Finding Comedy in a Workplace Battlefield
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.
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