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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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“Modern Elders” And Making Age An Asset At Work
Chip Conley, entrepreneur and author of the book Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, joins us to discuss how we can fight against ageism in the workplace by reconsidering what it means to be, or to work with, an “elder.” Chip tells us about how his time as a mentor/intern (or as he calls it, a “mentern”) at Airbnb shaped how he approaches his younger colleagues, and how embracing and celebrating the wisdom one gains with age is crucial for older workers in today’s workplace. Then, Liz and Rico help a listener who’s looking for a new job in their mid-60s, and we talk with Karen Whitehead, who went back to school in her mid-40s to facilitate a dramatic career change. And finally, a Safe For Work listener shares a very NOT safe for work story about changing in the first-floor bathroom.If you have a “not safe for work” story that you want to share (you know, something that you’ll never forget, and you still can’t believe it even happened at your office), then we want to hear from you! Leave us a voicemail at 424-224-5711, or send us an email at Safe@Wondery.com. And 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, and 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 An Action Plan For 2019

2019-01-0700:37:2210

Envisioning A Better Work-Life For 2019
We made it to the new year, and we’re kicking things off with a two-part series about making positive changes to your work-life in 2019. On today’s episode, our very own Coach Larry Seal joins us with the five questions we should ask ourselves to figure out what we want to improve when it comes to work, from the big career changes to the small tweaks that will make your work-life better. Then, tech journalist and author Manoush Zomorodi talks about quitting her public radio job and diving into the world of cryptocurrency on her podcast ZigZag, and how zoning out can make you more productive. And therapist Robine Bots, founder of Harmony Farm Sanctuary, tells us how she left her “soul-sucking job” to start a sanctuary for rescued farm animals that also gives back to its community.Find Manoush’s podcast ZigZag here on Apple Podcasts, and read up on the science behind boredom in her book Bored and Brilliant.Read more about the work Robine’s doing at Harmony Farm Sanctuary on their website.Don’t forget that we want to hear about how you make your commute more interesting! Leave us a voicemail at 424-224-5711, or send us an email at Safe@Wondery.com. And 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, and 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.
Getting To Know Liz Dolan
We’re celebrating the end of the year by releasing two episodes that turn the focus onto our lovely hosts, and while we’re covering Rico next week, this episode is all about the one and only Liz Dolan. First, we’re joined by none other than one of Liz’s first coworkers, and she tells us all about what Liz was like as a child (and if she’s changed at all since then). Then, Rico interviews Liz Dolan herself; topics include studying Comparative Literature in college, arriving at Nike during the birth of the “Just Do It,” campaign, and the genesis of #StayNoisy. And Liz answers your questions about working with Oprah.As we mention in the episode, we wanna hear about how you make your commute more interesting! Leave us a voicemail at 424-224-5711, or send us an email at Safe@Wondery.com. We’re also working on an episode featuring your New Year’s Resolutions for your work-life, so send those in as well. And 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, and 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.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Nectar Sleep  - Get a 365-day risk free trial, $125 off, free shipping, and 2 free premium pillows when you purchase a mattress at NectarSleep.com/safeSubscribe to The Growth Show by Hubspot wherever you listen to Safe For Work

Getting To Know Liz Dolan

2018-12-2400:37:112

A Very Special Not Safe For Work Episode
That’s right, folks, it’s time to cleanse ourselves of our workplace sins before the new year begins, and boy, do y’all have some stories to tell. Topics include vomit (of course), ice-packs for vasectomy recovery, stealing office supplies from bosses who wronged us, and a photo of a coworker’s newborn daughter...that also features that male coworker completely nude on the edge of the photo. Then, writer/former child star/former talent agent Quinn Cummings shares a workplace story that’s still the subject of hushed Hollywood whispers to this day. And some of your favorite Wondery hosts talk about out-of-control attack dogs on movie sets, crawling through sewers, and getting paid to read obituaries at a country music radio station.As Liz and Rico say near the end of today’s episode, this doesn’t have to be a yearly thing! If you have an outrageous, unbelievable, truth-is-stranger-than-fiction story about something that happened to you at work, we want to hear about it. Leave us a voicemail at 424-224-5711, or send us an email at Safe@Wondery.com. We’re also working on an episode featuring your New Year’s Resolutions for your work-life, so send us an email to be featured on the show. And 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 — and don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!TalkSpace- Get $40 off your first month by visiting TalkSpace.com/safe and using code "Safe"The New Yorker Magazine - Subscribe at NewYorker.com/safe and save 50% by using code Safe at checkout.
Finding The Right Coach/Therapist For Your Career
A listener of ours wrote in with a question about her burned-out, aimless husband: should he see an executive coach? A life coach? A therapist? Fortunately, we’re pretty tight with an executive coach, our very own Coach Larry Seal, so he joins us today to talk about the strengths of each of these specialists, and how to tell when it’s time to seek some more advice about your career. Then, Liz and Rico help listeners Emily, whose boss is being weirdly resistant to updating her job title, and James, whose side hustle is taking off...but now he’s feeling guilty about neglecting his main gig. And we debate some maybe possibly Bad Advice, like the old standby, “Fake it til you make it.”You can find out more about Coach Larry Seal at http://www.engagedleadership.com/We’re working on an episode about our work-life New Year’s resolutions, so if you have grand plans for your career in 2019, we wanna hear about ‘em! Leave us a voicemail at 424-224-5711, or send us an email at Safe@Wondery.com. And as always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email’s also Safe@Wondery.com. Weird, huh?) You can also find us on Twitter — we’re @SafeFor Work — and don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!The New Yorker Magazine - Subscribe at NewYorker.com/safe and save 50% by using code Safe at checkout.Subscribe to The Growth Show by Hubspot wherever you listen to Safe For Work
Grammar Girl’s Quick And Dirty Tips For Language At The Office
Mignon Fogarty, also known as Grammar Girl, joins us today to answer your questions about language in the workplace: like, “Is it one space or two after a period,” or “Can I use ‘asap’ in a work email,” or the classic, “Why do we love verbing our nouns?” Then, Liz and Rico go over your passive-aggressive email techniques and touch on some more Lingo Bingo oddities (bonus points if y’all can make “frippery” catch on at your office). And we help listeners Lisa, whose talent evaluation took a weird turn with questions like, “Do you feel your parents sacrificed for you, why or why not,” and Tom, who’s leaving his first job but doesn’t know how or when to break the news to his boss.You can find Grammar Girl’s podcast, “Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing,” here on Apple Podcasts, and you can read more on her website, https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/Don’t forget! We’re working on a bunch of special episodes (Liz & Rico AMAs, your ultimate office, and a very NOT Safe For Work episode), so if you have a question, don't hesitate to send us an email. You can reach us at Safe@Wondery.com, or you can leave us a voicemail at 424-224-5711. You can also find us on Twitter — we’re @SafeFor Work — and don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano.Support this show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter -  Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/safeSalsa Basket - Get10% off your first order and free shipping when you use code safe at salsa-basket.com
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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

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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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