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Safe For Work

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Safe For Work
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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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“Should I Stay Or Should I Go.” It’s not just a classic punk tune, it’s a question you, our apparently totally punk listeners, ask us pretty much every week. When is it time to leave a job? And how do you go about doing it? Tess Vigeland feels your pain. She’s a journalist, writer and podcast host. And maybe her proudest gig was being Rico’s boss years ago! Vigeland left a successful but draining career to pursue her dreams, and even wrote a book about it. It’s called “Leap.” She chats with Liz and Rico today about how she was able to make that change. Then we hear from listener Kaitlin who wants to know the magic formula to hire the right person. For some extra tips on how to find a great employee, here’s an article by SFW regular expert guest Kat Boogard, writer at The Muse. And in this week’s Bad Advice segment, Liz and Rico hash it out about how much management should share with their team. Last but not least, listener Patricia needs some help with some tricky office ...

38 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Knowing When to Ditch Your Gig

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“Loyalty” is generally considered a pretty positive word. But it can have some negative consequences when you’re talking about a workplace: i.e. staying in a toxic situation when a better job offer awaits. Yes, this is a dilemma that you, our listeners, have written to us about. For a rundown on some employee loyalty data, and a reminder to keep your best interests front and center, Liz and Rico chat today with UK-based business writer, Alicia Clegg. Alicia will also discuss her recent Financial Times article, “Too Much Loyalty Does Neither The Company Nor the Employee Much Good.” Speaking of employee loyalty, we’ll hear from listener Amber who, after some pretty tough conflicts with her boss, wonders if she should ditch the company she works for, leaving it short-staffed during its busiest time of the year. And in this week’s Lingo Bingo, we determine whether “double-click” should have a double-meaning. Last but not least, listener Chris chats with Liz and Rico about strategies to avoid sharing a space with some annoying colleagues. 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. Subscribe to Imagined Life on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to Safe For Work.

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It’s just a fact of working life: Your employer is watching you. But are you aware of the extent to which it’s happening? Let’s just say it’s pretty extensive. For some details on this, Liz and Rico chat today with Sarah Krouse. She’s a Telecom reporter for the Wall Street Journal who recently wrote a piece with the self-explanatory title, “The New Ways Your Boss Is Spying on You.” And after Sarah’s interview, Liz presents a couple company surveillance scenarios to Rico and asks him to guess if they were deemed unlawful or not in a suit. Then, we’ll hear from listener Jess who’s lamenting a workless workplace--a situation that’s not as carefree as it seems. And later, Liz and Rico chat with listener Natalie, who’s dealing with some “annoying email practices” from her colleague. 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.

38 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Can You Tell If Your Boss Is Spying On You?

Liz and Rico Take YOUR Calls, Dear Listeners!

Today on SFW, we’re going to use the phone for its God-given purpose: to communicate with a whole bunch of listeners! Yep, our entire episode is dedicated to conversations with you, our podcast people, about your career questions, problems, and successes. Because talking with you is really our favorite thing to do. First up, we have listener Stacey, who has a really great problem on her hands: an intern that’s perhaps too helpful. Then Liz gives a “Board of Directors 101” lesson to Adrian, who’s planning to join a corporate board in the next few years. We’ll also hear from Michelle, who’s not quite sure how to deal with a distracting co-worker. And last, but not least, we have Leia, who’s sharing her story about going on job interviews when she was up to 9 months pregnant, and how she addressed that “elephant in the room.” 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...

33 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Liz and Rico Take YOUR Calls, Dear Listeners!

How To Protect Yourself from Hackers at Work

Now more than ever, our work lives happen online. And that means more of our work records, including information we’d prefer not to get into the wrong hands, are stored in our computers and in the cloud… ripe for nefarious types to steal. So here to offer some digital-security ideas that your company might not have trained you to consider, is Stephanie Carruthers. She’s what’s called a “white hat” hacker, with the very James Bond-y handle “Snow.” Stephanie joins Liz and Rico today for a quick-fire round of the SFW classic, “5 in 5,” with 5 cybersecurity strengthening questions in 5-ish minutes Then in this week’s Lingo Bingo, we’ll go through a list of phrases submitted by you, Dear Listeners, including an innuendo that should probably be retired from the office. Then listener Elyse returns to the show with a love story that’s made for some complicated work logistics. And later, we’ll hear from listener Jill who needs some tips on how to pare down her resume. If you need even more ideas, feel free to go back to our July 8 episode with master-resume writer Emily Kapit. 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. A note from our sponsors: Treat yourself to your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com.

36 MINAUG 19
Comments
How To Protect Yourself from Hackers at Work

The Exit Interview of your Dreams

One of the biggest work stories in the last several years has gotta be the push for more diversity of all kinds in the workforce. And not just because it’s morally the right thing to do, but also because it’s good business. While there’s more awareness of that than ever, there’s the inevitable parallel phenomenon: pushback from workers and management who are weary of talking about it. Diversity Consultant and Sacred Heart University Professor Janice Gassam has given that phenomenon a name: “diversity fatigue.” Gassam joins us today to talk about why some people feel burned out on diversity and inclusion training, and what can be done to help everyone in the office be more receptive to it. But first, Liz and Rico let listener Deanna have a fantasy exit interview, one where it’s okay to air her grievances. And in our Work Pop segment, we’re looking back at the hilarious Comedy Central sitcom “Broad City,” and what that show can tell us about the perils of intern life. Then l...

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Comments
The Exit Interview of your Dreams

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Comments
Introverts, You’ve Got This! Navigating The Social Work Scene

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