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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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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.
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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.
We get emails from listeners who toil at a whole range of jobs. But lately, we’ve been hearing from more folks in an industry that, not long ago, you wouldn’t even admit to being part of for fear of doing jail time. This is about---you guessed it--cannabis! For an inside look at that “field,” Liz and Rico are joined today by Jim McAlpine, founder of the marijuana legalization campaign “CannaDads” and co-founder of Green Sky Strategy, a consulting firm for the cannabis industry.   Then Liz and Rico chat with listener Aimee, a woman who’s having a hard time trusting her company president. And we’ll hear from listener Katie, who stood up to workplace discrimination...and faced the consequences.Finally, Liz and Rico take a call from listener Ann, who’s worried her colleagues may resent her potential new supervisory role. 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.
Making Work Meetings Count

Making Work Meetings Count

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If you’ve ever done an epic eye roll when staff meeting invites pop-up on your screen, we’ve got a secret weapon to making those encounters worth your time. Her name is Priya Parker, author of the book, “The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters.” Priya joins Liz and Rico today to tell us how to make everything from dinner parties to mundane office meetings (gasp) actually productive. And that includes embracing “good controversy.”Then we’ll hear from listener Lauren, who wants Liz and Rico’s blessing to leave her job without another gig lined up. And listener Lynn, who needs advice on how to get out of a career slump. Finally we’ll hear from listener Hannah who can’t get her colleagues to embrace all the tools our digital age has to offer. Email is not the only way, people!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 talked a lot on the show about ways to stay sane as a remote worker, but managing a remote team is a whole different animal. So we’ve called on David Deacon, author of “The Self Determined Manager: A Manifesto for Exceptional People Managers,” to shed light on how bosses can help their employees feel like part of the team, even from halfway around the world. Then, Liz and Rico will chat with listener Jenn, who just stepped into a new role at her company, but can’t escape her terrible boss. And we hear from listener Stephanie, who’s been building up her side hustle and wants some advice on how to inject that gig into her resume. Finally, Liz and Rico talk to listener Sarah, who wants to know how to get job security at a cannabis startup where she’s been dubbed “Wonder Woman” for her impressive job skills. 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.You can hear ad-free new episodes of Safe For Work plus our full archive, also completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code ‘WONDERY’.
Regular SFW listeners may recall a tale of Rico’s, where he suddenly quit a less-than-ideal video store gig by hurling a bag of popcorn to the floor and storming out. We can all agree that’s not the best way to exit a job. But what can we learn from people who leave their jobs in a blaze of glory? For some insight, we hear from Refinery29 career and personal finance writer Ludmila Leiva, who recently wrote an article about “rage quitting.” Then we’ll hear from listener Lisa, who asked a recruiter for a certain salary range, but realized she asked for too little and wants to take it back. And listener Michael wants to quit his toxic company, but has too many variables keeping him there. He gets some advice on how to deal.Finally, Liz and Rico speak to listener Jen, who’s perfectly happy with her position, but would like to know the best way to respectfully decline a promotion, while still looking like a team player. Jen also shares how she’s on-track to retire at 50!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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We’re celebrating a big birthday today on Safe For Work with our own Coach Larry Seal! And he’s decided to party with us by offering some classic SFW advice to a listener who’s tried everything in our playbook to get her boss to delegate: A.K.A. What to do when you can’t trick your bad boss into thinking the solution is their idea.Then Liz and Rico chat with a woman who’s having a hard time staying afloat at work because of a lack of direction from management. And in this week’s Work Pop segment, we’re looking into one of Liz’s favorite shows, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to see what the beloved sitcom has to teach us about office boundaries. Noice! Last but not least, we’ll hear from listener Jaime who’s got some questions about how to deal with her frustrating boss, and whether she should consider taking on her old 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.
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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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