media appearances

you don’t need to follow your dreams

I recorded a piece for the BBC about the problems with the career advice to “follow your passion” — including that it’s not highly actionable for most people and sets people up to feel like failures if they don’t end up in jobs they’re passionate about. I argue that it’s okay for work to be […]

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Ask a Manager in the media

Here’s a round-up of Ask a Manager in the media recently, in case you’re interested in checking any of this out: * I talked to the New York Times about why office friendships can feel so awkward (this piece was written by Melissa Dahl, author of the wonderful Cringeworthy) * Fast Company listed the new […]

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office kitchen wars, finding a good internship, and more

I recorded a piece for the BBC about office kitchen wars — why office kitchens are always so filthy, and the scourge of people stealing their coworkers’ food. It’s three minutes long and you can listen here. Also, I was on Marketplace this weekend, talking about summer internships, including what to do if you have an absentee manager […]

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Ask a Manager in the media

Here’s a round-up of Ask a Manager in the media recently… * An interview on the BBC’s Business Matters * An interview with Gretchen Rubin about happiness * Some answers for Girls Night In about self-care at work * An interview with the New York Post about embracing fear at work * Five questions with […]

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Ask a Manager on Buzzfeed, Ask a Clean Person, and more

I wrote a piece for Buzzfeed about the #1 thing I’ve learned after reading 100,000 work advice emails (this piece is adapted from the intro to my book). You can read it here. Also, I know there are many fans of Jolie Kerr’s Ask a Clean Person podcast here and I was excited to be on […]

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let us discuss past letters

I’m on this week’s episode of Hannah and Matt Know It All, a very fun podcast where the hosts talk about questions from various advice columns and field new questions too. (If you like advice columns and you like podcasts, this show is your holy grail.) In this episode, we talked about a whole slew of recent Ask […]

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when your coworker is driving you nuts

I was on public radio’s Marketplace this weekend, talking about quitting your job, including: how to deal with noise in an open office space how to deal with a coworker whose chronic cough is driving you crazy is there a magic solution where you can get your coworker to stop doing an annoying thing without […]

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