This podcast has been such a great resource to direct people to who are dealing with work conflicts, difficult bosses, and otherwise challenging work-related situations. Given how much time and energy we spend at work - really how much of our lives go into it - it's so important to have experts in the field to turn to with these sorts of challenges. I appreciate that the hosts draw from their extensive experience as employees, supervisors, contract workers, and coaches. They've got years of experience under their belt in a variety of settings, successfully dealing with pretty much everything you can think of.
My usual advice with difficult work situations is to listen to what your body is telling you and know that it's okay to leave toxic work environments. I think of work similar to how I think of being in an intimate relationship. So if you're being disrespected or harassed, for example, you absolutely don't need to stick around and "tough it out". I still stand by that advice. What I like about this podcast as a supplement is that it gives more specific advice like dealing with the exit interview, dealing with "team-building" exercises you hate, and so on. Definitely worth a listen for your work related quandaries.
Update: the podcast is relaunching under a different name in 2018, and they're saying goodbye to the scripted comedy parts of the show (which I personally am glad about because I never liked them).
Nicole Perry is a Registered Psychologist and writer with a private practice in Edmonton. Her approach is collaborative and feminist at its heart. She specializes in healing trauma, building shame resilience, and setting boundaries.
About the Blog
This space will provide information, stories, and answers to big questions about some of my favorite topics - boundaries, burnout, trauma, self compassion, and shame resilience - all from a feminist counselling perspective. It's also a space I'm exploring and refining new ideas.