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So we’ve all met this person, or maybe we *are* this person: someone so wrapped up in their job that it provides them with their entire identity. Take that job away, and they’d be totally unmoored.

It’s not a good place to be psychologically, I think we can agree. And here to help us identify when we’ve crossed the line into the dark zone, and what to do about it, is our own Coach Larry Seal. Seal is the founder, CEO and an executive coach at Engaged Leadership, and he’s seen this play out more than a few times. 

Then we’ll hear from listener Kita, who wants to know how to “stay in her lane” and ignore her lazy co-worker, or “LCW” as we say in the SFW studio. And later, Liz and Rico chat with listener Lindsey who needs some advice about bringing up her imminent 3-week vacation, when she’s about to start a new job.

Finally, caller Stephanie wants to know the best way to keep in touch with some higher-ups who are leaving her company, just in case she needs those connections in the future.

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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