Safe For Work
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How do you speak up without bragging? What do you do if your boss takes credit for your idea? How do you ask for a raise? Workplace MVPs and corporate veterans Liz Dolan and Matt Ritter will help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life. Liz Dolan is the former head of marketing for Nike, NatGeo, and the Oprah Winfrey Network. Matt Ritter is a recovering lawyer turned comedian and executive recruiter. Liz, Matt, and their guests will help you figure out how to deal with your burning workplace problems. Or maybe once you've heard other callers' problems, you'll realize that yours aren’t that bad after all. Safe for Work: job stress, life relief.
||CleanFirst Jobs||No matter where you are now, or where you want your career to move in the future, we all had to start somewhere. And on today's show, we're talking about our humble beginnings and the lessons we learned from them. Liz and Matt share their memories of their first gigs, and then we're joined by writer Pat Cunnane, whose new book, "West Winging It: An Un-Presidential Memoir," covers his first real job: working at the White House. Then, we help some listeners: a morale-boosting award is backfiring at Jessica's office, and Shawn's struggling to hit an accuracy metric. And we debate those eternal workplace questions in today's iteration of "Mind the Gap." Find out more about Pat and his book, "West Winging It," here: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/West-Winging-It/Pat-Cunnane/9781501178290 Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/SAFE||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFunding Your Next Big Move||Managing your finances can be one of the most difficult, stressful parts of being a human being. So when you tie it to work — another complicated aspect of existence — things can get overwhelming rather easily. So for today’s episode, we got multiple experts to walk us through the best ways to make your money work for you. First up is Jean Chatzky, author and finance editor for The Today Show, who answers some of the most common questions people have about money, work, and life, like, “When do I start investing in my side hustle,” or “Should I take out a loan to get an advanced degree for my career?” Then, Shannah Game, host of the Millennial Money podcast, joins us to give us her top 5 tips for maintaining your finances as you age. And we help some listeners, too: Heather wants to impress during salary negotiations, and Elaine’s not happy with how her remote gig is playing out. Find out more about Jean’s books and podcast at her website: https://www.jeanchatzky.com/ And you can learn more about Shannah and Millennial Money at her website: http://www.yourmillennialmoney.com/ Support us by supporting our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/SAFE Dollar Shave Club - For just $5 and free shipping get an executive shaving kit at DollarShaveCub.com/SAFE||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving and Getting Advice - Live!||For today’s episode, we’re coming to you live from the LA Times Festival of Books. And since we’re an advice podcast, we thought we’d talk about... well, advice; from learning how to give good advice, to figuring out which advice is good and which is not so good (spoiler: we’ve got the good stuff). Steve Almond, co-host of the Dear Sugars podcast, joins us to talk about how he got into the world of advice, and how giving advice has changed the way he takes advice from other people. Then, Matt and Liz get some personal tips from Liz’s sister and Satellite Sisters co-host, Lian Dolan, and author/comedian Sara Benincasa gives her advice on how to harness your friends’ experience to make your own “security council.” You can find episodes of Dear Sugars here: http://www.wbur.org/dearsugar Learn more about Sara’s most recent book, “Real Authors Have Day Jobs,” on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Real-Artists-Have-Day-Jobs/dp/0062369814 And you can read more from Lian at her website: http://www.liandolan.com/ Support us by supporting our sponsors! Nectar Sleep- Get $125 off a mattress and two free premium pillows when you go to NectarSleep.com/Safe||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLess Stress||Even if you love your job, work can be the most stressful part of your day — from deadlines and meetings, to angry customers and clients, there are countless stressors we all face at work. So on today’s episode, Liz and Matt go over their tips for dealing with stress in the workplace. Later in the show, Tal Rabinowitz joins us to explain why she left her role at NBC to start a meditation studio, and how meditation might be the easiest thing you can do to unwind at work. Plus, we help some listeners who are super stressed about work: Juliet’s worried that her vindictive boss will derail her career, and Cathy’s trying to be loyal to a failing company. And we get more hard-earned wisdom from ZipRecruiter in this episode’s iteration of ZipTips. To find out more about Tal and her meditation studio, visit their website at https://denmeditation.com/ Support us by supporting our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/SAFE Dollar Shave Club - For just $5 and free shipping get an executive shaving kit at DollarShaveCub.com/SAFE Brooklinen - Get $20 and free shipping when you use promo code SAFE Brooklinen.com||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Happiness with Gretchen Rubin||We talk a lot about all sorts of workplace issues on our show, but at the end of the day, we just want to help people find fulfillment and happiness at work. So on today's episode, we're honing in on happiness in the workplace — how to find it, and how to protect it once you've got it. First, Gretchen Rubin, co-host of the podcast "Happier," joins us to talk about the ways she's learned to get along better with her coworkers. Then Liz and Matt help some listeners: Kevin's tired of being the company shrink, and Michelle's so unhappy with her work-life situation that she wants to move to a new town. And we debate more of those burning workplace questions (what exactly is business casual?) in the newest installment of "Mind the Gap." You can find out more about Gretchen's podcast, "Happier," by going to https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/ Support us by supporting our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you go to ZipRecruiter.com/SAFE Squarespace - Get 10% off your domain or website when you enter code SAFE at checkout at Squarespace.com||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorking With Family||As both Matt and Liz can tell you, working with your family can be really hard, especially when it comes to separating your "family life" from your "business life." So on today's show, our hosts sit down with Alli Webb and Michael Landau, the sister-brother duo behind DryBar, to talk about how they learned how to work with each other — and how not to work with each other — in their self-created family business. Then we help some listeners, too: Aaron's worried about recommending his sister for a job at his company, while Annie's dealing with a bad case of nepotism at work. And we learn some valuable lessons from the best movie of all time, "The Devil Wears Prada." Support us by supporting our sponsors: Brooklinen - Get $20 off and free shipping when you visit them at Brooklinen.com and use code SAFE at checkout eHarmony - Get a month free when you sign up for a 3 month trial just go to eHarmony.com and enter code SAFE at checkout Nectar Sleep - Get $125 off a mattress and two free premium pillows when you go to NectarSleep.com/Safe||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest Laid Plans||Some people might try to tell you that life is a chaotic, swirling void in which we're all helpless to the greater powers of the universe...but we're here to tell you that that's not true! You can be proactive and plan for the things that you want in your life, and even if your plans don't go quite as expected, there's something to be said for taking a minute and focusing on what you want and how to get it. So on today's show, Lee Weinstein joins us to talk about how creating a deliberate life plan changed the direction of both his career and his life in general. Then Liz and Matt help out our listeners Margaret — who can't decide between two different job opportunities — and David — who's dealing with an information hoarder at work. And we get some handy career tips from ZipRecruiter's CEO Ian Siegel in our newest segment, ZipTips. You can find Lee's workbook, "Write, Open, Act," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Write-Open-Act-Intentional-Planning/dp/0999411802 Support us by supporting our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/Safe Squarespace - Get 10% off your first website or domain when you use the code SAFE at Squarespace.com Dollar Shave Club - for just $5 get the 6-blade Executive razor, with trial sizes of Shave Butter, Body Cleanser and One Wipe Charlies when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Safe||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking Up||Speaking up is one of the hardest things to do — especially when it comes to issues at work — but sometimes, it's absolutely necessary. For example, take the Time's Up movement: it's radically changing workplaces for the better, and Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter joins us to talk about how Time's Up became such a powerful cultural touchstone. Plus, Liz and Matt help our listeners: Eli is having trouble communicating with his boss, and Margie wants her staff to support one of her favorite employees. And our hosts tackle those eternal workplace issues, like working remote vs. working in the office, in our lightning-fast debate segment, Mind The Gap. Support us by supporting our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/Safe Plated - Get 25% off your first four weeks of meals when you visit them at Plated.com/Safe Nectar Sleep - Get $125 off, free shipping, and 2 free premium pillows when you visit them at NectarSleep.com/Safe||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking Risks with John August||Have you ever wanted to take a big risk in your working life — start a side hustle, go freelance, even change your career path — but couldn't quite get past the anxiety? It's okay, making a change is scary! On this episode, screenwriter-turned-author John August talks about how he embraced risk to write his new children's book, "Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire," and he gives his tips for learning to enjoy, not fear, doing something new. Liz and Matt help our listener Heidi, whose company doesn't view her freelance experience as relevant, and our listener Elizabeth thinks it might be time to leave her job. And an old friend of the show joins us with his sage advice on how to tell your boss that you're in over your head at work. You can find John August's podcast, "Launch," right here on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/launch/id1319436103?mt=2 If you have a burning workplace question and you need some advice, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at Safe@Wondery.com, or leave us a voicemail at 424-224-5711. Support us by supporting our sponsors: Squarespace: Get 10% off your first website or domain when you use the code SAFE at Squarespace.com Brooklinen: Get $20 and free shipping when you use the code SAFE at Brooklinen.com Plated: Get 25% off your first 4 weeks of chef-quality meals when you visit them at Plated.com/Safe||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst Days with Rainn Wilson||It's our first day on the job at Safe For Work, so we got Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) to tell us about his worst early work experiences, plus how he'd respond if Dwight Schrute were his coworker. Also, we talk to our first callers: Sarah's moving for a new job and wants to know how to make the best first impression at her new gig. And Matt and Liz speak to a listener who's been getting feedback about her less-than-professional demeanor in the office. Finally, Matt and Liz listen to some classic moments from “The Office” looking for laughs and real-life work lessons. If you have a burning workplace question and you need some advice, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at Safe@Wondery.com, or leave us a voicemail at 424-224-5711. Support us by supporting our sponsors: Squarespace: Get 10% off your first website or domain when you use the code SAFE at Squarespace.com Zip Recruiter: Try Zip Recruiter for free and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/Safe Plated: Get 25% off your first 4 weeks of chef-quality meals when you visit them at Plated.com/Safe||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Safe For Work||Safe For Work premieres on March 19th||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is exactly what I need, my job is killing me!
I need to listen to this on my way to work, hopefully can work it out on my long horrible commute. Or maybe it will convince me to quit. I love Business Wars, this looks like another good one from Wondery.
Love your podcasts!
I’m so excited for your podcast. I’m 53 and in a rut.