We’re Celebrating 2019 Work Wins!
A few weeks ago we asked you, dear listeners, to write us with your favorite upbeat work-centric stories, including your own career triumphs of 2019.
Well (as expected), you didn’t disappoint. We’ll be hearing your stories throughout the show. Starting with a listener who’s also been an expert guest here on SFW, Kristen Meinzer. Kristen is an author and host of many podcasts including By The Book. She was also our first guest of the year back in January, when among other things we talked about about how she’d just been laid off. Today, if you look up “resilience” in the dictionary, Kristin’s picture should be right there next to it. She’s had a banner 2019, which among other things, now finds her as an expert on “royal subjects.” She’s here to tell us all about it.
And in keeping with this them of “work wins,” throughout the show we’re sprinkling in a few feel-good work stories from 2019, including a man who managed to get hundreds of job offers by passing out his resume on the side of the road, a janitor who ended up getting his nursing degree at the university where he worked and a group in West Virginia who helped unemployed miners make a living by having them raise bees and sell honey.
Then Liz and Rico chat with listener Briony, who’s transitioned into a role that’s less emotionally taxing at the university where she works. Briony’s also got a great “first job” story about a gig in an esoteric bookstore.
We also hear from listener Crystal, who’s sharing a feel-good story about the school where she teaches in Houston. And how during a flood, their kitchen staff banded together to make dinner for the students after the storm.
Finally, we end this super-positive episode with listener Jazmyne who found a light at the end of the tunnel at a job that wasn’t satisfying her, and even got some help with her clinical depression.
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.