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Safe For Work

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Safe For Work

Safe For Work

Wondery

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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.

Latest Episodes

We’re Taking Your Calls, Dear Listeners!

Today we’re doing our favorite thing--taking your calls for (almost) the whole episode! We had so many great emails, that we wanted some extra time to chat work dilemmas with y’all. And while Liz and Rico love giving advice, it’s great when we can learn a few things from our callers. Case in point, up first is listener Luc, who is having trouble choosing between two great job offers. Luc is also transgender and was kind enough to pass along the following workplace resources for the trans community: Learn how to update your documents: The National Center For Transgender Equality Know Your Rights at work: Transgender Law Center National LGBTQ Task Force Legal help: Lambda Legal Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund The National Center For Transgender Equality Then, listener Carol wonders whether she should take the leap and go for some management training, when she’s not sure if being a manager is her cup of tea. And in this week’s MInd the Gap segment, Liz and Rico debate w...

34 MIN20 h ago
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We’re Taking Your Calls, Dear Listeners!

Introducing Dying for Sex

EListen to Dying for Sex at wondery.fm/DFS9. When she’s diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, Molly decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. These experiences are beyond anything she could have imagined, so she shares the details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. The two best friends dissect these hilarious, often touching stories. And they growing even closer as they share Molly's journey together. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, death, sex, and what you do with the time you have left.

7 MIN5 d ago
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Introducing Dying for Sex

Facial Hair At Work: Yay or Nay?

We’re starting today’s show with a question that hasn’t popped up in our inbox before: Should you be clean-shaven in your professional profile pictures? Listener Scott posed this to us in an email, and he’s calling in for a discussion on facial hair and whether that affects your chances of getting hired. And no, it really shouldn’t matter. Then, we address the subject of allyship both in and out of the office. What’s a success partner? How are they different? For more on that, we’re reaching out to Minda Hartz, one of the most interesting voices giving career advice out there. Minda started The Memo — a website that provides a forum and guidance for women of color in the workplace. She also has a new book entitled, “The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure a Seat at the table.” And we end this episode with a letter from listener Sean, who had some high hopes for a promotion. Since his company’s merger, management has gone radio silent, about his new position. Liz and Rico chat about what that could mean for Sean’s job. 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. From our sponsors: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/safe.

26 MIN1 w ago
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Facial Hair At Work: Yay or Nay?

What To Do When Your Boss Becomes Your Subordinate

Getting offered a promotion is supposed to be a good thing. It means your hard work is paying off and your employers are taking notice. But what if, along with all the responsibilities and pressure that comes with moving up to management, the person who’s position you’re filling is now your subordinate. In short, you’re doing a switcheroo with your boss. That’s exactly what our listener Ashley is preparing for. Today, we’re opening the show with her call, so Liz and Rico can give some tips on how to take charge, especially if her former boss doesn’t want to pass the baton. Then, we hear from listener Stephanie who was recently let go from her job in a pretty terrible way. And for our Work Pop segment, we’re going to further discuss how to *not* fire someone, with a look at a scene from the sports movie, “Moneyball.” Last but not least, we’re getting some intel about Google nightmares with fellow podcaster and former Google employee Sam Dingman. Dingman is the host of the podcast, Family Ghosts. 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.

36 MIN2 w ago
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What To Do When Your Boss Becomes Your Subordinate

Introducing WeCrashed

The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company — but did it ever match the reality? Subscribe today: wondery.fm/wecrashedSFW

5 MIN2 w ago
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Introducing WeCrashed

How To Ask For Advice Without the Old 'Picking Someone's Brain'

Liz and Rico are advice givers by trade, but that doesn’t mean they’re equipped to give advice about how best to *ask for* advice. So, since getting the advice you need is a pretty important step in anyone’s work life, we called writer Anna Goldfarb, an expert on that subject. She wrote the article entitled, “The right way to ask ‘Can I Pick Your Brain?’” and is giving five ground rules for advice seekers in five-ish minutes. It’s a classic SFW segment we like to call “5-in-5.” Then, we’re getting into Lingo Bingo, which includes some not-so-pretty office jargon like “cannibalize.” Graphic! And we’ll also hear from listener Pam, who’s having some trouble escaping an overly-talkative colleague. Finally, listener Elizabeth, who was a caller from the show’s early days, has gotten a great job since her first chat with us. Now, she needs some advice on how to get more paid time off (A.K.A. our favorite version of time off). As always, if you've got a burning workplace que...

35 MIN3 w ago
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How To Ask For Advice Without the Old 'Picking Someone's Brain'

How to Leverage An Outside Offer... with Grace

It seems like it oughta be the dream position for an employee: You’re doing a gig you kinda like, but maybe they don’t pay you enough, or give you enough of a benefits package… And then, you get another job offer. At last, you’re in the catbird seat! If your current gig wants to keep you, they’re gonna have to sweeten the pot. Then the new gig will offer even more to steal you! But then you’re gonna need to somehow play these two employers off each other without either of them resenting you for it. Here to guide us through that tightrope walk is Anna Goldfarb. She writes about relationships, careers and pop psychology for Vice, Medium and The Cut. Anna also wrote the New York Times article, “How to Gracefully Leverage an Outside Job Offer.” Then, we’re playing Lingo Bingo which includes some controversy about the word “optics.” And later, we hear from listener Wendy who needs a game plan on how to leave her first job out of college. Finally, Liz and Rico chat with listene...

40 MINJAN 20
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How to Leverage An Outside Offer... with Grace

Introducing What Should I Read Next?

This is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week Anne Bogel of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy,shares conversations about tackle books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read. Subscribe now: http://wondery.fm/WhatShoudlReadNext

10 MINJAN 17
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Introducing What Should I Read Next?

Creating Positive Work Culture

We hear from a lot of listeners about the disconnect between their corporate culture and what the company SAYS their culture is. For example, we recently had a caller named Carly who said her managers ruled by shame and fear but their corporate values called for them to be “Courgeously Forthright,” which would be hilarious if it weren’t so hard on people. So when we got an email from a company named Tuthill about how they were shaping their culture, it got our attention. Chad Gabriel is Tuthill’s “Sherpa of Purpose” and he’s the host/narrator of the docu-series The Search For Aliveness. Today, Chad shares how being an actual human at the office can be good for everyone on the team. Then Liz and Rico analyze a clip from the NBC sitcom, “Superstore.” And discuss what that show says about giving feedback to employees. And later, we read a letter from a listener who’s having a hard time getting hired because of the stigma that comes with being a military spouse. For some advic...

40 MINJAN 13
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Creating Positive Work Culture

Kick Off 2020 with Our Favorite First Day of Work Stories

In the name of the new year and new beginnings — on this first episode of 2020 we’re gonna be listening to stories… by turns wonderful, horrifying and hilarious… about people’s first days at work. And when the SFW team was talking about this around the office, Liz Dolan herself said she has a doozy worth kicking off the show with, at a little company called Nike. Then we continue our theme of “first day of work” stories with one of our favorite guests Quinn Cummings. As a kid, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the movie “The Goodbye Girl.” She’s now hosts a podcast called “Quinn Cummings Gives Bad Advice,” wherein she gives listeners hilarious, but actually often pretty solid advice about work, relationships, and more. Quinn’s here to share what her first day on a commercial set was like as a kid, still picking gravel out of her knee. And finally we’ll hear from listener Matthew, whose company holds employees accountable through a department-wide newslette...

26 MINJAN 6
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Kick Off 2020 with Our Favorite First Day of Work Stories

Latest Episodes

We’re Taking Your Calls, Dear Listeners!

Today we’re doing our favorite thing--taking your calls for (almost) the whole episode! We had so many great emails, that we wanted some extra time to chat work dilemmas with y’all. And while Liz and Rico love giving advice, it’s great when we can learn a few things from our callers. Case in point, up first is listener Luc, who is having trouble choosing between two great job offers. Luc is also transgender and was kind enough to pass along the following workplace resources for the trans community: Learn how to update your documents: The National Center For Transgender Equality Know Your Rights at work: Transgender Law Center National LGBTQ Task Force Legal help: Lambda Legal Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund The National Center For Transgender Equality Then, listener Carol wonders whether she should take the leap and go for some management training, when she’s not sure if being a manager is her cup of tea. And in this week’s MInd the Gap segment, Liz and Rico debate w...

34 MIN20 h ago
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We’re Taking Your Calls, Dear Listeners!

Introducing Dying for Sex

EListen to Dying for Sex at wondery.fm/DFS9. When she’s diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, Molly decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. These experiences are beyond anything she could have imagined, so she shares the details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. The two best friends dissect these hilarious, often touching stories. And they growing even closer as they share Molly's journey together. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, death, sex, and what you do with the time you have left.

7 MIN5 d ago
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Introducing Dying for Sex

Facial Hair At Work: Yay or Nay?

We’re starting today’s show with a question that hasn’t popped up in our inbox before: Should you be clean-shaven in your professional profile pictures? Listener Scott posed this to us in an email, and he’s calling in for a discussion on facial hair and whether that affects your chances of getting hired. And no, it really shouldn’t matter. Then, we address the subject of allyship both in and out of the office. What’s a success partner? How are they different? For more on that, we’re reaching out to Minda Hartz, one of the most interesting voices giving career advice out there. Minda started The Memo — a website that provides a forum and guidance for women of color in the workplace. She also has a new book entitled, “The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure a Seat at the table.” And we end this episode with a letter from listener Sean, who had some high hopes for a promotion. Since his company’s merger, management has gone radio silent, about his new position. Liz and Rico chat about what that could mean for Sean’s job. 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. From our sponsors: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/safe.

26 MIN1 w ago
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Facial Hair At Work: Yay or Nay?

What To Do When Your Boss Becomes Your Subordinate

Getting offered a promotion is supposed to be a good thing. It means your hard work is paying off and your employers are taking notice. But what if, along with all the responsibilities and pressure that comes with moving up to management, the person who’s position you’re filling is now your subordinate. In short, you’re doing a switcheroo with your boss. That’s exactly what our listener Ashley is preparing for. Today, we’re opening the show with her call, so Liz and Rico can give some tips on how to take charge, especially if her former boss doesn’t want to pass the baton. Then, we hear from listener Stephanie who was recently let go from her job in a pretty terrible way. And for our Work Pop segment, we’re going to further discuss how to *not* fire someone, with a look at a scene from the sports movie, “Moneyball.” Last but not least, we’re getting some intel about Google nightmares with fellow podcaster and former Google employee Sam Dingman. Dingman is the host of the podcast, Family Ghosts. 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.

36 MIN2 w ago
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What To Do When Your Boss Becomes Your Subordinate

Introducing WeCrashed

The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company — but did it ever match the reality? Subscribe today: wondery.fm/wecrashedSFW

5 MIN2 w ago
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Introducing WeCrashed

How To Ask For Advice Without the Old 'Picking Someone's Brain'

Liz and Rico are advice givers by trade, but that doesn’t mean they’re equipped to give advice about how best to *ask for* advice. So, since getting the advice you need is a pretty important step in anyone’s work life, we called writer Anna Goldfarb, an expert on that subject. She wrote the article entitled, “The right way to ask ‘Can I Pick Your Brain?’” and is giving five ground rules for advice seekers in five-ish minutes. It’s a classic SFW segment we like to call “5-in-5.” Then, we’re getting into Lingo Bingo, which includes some not-so-pretty office jargon like “cannibalize.” Graphic! And we’ll also hear from listener Pam, who’s having some trouble escaping an overly-talkative colleague. Finally, listener Elizabeth, who was a caller from the show’s early days, has gotten a great job since her first chat with us. Now, she needs some advice on how to get more paid time off (A.K.A. our favorite version of time off). As always, if you've got a burning workplace que...

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How To Ask For Advice Without the Old 'Picking Someone's Brain'

How to Leverage An Outside Offer... with Grace

It seems like it oughta be the dream position for an employee: You’re doing a gig you kinda like, but maybe they don’t pay you enough, or give you enough of a benefits package… And then, you get another job offer. At last, you’re in the catbird seat! If your current gig wants to keep you, they’re gonna have to sweeten the pot. Then the new gig will offer even more to steal you! But then you’re gonna need to somehow play these two employers off each other without either of them resenting you for it. Here to guide us through that tightrope walk is Anna Goldfarb. She writes about relationships, careers and pop psychology for Vice, Medium and The Cut. Anna also wrote the New York Times article, “How to Gracefully Leverage an Outside Job Offer.” Then, we’re playing Lingo Bingo which includes some controversy about the word “optics.” And later, we hear from listener Wendy who needs a game plan on how to leave her first job out of college. Finally, Liz and Rico chat with listene...

40 MINJAN 20
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How to Leverage An Outside Offer... with Grace

Introducing What Should I Read Next?

This is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week Anne Bogel of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy,shares conversations about tackle books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read. Subscribe now: http://wondery.fm/WhatShoudlReadNext

10 MINJAN 17
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Introducing What Should I Read Next?

Creating Positive Work Culture

We hear from a lot of listeners about the disconnect between their corporate culture and what the company SAYS their culture is. For example, we recently had a caller named Carly who said her managers ruled by shame and fear but their corporate values called for them to be “Courgeously Forthright,” which would be hilarious if it weren’t so hard on people. So when we got an email from a company named Tuthill about how they were shaping their culture, it got our attention. Chad Gabriel is Tuthill’s “Sherpa of Purpose” and he’s the host/narrator of the docu-series The Search For Aliveness. Today, Chad shares how being an actual human at the office can be good for everyone on the team. Then Liz and Rico analyze a clip from the NBC sitcom, “Superstore.” And discuss what that show says about giving feedback to employees. And later, we read a letter from a listener who’s having a hard time getting hired because of the stigma that comes with being a military spouse. For some advic...

40 MINJAN 13
Comments
Creating Positive Work Culture

Kick Off 2020 with Our Favorite First Day of Work Stories

In the name of the new year and new beginnings — on this first episode of 2020 we’re gonna be listening to stories… by turns wonderful, horrifying and hilarious… about people’s first days at work. And when the SFW team was talking about this around the office, Liz Dolan herself said she has a doozy worth kicking off the show with, at a little company called Nike. Then we continue our theme of “first day of work” stories with one of our favorite guests Quinn Cummings. As a kid, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the movie “The Goodbye Girl.” She’s now hosts a podcast called “Quinn Cummings Gives Bad Advice,” wherein she gives listeners hilarious, but actually often pretty solid advice about work, relationships, and more. Quinn’s here to share what her first day on a commercial set was like as a kid, still picking gravel out of her knee. And finally we’ll hear from listener Matthew, whose company holds employees accountable through a department-wide newslette...

26 MINJAN 6
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Kick Off 2020 with Our Favorite First Day of Work Stories
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