Avoiding Burnout When You’re Always Available
Despite the large number of benefits they’ve put into the world, technologies like email, iPhones, and instant messaging have blurred the lines between when we are and aren’t available for work. So on today’s show, BuzzFeed News’s Anne Helen Petersen, author of the hugely viral article How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, talks about how we can avoid the creep of digital burnout that’s coming for all of us, regardless of our generational identity. Then, Liz and Rico help listeners Joan, who’s looking to leave a new job after she was misled in a drawn-out interview process, and Erika, who can’t stand using her company’s instant messenger of choice. And we debate whether or not it’s a good idea to use a gimmick to get your foot in the door when applying to a job.
You can read more of Anne Helen Petersen’s work at BuzzFeed News.
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.