radio/podcasts

is it okay to microwave fish in the office kitchen?

I was on public radio’s Marketplace this weekend, talking about food in the office, including: is it okay to microwave fish in the office kitchen? people who raid your candy dish cleaning out the office fridge potluck moochers and more The segment is 8-1/2 minutes and you can listen here:

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here’s me talking about the ghosting ex

I went on the Pop Tea podcast to talk about the ghosting ex, the guy who pooped in the potted plant, phone anxiety, and much more. It’s episode 10 here. My segment starts at 46:35 and lasts for about 40 minutes. (The hosts of this are really funny!) I also discussed the ghosting ex on the Why […]

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I answered more questions on the radio this weekend

I was on public radio’s Marketplace Weekend again this weekend, taking more questions from listeners about job searching. (This was a bonus round because we got so many questions from people the week before!) We talked about: what to do if you’re overqualified advice to someone who’s applied for 700 jobs and isn’t having any luck […]

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my interview on Marketplace about how to job search

I was on public radio’s Marketplace Weekend this weekend, talking about job searching, including: how job searching has changed in recent years computerized resume screening (it’s not what you think!) your parents’ advice to pound the pavement and show gumption if there’s anywhere where walking in to apply in person still works how to answer […]

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me talking about bringing kids to work (and dogs too)

Quartz did a profile on Ask a Manager over the weekend, which you can read here. Second, I was on public radio’s Marketplace this weekend, talking about whether it’s okay to bring your kids to work and how to minimize the impact if you do. We also talked a bit about bringing dogs to work, […]

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me, talking about hugging at work (Wall St. Journal) and job interviews (Marketplace)

I’m quoted in this Wall St. Journal piece, talking about hugging at work. My advice: “Huggers feel they’re really good at judging when someone wants a hug, but based on what the nonhuggers are saying, they’re wrong about that.” And this weekend, I was on public radio’s Marketplace, talking about job interviews. My segment starts at 6:11.

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me, talking about favorite past letters and more

If you like advice columns, I think you will like Hannah and Matt Know It All, a very fun podcast where Hannah and Matt re-answer questions from other advice columns and field new questions too. I joined them for this week’s episode, where we talked about: some of my favorite Ask a Manager letters, including the person […]

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listen to me on the Mo’ Money podcast

I talked to Jessica Moorhouse for her very fun Mo’ Money podcast. We talked about what Ask a Manager is all about, why it’s better to just be a normal person in interviews, bringing up money with your interviewer, how to deal with difficult coworkers, and that letter about the employee who was casting magic curses […]

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I talked to Second City! And the Billfold! And it was fun!

I’m interviewed on Second City’s podcast! Host Kelly Leonard is a ridiculously good interviewer (which makes sense — this is Second City, after all). We talked about my own bad bosses, aggressive huggers, and lots more.  I even share a story about marriage. Please listen to it here! (Or in iTunes here.) Also today, I’m in an advice columnist roundtable at […]

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