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Line of Work
11 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
5 Ways the Pandemic Might Change How We Think About Work - Episode 32
Five things I hope will be scrutinized and re-thought: remote/flexible work, the 40 hour work week, wages, our live to work mentality, and boundaries.
11 minutes | May 15, 2021
The Path to Advocacy at Work - Episode 31
We can overcome fear, impostor syndrome, and catastrophizing by acknowledging our privilege, leaning into our values, and questioning social influence.
12 minutes | May 1, 2021
Return to Work Fear and Mistrust - Episode 30
The process of trying to figure out how to safely return to the office is layered, and while each employer has different things to consider, one glaring issue I see is trust.
9 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
What MLMs are and Why They Disproportionately Affect Women - Episode 29
On this episode I break down what MLMs are, give you some examples, explain why they affect women more than men, and why they're problematic.
12 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
The Inadequacies of Parental Leave in the U.S. - Episode 28
How employers shortchange parents when they don't provide adequate paid parental leave, and why leave is important for women, parents, children, and families.
15 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Explaining the Significance of the PRO Act and Demystifying Three Work Terms - Episode 27
On this episode I talk about the significance of the PRO Act, which would be a very monumental win for workers everywhere, and I explain three work-related terms that get thrown around a lot that are not very well understood: right to work, at will, and exempt vs. non-exempt.
13 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About the Minimum Wage - Episode 26
On this episode I talk about the history of the minimum wage, discuss alternatives to the minimum wage (like Universal Basic Income and Guaranteed Minimum Income), and break down common myths about raising the minimum wage.
12 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
How Power Shapes the Workplace - Episode 25
Power is not like a pie. On this episode, I explain how power is usually allocated in the workplace, how it affects workers, and talk through some examples of how imbalanced power is currently playing out at employers like Kroger and Amazon.
13 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Why You Can't Just Quit Your Job + 8 Things to Remember When You’re Job Searching - Episode 24
"A common myth is that all people really have a wide range of choices when it comes to making a living." -Joanne Ciulla, author of The Working Life On this episode I talk about what makes this quote true and discuss 8 things to remember when you’re job searching: get clear on what you need, want, and do not want; utilize and build your network; ask for help; spread the word; remember that you are also interviewing them; stay organized; stay consistent; and take care of yourself.
11 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
A K-Shaped Recovery is Dividing America, Again - Episode 23
On this episode I explain what a k-shaped recovery is, how it’s affecting Americans, and once again call for widespread change in every corner of the country.
19 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
Five Work Mindsets to Leave in 2020 and Four to Bring into 2021 - Episode 22
From passive aggression to pay transparency, what I want for us in 2021 is to evaluate what we believe about work and how we can shift it moving forward.
14 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Nine Things 2020 Taught Us About Work in America - Episode 21
The pandemic has exposed serious cracks, and let’s face it, crevices, when it comes to work. On this episode I discuss nine things 2020 taught us about work in America.
14 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Finally, a Book on Burnout that Encapsulates Everything I've Been Feeling - Episode 20
On this episode I dig into Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen. Overall, a solid read.
13 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Looking Ahead: Biden on Labor, the Minimum Wage, and Student Loan Debt - Episode 19
Now that we have a President-elect in Joe Biden, I dig into what he's proposed on labor and unionization, the minimum wage, and student loan debt; three issues that have the power to drastically shape the future of work in the United States.
11 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Eff You, Pay Me - Episode 18
In this episode I talk about side hustles, the minimum wage, and why humans deserve a living wage. Wanting people to be able to exist without struggling and stressing is not a radical proposition. Pay people. Let them live.
12 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Vote at the Polls and Vote with Your Money- Episode 17
Voting in any election is important but voting at the polls isn't the only way we vote. I discuss how voting is connected to work and how you can use your money to vote more ethically and with intention.
10 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Is Work Who You Are? Exploring Work as Identity - Episode 16
I talk about why making work a core part of your identity is dangerous, the effects of this, who it benefits, and how you can shift your sense of self away from being centered around work. Work can be a part of who you are, but it should not define you.
10 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Stop Saying "Work-Life Balance" and Definitely Don't Read This Book - Episode 15
On this episode I talk about why work-life balance is an absolutely ridiculous ideology we can stop working toward whenever. I also introduce a new segment called "Don't Read This Book," and my first un-recommendation is the 1937 book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
6 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
What to Expect from Line of Work - Episode 14
The global pandemic has changed a lot for people, and I am no exception. As I watched the unemployment numbers grow and the senate fail to pass legislation that would help Americans struggling to get by, I knew I had to start this podcast back up with a new direction. In this bite sized episode, I talk about what I've been doing since December 2018, my perspective and vision for this podcast, and how I'm feeling.
9 minutes | Dec 1, 2018
How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Giving Up - Episode 13
This is episode 13 of Overcoming Underemployment, and this episode is advice on how to keep going when you feel like giving up. In your underemployment, there will come a time (and quite possibly many times) when you feel like giving up. Things are sucking, nothing is working and you’re ready to throw in the towel. This episode is for those crappy days where all you want to do is crawl into bed with 45 different snacks and Netflix until you can’t Netflix anymore. And no, the answer isn’t to keep on keeping on and rub some dirt in it. The answer is to accept, rest, and reflect.
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