and Rico have some thoughts for Cassie on how to stay positive in this tough work situation. Last but not least, Liz and Rico read a letter from a listener who has been banned from every breakroom in her office, which makes us wonder if this anonymous listener has asked themselves why?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.From our sponsors:Try Freshbooks for FREE for 30 days at freshbooks.com/safe and enter Safe For Work in the "How Did You Hear About Us?" section to get started.
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Today we’re doing our favorite thing--taking your calls for (almost) the whole episode! We had so many great emails, that we wanted some extra time to chat work dilemmas with y’all. And while Liz and Rico love giving advice, it’s great when we can learn a few things from our callers.  Case in point, up first is listener Luc, who is having trouble choosing between two great job offers. Luc is also transgender and was kind enough to pass along the following workplace resources for the trans community: Learn how to update your documents: The National Center For Transgender Equality  Know Your Rights at work: Transgender Law Center National LGBTQ Task Force Legal help: Lambda LegalTransgender Legal Defense & Education Fund The National Center For Transgender Equality  Then, listener Carol wonders whether she should take the leap and go for some management training, when she’s not sure if being a manager is her cup of tea. And in this week’s MInd the Gap segment, Liz and Rico debate whether you should use emojis in work emails. Last but not least, we hear from listener Liliana, who is torn about whether to take a work opportunity that’s in line with her career trajectory, but not her pay grade.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.
Listen to Dying for Sex at wondery.fm/DFS9.When she’s diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, Molly decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. These experiences are beyond anything she could have imagined, so she shares the details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. The two best friends dissect these hilarious, often touching stories. And they growing even closer as they share Molly's journey together. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, death, sex, and what you do with the time you have left.
We’re starting today’s show with a question that hasn’t popped up in our inbox before: Should you be clean-shaven in your professional profile pictures? Listener Scott posed this to us in an email, and he’s calling in for a discussion on facial hair and whether that affects your chances of getting hired. And no, it really shouldn’t matter. Then, we address the subject of allyship both in and out of the office. What’s a success partner? How are they different?For more on that, we’re reaching out to Minda Hartz, one of the most interesting voices giving career advice out there. Minda started The Memo — a website that provides a forum and guidance for women of color in the workplace. She also has a new book entitled, “The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure a Seat at the table.”   And we end this episode with a letter from listener Sean, who had some high hopes for a promotion. Since his company’s merger, management has gone radio silent, about his new position. Liz and Rico chat about what that could mean for Sean’s job.  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.From our sponsors: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/safe.
Getting offered a promotion is supposed to be a good thing. It means your hard work is paying off and your employers are taking notice. But what if, along with all the responsibilities and pressure that comes with moving up to management, the person who’s position you’re filling is now your subordinate. In short, you’re doing a switcheroo with your boss. That’s exactly what our listener Ashley is preparing for. Today, we’re opening the show with her call, so Liz and Rico can give some tips on how to take charge, especially if her former boss doesn’t want to pass the baton. Then, we hear from listener Stephanie who was recently let go from her job in a pretty terrible way. And for our Work Pop segment, we’re going to further discuss how to *not* fire someone, with a look at a scene from the sports movie, “Moneyball.” Last but not least, we’re getting some intel about Google nightmares with fellow podcaster and former Google employee Sam Dingman. Dingman is the host of the podcast, Family Ghosts.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.
Liz and Rico are advice givers by trade, but that doesn’t mean they’re equipped to give advice about how best to *ask for* advice.  So, since getting the advice you need is a pretty important step in anyone’s work life, we called writer Anna Goldfarb, an expert on that subject. She wrote the article entitled, “The right way to ask ‘Can I Pick Your Brain?’” and is giving five ground rules for advice seekers in five-ish minutes. It’s a classic SFW segment we like to call “5-in-5.”Then, we’re getting into Lingo Bingo, which includes some not-so-pretty office jargon like “cannibalize.” Graphic! And we’ll also hear from listener Pam, who’s having some trouble escaping an overly-talkative colleague.Finally, listener Elizabeth, who was a caller from the show’s early days, has gotten a great job since her first chat with us. Now, she needs some advice on how to get more paid time off (A.K.A. our favorite version of time off).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.
It seems like it oughta be the dream position for an employee: You’re doing a gig you kinda like, but maybe they don’t pay you enough, or give you enough of a benefits package… And then, you get another job offer.  At last, you’re in the catbird seat! If your current gig wants to keep you, they’re gonna have to sweeten the pot. Then the new gig will offer even more to steal you!But then you’re gonna need to somehow play these two employers off each other without either of them resenting you for it. Here to guide us through that tightrope walk is Anna Goldfarb. She writes about relationships, careers and pop psychology for Vice, Medium and The Cut. Anna also wrote the New York Times article, “How to Gracefully Leverage an Outside Job Offer.”Then, we’re playing Lingo Bingo which includes some controversy about the word “optics.” And later, we hear from listener Wendy who needs a game plan on how to leave her first job out of college. Finally, Liz and Rico chat with listener Ellen, who is having a tough time with the receptionist at her new job.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.
We hear from a lot of listeners about the disconnect between their corporate culture and what the company SAYS their culture is.  For example, we recently had a caller named Carly who said her managers ruled by shame and fear but their corporate values called for them to be “Courgeously Forthright,” which would be hilarious if it weren’t so hard on people.  So when we got an email from a company named Tuthill about how they were shaping their culture, it got our attention. Chad Gabriel is Tuthill’s “Sherpa of Purpose” and he’s the host/narrator of the docu-series The Search For Aliveness. Today, Chad shares how being an actual human at the office can be good for everyone on the team.Then Liz and Rico analyze a clip from the NBC sitcom, “Superstore.” And discuss what that show says about giving feedback to employees. And later, we read a letter from a listener who’s having a hard time getting hired because of the stigma that comes with being a military spouse. For some advice from a person who’s been there, Liz and Rico turn to Erin of the blog, “The Deployment Diatribes.” Erin talks about her own experience being a military spouse and gives some tips on how to land a job, even if you have to move around a lot in service of your country. One of the resources Erin recommends is My Career Advancement Account. And last but not least we’ll hear from listener Catherine, all the way in New Zealand! Catherine is looking to make a career change and wants to know if she’s on the right path to take the leap.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.
In the name of the new year and new beginnings — on this first episode of 2020 we’re gonna be listening to stories… by turns wonderful, horrifying and hilarious… about people’s first days at work. And when the SFW team was talking about this around the office, Liz Dolan herself said she has a doozy worth kicking off the show with, at a little company called Nike.Then we continue our theme of “first day of work” stories with one of our favorite guests Quinn Cummings. As a kid, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the movie “The Goodbye Girl.” She’s now hosts a podcast called “Quinn Cummings Gives Bad Advice,” wherein she gives listeners hilarious, but actually often pretty solid advice about work, relationships, and more. Quinn’s here to share what her first day on a commercial set was like as a kid, still picking gravel out of her knee.And finally we’ll hear from listener Matthew, whose company holds employees accountable through a department-wide newsletter. Passive aggressive much?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.
So 12 months back, we ended 2018 with a couple of episodes in which Liz and Rico interviewed each other. This year, some other “Safe For Work” staffers are getting a shot at the spotlight, and stepping into the booth to talk about their surprising career paths.Up first is our producer, Audrey Ngo. She’s here to chat about going back to school after 30, and transitioning from a job as a makeup artist to the world of audio journalism. Then Liz and Rico chat with our sound engineer, Mischa Stanton. Mischa’s discussing their  career path in audio and sound design, which led to some pretty interesting projects including work with a little-known company called Marvel.And in this week’s Work Pop segment, we’re turning to the NBC sitcom “Superstore” to see what that show says about workplace efficiency.Last but not least, we’ll chat with listener Cait who isn’t too happy with her new position in sales at her company, but wonders if she should just grin and bear it.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 few weeks ago we asked you, dear listeners, to write us with your favorite upbeat work-centric stories, including your own career triumphs of 2019.Well (as expected), you didn’t disappoint. We’ll be hearing your stories throughout the show. Starting with a listener who’s also been an expert guest here on SFW, Kristen Meinzer. Kristen is an author and host of many podcasts including By The Book. She was also our first guest of the year back in January, when among other things we talked about about how she’d just been laid off. Today, if you look up “resilience” in the dictionary, Kristin’s picture should be right there next to it. She’s had a banner 2019, which among other things, now finds her as an expert on “royal subjects.” She’s here to tell us all about it.And in keeping with this them of “work wins,” throughout the show we’re sprinkling in a few feel-good work stories from 2019, including a man who managed to get hundreds of job offers by passing out his resume on the side of the road, a janitor who ended up getting his nursing degree at the university where he worked and a group in West Virginia who helped unemployed miners make a living by having them raise bees and sell honey. Then Liz and Rico chat with listener Briony, who’s transitioned into a role that’s less emotionally taxing at the university where she works. Briony’s also got a great “first job” story about a gig in an esoteric bookstore. We also hear from listener Crystal, who’s sharing a feel-good story about the school where she teaches in Houston. And how during a flood, their kitchen staff banded together to make dinner for the students after the storm.Finally, we end this super-positive episode with listener Jazmyne who found a light at the end of the tunnel at a job that wasn’t satisfying her, and even got some help with her clinical depression.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.
We’ve all heard about digital detoxes, and why they’re worth undertaking. But that’s usually put in the context of its impact on our lives outside of work. So what do we gain from shutting off our screens at work? For a lot of us, our work happens almost entirely on screens! For some practical tips on “going analog.” today we’re talking with Digital Detox and Human Connection Expert Holland Haiis. Holland is going to do a (kinda) quickfire round of our 5-in-5 segment. This is when we pose a problem to a guest, and they give us five quick solutions, in five-ish minutes. It’s really the most efficient way to conduct an interview ;).Then listener Elizabeth is afraid she won’t survive her probation period at a new gig, after moving from the U.S. to Switzerland for the job in question.And Liz and Rico chat with listener Maya who wants to know how to get paid what she’s worth, after underselling herself during her recent promotion.Last but not least, an anonymous caller wants some strategies on ending her boss’s string of meaningless meetings: a.k.a. THE WORST.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.
We’ve all been there. Sometimes our emotions or the heat of the moment sweep away all wisdom or self-restraint, and we say something in a work setting that makes us wish we could rewind history.Alas, time doesn’t work that way. So for some tips on how to smooth over the potentially career-killing rough patch you’ve just made for yourself, we’re welcoming back Joseph Grenny.  He is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, and a leading social scientist for business performance. Grenny’s here to show us how to recover from blunders that could have long time effects on your career.Then later, listener Dave is trying to figure out how to save his health and his sanity, as he climbs the corporate ladder. And listener Susan is hoping to have a fresh start with her new boss, despite a questionable review from her old one.Lastly, we turn to you, dear listeners! Some of you were super helpful and wrote in with advice for our recent caller, Michelle, a Ph.D. student who was on our show a few weeks back, asking about how to dodge her nightmare of a supervisor.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.
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Oveyed Neissi

I see it is important to me that listen to..thank you so much. oveyed neissi

Dec 6th
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I Hope Someone Relates

Feel for the woman in the position with her boss's sister. In the SAME situation with a cousin of my boss. After 4 meetings, still no change. So... on job market.

Oct 7th
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I Hope Someone Relates

Prison break!!!!! I can totally relate to that man at the end. I am twins with that guy!!!

Oct 4th
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Kita Hall

It sounds like this woman just wanted to vent. She sounds paranoid too. I had to skip through her section. If you don't know the basics then put in the extra time/effort to get the basics dummy.

Oct 3rd
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Jay Krissy

I wanted to do my MS in emergency management.. Preya..should try applying to FEMA

Aug 28th
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Jay Krissy

5 in 5👍👍

Aug 21st
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darnell henry

unsubscribe

Aug 5th
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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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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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