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.
Mignon Fogarty, also known as Grammar Girl, joins us today to answer your questions about language in the workplace: like, “Is it one space or two after a period,” or “Can I use ‘asap’ in a work email,” or the classic, “Why do we love verbing our nouns?” Then, Liz and Rico go over your passive-aggressive email techniques and touch on some more Lingo Bingo oddities (bonus points if y’all can make “frippery” catch on at your office). And we help listeners Lisa, whose talent evaluation took a weird turn with questions like, “Do you feel your parents sacrificed for you, why or why not,” and Tom, who’s leaving his first job but doesn’t know how or when to break the news to his boss.
You can find Grammar Girl’s podcast, “Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing,” here on Apple Podcasts, and you can read more on her website, https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/
Don’t forget! We’re working on a bunch of special episodes (Liz & Rico AMAs, your ultimate office, and a very NOT Safe For Work episode), so if you have a question, don't hesitate to send us an email. You can reach us at Safe@Wondery.com, or you can leave us a voicemail at 424-224-5711. You can also find us on Twitter — we’re @SafeFor Work — and don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano.
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