Knowing When to Ditch Your Gig


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“Should I Stay Or Should I Go.” It’s not just a classic punk tune, it’s a question you, our apparently totally punk listeners, ask us pretty much every week. When is it time to leave a job? And how do you go about doing it?

Tess Vigeland feels your pain. She’s a journalist, writer and podcast host. And maybe her proudest gig was being Rico’s boss years ago! Vigeland left a successful but draining career to pursue her dreams, and even wrote a book about it. It’s called “Leap.” She chats with Liz and Rico today about how she was able to make that change.

Then we hear from listener Kaitlin who wants to know the magic formula to hire the right person. For some extra tips on how to find a great employee, here’s an article by SFW regular expert guest Kat Boogard, writer at The Muse. And in this week’s Bad Advice segment, Liz and Rico hash it out about how much management should share with their team.

Last but not least, listener Patricia needs some help with some tricky office dynamics, where she’s being asked to do a lot outside of her job description.

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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