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Need expert advice on handling workplace dilemmas and dramas? Alison Green, founder of the popular website AskAManager.org, is here to help you resolve your toughest, most frustrating, or just plain weirdest work predicaments. Each week, she takes calls and talks directly with listeners about how to successfully tackle clueless coworkers, toxic bosses, impossible employees, crazy clients, and much more. Learn more at AskAManager.org and subscribe now! Produced in conjunction with Anchor and Penguin Random House.

Need expert advice on handling workplace dilemmas and dramas? Alison Green, founder of the popular website AskAManager.org, is here to help you resolve your toughest, most frustrating, or just plain weirdest work predicaments. Each week, she takes calls and talks directly with listeners about how to successfully tackle clueless coworkers, toxic bosses, impossible employees, crazy clients, and much more. Learn more at AskAManager.org and subscribe now! Produced in conjunction with Anchor and Penguin Random House.
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Anchor FM

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Need expert advice on handling workplace dilemmas and dramas? Alison Green, founder of the popular website AskAManager.org, is here to help you resolve your toughest, most frustrating, or just plain weirdest work predicaments. Each week, she takes calls and talks directly with listeners about how to successfully tackle clueless coworkers, toxic bosses, impossible employees, crazy clients, and much more. Learn more at AskAManager.org and subscribe now! Produced in conjunction with Anchor and Penguin Random House.

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English


Episodes

The Yelling Boss

9/19/2018
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What can you do if you have a boss who yells? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:20:34

I'm Bad at Taking Feedback

9/12/2018
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Do you handle negative feedback poorly – get defensive, upset, or shut down? It can be hard to change your reaction, even if you want to. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:29:28

I Need More Confidence at Work

9/5/2018
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A lot of us struggle with worries that we’re not good enough at our jobs – and when things go wrong, it can feel like proof of that. Plus, if you struggle with confidence, sometimes that can bleed into the way you deal with coworkers too. Here's how to handle it. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:29:18

How Can I Control My Emotions at Work?

8/29/2018
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Part of being professional is keeping your emotions in check – but that doesn’t mean that you magically stop having them. Our guest is worried she has a habit of emotional outbursts at work and wants to try to stop them. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:27:18

Evil HR Lady, Bedbugs at Work, and More

8/22/2018
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Bedbugs at work, invasive interview questions, and bosses who can't stop emailing from vacations. Suzanne Lucas of Evil HR Lady joins us to help advise. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:37:43

My Assistant Keeps Mothering Me

8/15/2018
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In the market for a mom? This week's guest has an assistant who can't stop mothering her colleagues Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:24:52

I'm So Burned Out at Work

8/8/2018
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If you're exhausted and overwhelmed at work, how can you tell if it's fixable or not? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:23:39

I Want More Feedback

8/1/2018
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If your boss only praises you and never gives you any constructive criticism, that's not as nice as it might sound at first. Here's how to get useful feedback. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:22:36

I'm the Boss's Daughter

7/25/2018
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What if you’re getting direction from two different people, and they’re not always telling you the same thing? And what if one of those people just happens to be your dad? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:25:27

The Talkative Intern

7/18/2018
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If your intern rambles on and on, is there a kind way to rein her in? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:22:38

The Lazy Coworker - with Han and Matt

7/11/2018
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If you're friends with the office slacker, are you obligated to intervene? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:33:38

Getting Your Tone Right as the Boss

7/4/2018
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If you're the boss, people will pay a ton of attention to your tone. Here's how to get it right. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:24:49

The Angry Coworker

6/27/2018
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What should you do when your coworker is angry, disruptive, and a little scary, and your employer isn't acting? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:24:40

The Clingy Coworker

6/20/2018
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It can be awkward when a coworker you’ve become friends with wants a more intense friendship than you do. Our guest this week has a coworker who’s a little too clingy for her. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:24:25

Am I Showing Off at Work?

5/1/2018
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This week's guest wants to show off at work, and is trying to figure out why and how to keep it under control. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:17:30

How to Get Your Tone Right in Tricky Work Conversations

4/25/2018
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Tone really matters when you're raising something awkward or tricky. This episode has a bunch of examples of how to get your tone right. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:13:01

What Should Salary Negotiation Sound Like?

4/18/2018
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What do you say when negotiating salary, and what should your tone be? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:18:26

Am I a Mansplainer?

4/11/2018
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After I asked for volunteers, a man who worries that he might be a mansplainer was brave enough to come on the show and talk about it. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:17:35

Behind the Scenes with Captain Awkward

4/5/2018
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In episode 7 of the show, I talked with Jennifer Peepas of the Captain Awkward advice column. Here's some of our conversation that didn't make it into the show. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:05:55

The Maligned Coworker - with Captain Awkward

4/4/2018
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You thought you were helping an unfairly maligned coworker ... but the situation wasn't what it seemed. Featuring Jennifer Peepas of the Captain Awkward blog! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:17:16