The Problem With ‘Work/Life Balance’
If there’s one issue dominating our topics of conversation on the show, except possibly how to ask for a raise, it’s how to achieve that mythical zen goal of perfect work/life balance. But today’s guest, work environment sociologist and author Tracy Brower, says we’re thinking about work/life balance all wrong. She explained her opposition to the popular term in a recent Fast Company magazine article, and joins Liz and Rico for a rundown of her approach to making our professions and personal lives gel.
Then, we’re hearing from listener Mindy, who’s deciding whether to confront the terrible boss who almost fired her. And in this week’s Bad Advice segment, we’re digging into some job search tips you should avoid. Cover letters matter, people!
Finally, listener Fiona chats with Liz and Rico about a SFW favorite topic: taking time off from work.
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.