How Much Employee Loyalty Is Too Much?


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“Loyalty” is generally considered a pretty positive word. But it can have some negative consequences when you’re talking about a workplace: i.e. staying in a toxic situation when a better job offer awaits. Yes, this is a dilemma that you, our listeners, have written to us about.

For a rundown on some employee loyalty data, and a reminder to keep your best interests front and center, Liz and Rico chat today with UK-based business writer, Alicia Clegg. Alicia will also discuss her recent Financial Times article, “Too Much Loyalty Does Neither The Company Nor the Employee Much Good.”

Speaking of employee loyalty, we’ll hear from listener Amber who, after some pretty tough conflicts with her boss, wonders if she should ditch the company she works for, leaving it short-staffed during its busiest time of the year.

And in this week’s Lingo Bingo, we determine whether “double-click” should have a double-meaning.

Last but not least, listener Chris chats with Liz and Rico about strategies to avoid sharing a space with some annoying colleagues.

As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.

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