Bosses can drive you crazy. How do you deal with micromanagers, unclear direction -- or get a promotion? Our workplace heroes Liz Dolan (ex-CMO, Nike, NatGeo Channels) and Larry Seal (executive coach) will help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life. A fictional ad agency, Penn & Pencil, will serve as a comedic point of reference for your questions. Do you have one? Call us! 424-224-5711. I Hate My Boss. Workplace Drama. Comedic Relief.
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Well folks, we've arrived at the end of the line for the first season of I Hate My Boss. The show will be back, new and improved, early next year, so don't worry — our sage advice won't be gone for too long. But first, on today's episode, Liz and Larry give out some awards, and then we check back in with Rebecca, Manny, and some of the other listeners who were featured in last week’s best-of episode. And Liz and Larry go over the things that matter most to us in the workplace, and the signs that you've arrived at a great job. Because that's what we've wanted from the start: for you to be happy and fulfilled at work, and hopefully, we've helped you accomplish that. Thanks so much for listening to this season of the show, and we'll be back soon with something we think you'll love. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Watson and his department received a new boss about five months ago, but their new boss hasn't put any effort into learning what his team's working on, or even what their workflow's like. And since this has been going on for months, word is starting to spread within the company, and it's making Watson's entire department look bad. So how far should one go to cover for their ineffective boss, particularly when it's your reputation on the line? Then, Emilio's boss of two years has become flaky and inattentive over the past couple months, and our sages think there's more than meets the eye with this case. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

We've almost arrived at the end of the first season of I Hate My Boss, and we couldn't resist taking a look back at some of the most memorable stories and hate-able bosses that we've discussed over the past few months; that's right, it's time for a clip show! Meghan's boss has set her up to fail, while Rebecca's boss has allowed his micromanaging wife to sour a perfectly good working relationship. Then, Jane's been dealing with a weirdly overprotective boss, while the honesty box in Manny's office was compromised by a scheming manager. And, of course, there's some Bad Bathroom Behavior going around in one office out there. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

About three months back, Raquel's company hired two new employees, and somewhere along the way she became the go-to person for any and all of their questions. But now a project on Raquel's team is over budget and behind schedule, and the new crew's inability to figure things out on their own has become a real problem. So how should she handle the situation when she talks to her boss? Then, Liz and Larry help a listener whose self-esteem issues at the office have turned into a vicious cycle. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Everyone's had a coworker like this: they're nice enough, but they do one thing that is just so annoying, like eating carrots at maximum crunch volume every day of the week, or kicking off their shoes to unveil their smelly feet. However, this episode isn't about those annoying coworkers; instead, we're talking about the truly toxic people that can make work a living hell, and how you can best deal with toxicity in the workplace. First off, Liz and Larry share their experiences dealing with — or, as is often the case, getting away from — overly-aggressive clients and employees. Then we help some listeners! Ryan's boss wields his timecard like a weapon in the office, and his martyrdom complex is wearing thin, while Chuck's coworker steals his ideas while acting like his only friend in the office. And Miranda's dealing with a promotion that wasn't everything her CEO promised. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

There are few universal truths in the world: death, taxes, and the fact that freelancing can be really, really hard. It feels great when everything's working in your favor, but there are plenty of pitfalls that even experienced freelancers can fall into. So on today's episode, Liz and Larry help two listeners who want to better navigate the (sometimes) wonderful world of freelancing. First up is a listener who's feeling stuck after seven years with their current employer, and while they want to start their own consulting firm, they've never been their own boss before. Then, our sages offer their advice to Donovan, who's been freelancing for a year but still hasn't mastered the time-management and work-life balance skills involved. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

How many unread emails are currently sitting in your inbox? What about those voicemails waiting on your office phone, or those DMs on Slack, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook...you get the point. There are so many ways to communicate with people these days, and when you merge communication technology with business, things can go a little haywire. On today's show, Liz and Larry talk about email horror stories and life before computers at work. Then Molly Fischer, Senior Editor at New York Magazine's The Cut, joins us to talk about how Slack and instant messaging is changing the contemporary office — and not entirely for the better. And we help some listeners, too! Celia's company wants her to promote their business on her LinkedIn on a weekly basis, while Raven's boss can't send a clear email to save his life. And a listener's still anxious about some angry Slack messages that showed up during a company presentation. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Rey is dealing with one of the many double standards that exist between men and women in the office: the workplace wardrobe. In an otherwise great performance review, her boss said that she dressed like an airhead, and now that she's applying to a new job, she doesn't want to worsen her chances with a wardrobe faux pas. But does that mean the only correct choice is a stuffy black business suit? Then, another listener's new company is obsessed with office bonding, to the point of scheduling mandated pillow fights and "root beer float" time...outside of company hours. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Last week, Liz and Larry went over their strategies for quitting a job in the best way possible; however, even when one is armed with all that good good knowledge, there are still so many weird things that can happen when you leave a job (voluntarily or otherwise). So on today's episode, our sages help out some listeners who are on the fence about quitting, or whose exits didn't go quite as planned. First, an employee's unsatisfied after falling off their boss's radar when they began working remotely, and Mark's in hot water with his current boss due to an automated job site snafu (not ZipRecruiter, don't worry!). Then, Laurel's management is keeping her in the dark while they restructure her role, and Ren's company wants her to lie about why she was let go. And one manager's worried that he'll "break up the band" when he leaves his team for a new gig. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Season 2 of Hollywood and Crime begins with the conclusion of “The Black Dahlia Serial Killers.” In 1947 young Elizabeth Short’s body was found completely severed at the waist. During that same period close to a dozen other women were also murdered and mutilated in Los Angeles. Find out about these latest victims and listen to our guest experts' theories on why the Black Dahlia remains one of the most famous cold cases of all time. Subscribe to Hollywood & Crime so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/HollywoodandCrime

We’ve talked about how challenging it can be to navigate a freeze-out at work when you’re committed to staying, but today, Liz and Larry help a frozen-out listener get over their fears about leaving their long-held job. It’s time to activate that network and make your connections work for you, people! Then, Liz and Larry offer their advice on how to best sell yourself in a job interview where the interviewer isn’t asking any questions. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Sometimes, there’s no better feeling than walking into your boss’s office and quitting your job. But quitting can also be really difficult, because there are plenty of pitfalls that can occur as you transition out of a job. So on today’s show, Liz and Larry go over the dos and don’ts of quitting (do: be gracious and stick to one story, don’t: stay too long after you’ve announced you’re leaving). Then, our sages tackle burnout, a growing issue in the workplace that makes people leave jobs they might’ve otherwise greatly enjoyed. And Penn & Pencil’s rumored demise creates chaos — and solidarity — in the agency. To hear more about Ariana Huffington’s life-changing experience with burnout, head over to Audible.com/boss for a free 30-day trial and look for her book “Thrive” New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Frankie wrote in with a great question — what should you do if you don’t drink, and you don’t like being around people while they’re drinking, but you want to bond with your coworkers and show solidarity in an office culture that emphasizes happy hour? Liz and Larry offer plenty of viable alternatives, from planning your own alcohol-free work gatherings, to stopping by the bar to chat and then telling your coworkers that you have to “feed your dog” (this works even if you don’t have a dog). Then, we help a listener whose boss still treats her like the intern she was a year and a half ago, even though she’s now a licensed architect. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Okay, obviously the answer is “no.” But people can get super competitive about ultimately trivial things, especially at work, so it’s time for Liz and Larry’s sage advice for people who are dealing with aggressively competitive coworkers. Johnny’s boss accidentally created an intra-office contest during a reorganization, and Johnny wants to know how to stop it, while Tori’s jealous coworker is ruining a great new job. Then we answer some questions about one of the many negative consequences of overly-competitive offices: burnout. Anxious to Succeed is, well, anxious to make their first major project a success, but their obsession is quickly becoming a problem, and Anonymously Stuck is considering leaving a career they’re good at, just because they’re sick of competing for sales and promotions. In this episode, Liz recommended the book “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful,” by Marshall Goldsmith, and you can listen to it for free with a free 30-day trial at Audible. Just head over to Audible.com/Boss New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

We know that people hear this all the time — when negotiating your salary at a new job, you should always push for more, right? Well, one of our listeners was recently hired at her dream job, and it came along with great benefits, a vacation package, and the initial salary offer was exactly what she wanted. But now that she has all that, the regret has set in; should she have pushed for more? Liz and Larry offer their tips on getting over negotiation regrets, plus they also help a listener who’s unsure if she should disclose her pregnancy to potential employers during job interviews. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

It might not always be a conscious decision, but people definitely play favorites at work, especially when there's intra-office competition involved. So on today's episode, Liz and Larry cover all the bases on workplace favoritism, from the steps you can take when you're not your boss's favorite, to the variety of drawbacks it can have on your business. Then, our very own Larry Seal walks us through the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, which can teach colleagues how to work better with everyone in the office (it also reveals a surprising link between Liz and Celine Dion). And a job opening at Penn & Pencil sparks some heated competition between coworkers, especially when management begins to get involved. Take the test to find your Myers-Briggs type right here: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test Plus, more tips on dealing with favoritism in the workplace: https://hbr.org/2016/06/what-to-do-when-your-boss-has-a-favorite-and-its-not-you New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Back in Episodes 19 and 20, when Liz and Larry discussed some of the pitfalls of office romances, they explicitly said, “Do not have an affair with a coworker (or anyone, really).” And on today’s episode, a listener who’s caught in the middle of some nasty emotional fallout shows us exactly why this never works out well. They’re unsure who in the office knows about the affair, and they’ve been pressed by one of the exes to get HR involved. So again, people: no office affairs! Then, a listener is tired of her boss’s sexist treatment of the new parents in her office, where men’s time is respected and women are expected to pick up the slack. Liz diagnoses this as a case of maternal wall bias, and offers some creative solutions to rectify the situation. Read more about maternal wall bias here: https://hbr.org/2012/09/will-working-mothers-take-your-company-to-court Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

Last week, we discussed many of the pitfalls that can occur when you try to force your coworkers and employees into questionable team-building activities. So this week, we're answering all of your questions about how to befriend coworkers and handle disputes the right way. Too Shy in Bedstuy's moving across the country for a new job, and they're nervous about making friends at their new office, while Alice has a coworker that feels the need to "put her in her place." Then, Maddy was blindsided after she was fired by a boss she felt emotionally close to, and Al's annoyed that some of his coworkers take super long breaks for lunch. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

One of Riz's clients reached out a while back to set up some training sessions, but when their HR and Training manager left, the company stalled and went silent for months. So how do you reconnect with clients who have gone AWOL, without being too pushy or aggressive? Fortunately, Liz and Larry are no strangers to the delicate worlds of freelancing and client relationships. Then, one of Barry's employees is super inconsistent and annoying, but Barry wants to prevent him from moving to a different team within the company. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

Forming meaningful bonds with our coworkers is really important when we want to find satisfaction at work. But it can also be really, really difficult! So today, we're talking all about team-building: when it works, when it doesn't, and how to build camaraderie in your office. First, Liz and Larry share stories of team-building exercises that variously led to ER trips, tearful breakdowns, and, somehow, more tight-knit workplaces. Then, in a surprising show of goodwill, Penn & Pencil's Ivan has planned an unusual night on the town for his employees. And Ross Mathews, host of the podcast "Straight Talk with Ross Mathews," joins us to talk about the ways good bosses inspire their coworkers and create a better work environment for all involved. You can find Straight Talk with Ross Mathews here on Apple Podcasts. And please, no more firewalking! New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

We talk a lot about the side hustle on I Hate My Boss, but today, Liz and Larry help a listener who's truly going above and beyond to accomplish their goals. Anonymous on the West Coast is working full-time while finishing an IT degree, but now that their rent's going up, they need to ask for a raise and maybe even take out a student loan. Liz and Larry offer their perspectives on how to calmly ask for a raise even when life's got you stressed, and how to tell when it's time to really invest in yourself. Then, Angie recently moved on from an emotionally abusive work situation, but she's still coping with the effects at her new job. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

We know how hard it can be to walk into your boss's office and ask for a raise, or to really push for the salary you deserve during a job interview. So this week, Liz and Larry lay out everything they've learned about how best to advocate for yourself when it comes to getting what you want. One listener feels like she can’t ask for a raise because she’s only been with her company for a year, while another listener is still upset about how hard he had to fight to get a raise after being promoted. Stella submitted a lot of design work during a job interview, and although that work was shown to clients, she was neither hired nor compensated for the work she did. And Allie's having trouble convincing HR and her managers that their office should have a pumping room for new mothers. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Many of our listeners have issues with their bosses, but Clayton has a different problem: he loves his boss, but that boss is retiring in a month. So now Clayton's worried about getting off on a good foot with the new boss, especially since he could easily be worse than the old boss. Fortunately, Liz and Larry have plenty of advice for anyone who’s worried about making friends with the new boss in town. Then, Jeffrey's having issues with his new boss, who doesn't seem to be doing any real work, and it's bringing the whole department down. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

So maybe money can't buy you love, but can it buy you happiness in the workplace? As it turns out, the answer is rather complicated. On today's show, Liz and Larry tackle all sorts of issues surrounding the money we earn at work, from how our happiness is often dictated by how much our coworkers make, to how to best negotiate a raise with your boss. Then we're joined by Jonathan Fields, host and founder of Good Life Project, to talk about the ways we derive meaning from work beyond financial compensation, and our listener Erin joins us for a coaching session on how to stick up for yourself when bosses treat you poorly. Finally, our friends over at Penn & Pencil descend into envy and chaos because of annual bonuses. For more on how our happiness at work can be affected by our coworkers' salaries, check out this 2011 Princeton study. You can hear more from Jonathan and Good Life Project on iTunes and everywhere else. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

After a prolonged stretch of chaos and lack of focus from her managers, Shawna left a job she’d held for five years in search of greener pastures. And now that she’s on the hunt for a new job, she wants to know how honest she can be with interviewers about the problems she just left behind; after all, she did gain valuable skills because of her experience with subpar management. Liz and Larry offer their thoughts on how to present the positives from the situation without over-sharing with interviewers. Meanwhile, Patrick’s nine months into a job he wants to leave, but he doesn’t know if it’s appropriate to look for a new job while he’s on the clock. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

In last week’s episode, Liz and Larry gave their cautious support for office romance, but this week’s episode features some stories where relationships go very, very wrong. One intern’s office romance leads to multiple firings and fainting at an all-staff meeting, while another failed relationship forced a listener out of a job she loved. Then we answer questions from listeners whose offices seemingly changed overnight: Colleen isn’t sure if she should bail on her job after management scrapped her projects and fired half of her team, while another listener’s in charge of a team that’s losing their jobs to outsourcing. And one listener is outraged after HR emailed their whole office about some poo that was left on the floor of the women’s bathroom. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Emilia was fed up with the communication issues she was having with her boss, so she made a mature decision and requested a meeting with him. It seemed like they’d hashed things out, but ever since then, her boss has been taking her projects and giving them to other people in the office. Liz and Larry offer their thoughts on how best to navigate this particular freeze-out. And Karen’s new boss has told her that she’s “too reserved” at work, and she doesn’t know how to respond. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

If I Hate My Boss were run by HR managers, our thoughts on office romance would probably be pretty cut and dry — just don’t do it. But Liz and Larry are not your HR department, and their advice is, “Well, why not go for it?” First, we check back in at Penn & Pencil, where a somewhat-surprising romance is blooming after Stacey’s vacation crisis. Then we’re joined by Davy Rothbart, host of the Found podcast, who shares some of his stories about the office romances that worked out well, and those that missed the mark. And a listener calls in to explain how her secret relationship with a client led to a marriage and kids. You can listen to Found on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/29seV2L New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Elsa has finally had enough of her overbearing boss, so she's ready to quit and look for a new job. But her boss is out on maternity leave, and Elsa doesn't want any hurt feelings when she quits. So how should Elsa let her know that she's on her way out? Is a phone call acceptable? Liz and Larry say "not really," but one of them has a confession to make about their own phone call resignation. Our workplace sages also help a listener whose wife's company is forcing her to foot the bill after they moved her into a telecommuting role. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

Last week, we had advice for all of you first-time bosses, but how do you get picked to become a boss in the first place? On today's show, Liz and Larry tell you how. Jordan Harbinger from the podcast Art of Charm joins us to talk about the ways you can prove you're ready for that promotion, and how to get off on the right foot with a boss you want to impress. Then Wondery's own Karo Chakhlasyan joins Liz and Larry for a Boss 101 coaching session, and we help a listener whose path to bossdom is blocked by longtime employees. Find Jordan Harbinger at Http://www.theartofcharm.com and follow him on twitter @TheArtOfCharm New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

One of our listeners is in a pickle, but to be fair, it's an enviable one: he loves his job, but he got an offer from another company that includes a 30% raise. Not too shabby, right? Liz and Larry give their tips on how to leverage an outside offer at your current gig, and how to weigh the familiarity of your job against the unknown of a new one. Then, Manny writes in with a shocking story: he and his coworkers filled out an anonymous survey at the request of management, but the results weren't kept anonymous, and instead went directly to Manny's supervisor. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme, said Mark Twain. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the modern world: history ebbs and flows over the centuries, driven by great tides of economic, social, political, religious, and cultural change that shape the world and everyone who lives on it. In this new series from Wondery, PhD historian Patrick Wyman (Fall of Rome) brings the cutting edge of that history to listeners in plain, relatable English. Episodes 1 & 2 out now! Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH

We know our show's called I Hate My Boss, but that doesn't mean we automatically hate all the bosses in the world. So if you're on the threshold of first-time bosshood, don't worry; in fact, this episode goes out to you! Liz and Larry have all the tips to make sure that your employees don't end up hating you, plus they have advice for how to deal with new bosses that just aren't cutting the mustard. Megan's concerned about her coworkers respecting her authority, while The Newbie Sup wants to rein in two problem employees. Bethany's new boss is bringing her whole team down with her, and Dana wants to know how you can spot a bad first-time boss during a job interview. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

Performance reviews are rarely painless, but Jesika's most recent review might take the cake, as her bosses cited her lack of certain "intangibles" and repeatedly referenced Revolutionary Road while denying her a promotion. Fortunately, Liz and Larry have some advice to help her bounce back. And Jane's found herself in a work environment that doesn't seem to respect family emergencies. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

Odds are good that, over the course of your career, you'll have to face at least one workplace crisis — just ask anyone who's worked at Netflix, or Uber, or Volkswagen...the list goes on. But there are plenty of workplace crises that don't make newspaper headlines, and those are the things Liz and Larry are helping with today. One listener's distraught after being passed over for a promotion he thought he had in the bag, while another caught her coworkers gossiping about her on Slack. And Theresa’s mentor is busy helping a friend try to steal her job. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: https://smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and definitely complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey.

It can be extremely frustrating to work for someone who knows less about your work than you do; thankfully, Liz and Larry see a silver lining that should help lessen those frustrations. Liz and Larry also help a listener whose coworker did a poor job filling in for her while she was on vacation. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Pitney Bowes - Get a 90-day free trial when you visit them here: www.pb.com/Boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

Imagine you're overworked and dealing with too much stress at your job. What sounds better than getting away from it all and kicking back on a warm, sandy beach? But as Stacey from Penn & Pencil finds out, sometimes taking a vacation can lead to some unexpected consequences. Plus, Liz and Larry are joined by “Penn & Pencil” writers Amanda Meadows and Jason Shapiro, who reveal some of the methods behind their brand of workplace comedic madness. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here:  www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here:  www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here:  www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here:  www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss

Working in an IT Department isn't always the most lauded job, and for that, we apologize! But how are you supposed to handle it when your co-workers refuse to listen to your tech advice, and your boss sides with your stubborn colleagues? Plus, Liz and Larry help a listener whose lack of a degree might be the thing that's holding her back. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

Our listeners experience different kinds of sexism: from being passed over for a promotion, to having a boss who’s crossing the line from paternalistic to creepy, to the challenges of being the only female engineer. Liz and Larry then offer advice to a listener whose over-worked boss is becoming a bottleneck. But first, a success story from a listener who got multiple job offers after writing to I Hate My Boss. We want more stories like that one for an upcoming episode! Please call at 424-224-5711 or email at iHateMyBoss@wondery.com Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss

Colleagues that go above and beyond are inspiring...until they take it too far. Lee’s cubemate refuses to take sick days, and even came in with pneumonia! Julie wants to concentrate on work only, but is distracted by all the workplace chatter in her open office. Liz and Larry help them sort out how to take a break. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

Sexism comes in many shades, from annoyance to conspiracy - so how do you combat it at your job? Penn & Pencil CEO Lisa has her own ideas, with mixed results. Hosts Liz and Larry sit down with Liz Craft, television writer and co-host of the podcasts Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Happier in Hollywood to find out how she’s dealt with gender discrimination in the entertainment industry. Plus, Liz shares what drove her to a noisy resignation from Quiksilver. #stayNoisy Liz Craft’s young adult novel Flower is available at Audible.com/Boss Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

What are you supposed to do when your coworker is lazy, and leaves you to pick up the slack? Or how about when your boss wants to talk about everything...even what they do at home with their fiance?! Liz and Larry are here to help. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

What’s left to do when you’re stuck in a dead end at your job? Maybe you’ve been set up to fail. Liz and Larry hear from Kelsey, who’s gone from being the star employee to the person her boss holds responsible for all her company’s failure. Jeremy is happy in his position, but wants to try something new. Lauren and Joe are trapped in toxic company cultures, and Megan says her boss’ Flunky can do no wrong. Curious about the Set Up to Fail Syndrome? https://hbr.org/1998/03/the-set-up-to-fail-syndrome Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

Susie has completed a certification course, which led to a raise and a promotion but something doesn’t add up. Betsy needs help reeling in an employee who’s good at her job, but talks WAY too much. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

We all know we’re different from each other, but what do we really think of people who aren’t like us? And how well do we work with them? At Penn & Pencil, the answer is not well at all - Matt is pigeonholed into working for a gay dating app, instead of a dude-heavy video game. Liz and Larry are in the hot seat, and share their results from the implicit bias test. I Hate My Boss’s creator and Wondery founder, Hernan Lopez, joins to talk about how those assumptions can impact work performance. Want to find out your own implicit biases? Take a test: it will blow your mind. Ihatemyboss.show → Resources Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

How do you ask for the things you want from you boss, or a potential employer, without messing up the relationship? Liz and Larry talk to Josh about how to land a promotion that he’s worried about applying for, and to Tim, who is trying to figure out how to weigh multiple job and salary offers against each other, without horribly offending anyone. Trying to figure out how to ask for a raise? We're here to help. Give us a call at 424-224-5711, or send us an email at IHateMyBossShow@Wondery.com New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

It drove Bill O'Reilly off the air, got L.A. Reid fired and sent Uber scrambling. Sexual harassment has dominated the news lately, but can it be stopped? Liz and Larry are joined by Tucker Miller, Vice President of Client Development and Consulting at ELI, Inc. to share what can you do when it happens at your job. Liz talks to Heather McDonald, comedian and host of the Juicy Scoop podcast, about how she endured sexual harassment for months before deciding to go public. Even if you’ve never seen it, we especially want you to listen. For more resources on sexual harassment: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/sexual_harassment.cfm You can find Tucker Miller at: http://www.eliinc.com Subscribe to Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald at smarturl.it/jscoop Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711.

The work week can seem even longer when your mom brings your boss home with her. On this week’s After Hours, Liz and Larry help Nicole draw a line between the personal and professional. And what should you do about gossipy or whiny coworkers? Liz and Larry have the answer. Do you work with an over-sharer? We're here to help. Give us a call at 424-224-5711, or send us an email at IHateMyBossShow@Wondery.com New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

In the age of hacking, errant email and transparency experiments at work, it’s tough to feel completely at ease. Liz and Larry take a look at how trust in the workplace is built...and broken. At Penn & Pencil, Ivan’s leak of the entire comment box to a trade magazine prompts Stacey to do damage control. When employees only look out for themselves, how can a team ever be cohesive? Ancestry.com’s Janetta Wood talks to Larry about what employees and companies can do to curb blackmail and build loyalty. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711. We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

By the end of the week, you might be ready to let everyone have it. On this week's After Hours, Liz and Larry help Katie set boundaries with her meddling colleagues, and help Deborah communicate with her boss - without screaming. Do you work with a screamer? We're here to help. Give us a call at 424-224-5711, or send us an email at IHateMyBossShow@Wondery.com New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

Liz and Larry help listeners with bosses who are unhinged. We hear from Brandon, whose tiger boss refuses to change his stripes, and a pastry chef who needs to move on but fears getting blacklisted from the industry. There’s Gilbert, whose supervisor is keeping important information from him, and a caller who's so fed up, he's started recording his boss's screaming. Plus, a coaching session with our producer Cerise who's gearing up for a quarter life crisis. Liz recommends “Emerging adulthood, early adulthood and quarter-life crisis: Updating Erikson for the 21st Century” by Dr. Oliver Robinson for everyone on the verge of their own quarter life crisis, which you can get for free as part of your 30-day trial subscription at Audible.com/BOSS Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711. We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

We answer questions about how to handle colleagues with, ahem, hygiene issues, help out a listener whose young boss always needs to prove that he’s the smartest guy in the room. Do your co workers have annoying habits of their own? We're here to help. Give us a call at 424-224-5711, or send us an email at IHateMyBossShow@Wondery.com New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

Does performance review season make you dread going to work? You’re not alone - most people avoid giving feedback and few enjoy receiving it - unless it’s well done. Larry and Liz will show you how to do exactly that. At Penn & Pencil, the new owners decided to turn the anonymous comment box public - possibly the worst feedback program ever invented. What should you do when you receive the ultimate feedback...getting fired?! Liz sits down with Sarah Robb O’Hahan, CEO of Flywheel Sports and author of ExtremeYou: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat to find out how she bounced back from tough criticism. Sarah Robb O’Hagan’s book ExtremeYou: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat is available at Audible.com/Boss New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711. We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

During this round of After Hours, we answer questions from Erin, who is struggling with self-promotion at her job, and Linda, who can’t stand being called by her boss's name while filling in. Do you have a workplace problem? Give us a call, and we’ll do our best to help you sort it out: 424-224-5711 New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com. We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

We answer questions from Matt, who is in the middle between his boss and a difficult son, and Amanda, whose top 2 employees are fighting with each other. Anna feels under-appreciated and wants to ask for a raise. Liz and Larry give their take on what makes a great boss. Plus, a "Red Flag" from a listener. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Liz recommends: Good To Great, by Jim Collins, which you can get for free as part of your 30-day trial subscription at Audible.com/BOSS Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711. We'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

You’re almost through the workweek! Don’t let a looming problem keep you from making it to Friday. During After Hours, we’ll be helping you figure out those small things before they turn into something much worse. On this episode, an employee who thinks her peers are her personal drivers, and a boss who talks WAY too much. Do you have a workplace problem? Give us a call, and we’ll do our best to help you sort it out: 424-224-5711 New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711. We'd like to hear your opinions! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

How much of yourself should you put into work? Liz and Larry discuss the role work plays in your life, in your identity, and how you define success at work and in life. At Penn & Pencil, Matt is frustrated at Ivan who either disregards his ideas or steals them. When Jessica helps him brainstorm, she points out the larger issue: Matt cares too much about work. Plus, Larry interviews Brandon McEachern, CEO of Broccoli City. What would and wouldn’t you give up for the sake of a career? Call us with your answer! 424-224-5711 New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe today: smarturl.it/IHMB Liz recommends: Drive, by Daniel Pink which you can get for free as part of your 30-day trial subscription at Audible.com/BOSS Learn more about Broccoli City: http://broccolicity.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711. We'd like to hear your opinions! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

Special guests Jake & Amir of If I Were You join Liz & Larry to answer listeners’ questions on work-life balance, cliquey co-workers, getting paid, and dogs. Plus, questions about lies and spin, workplace bullies, and a boss’ wife who just won't butt out. Liz recommends Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni. You can get it for free as part of your 30-day trial subscription at Audible.com/Boss Do you have a story that "you can't make up" about work? Call us at 424-224-5711 New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711. We'd like to hear your opinions! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

Why do people lie at work? On this episode, Liz and Larry discuss the difference between spin and lies, what to do when you catch others doing it - and when you catch yourself. At Penn & Pencil, a due diligence brings the worst out of people: spin, outright lies and conspiracies. What's the real-life impact of alternative reality at work? Larry interviews Andrea Robb, Head of Talent Management at Airbnb. Do you have a story that "you can't make up" about work? Call us at 424-224-5711 New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow, email iHateMyBoss@wondery.com or give us a call at 424-224-5711. We'd like to hear your opinions! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on iTunes.

How to respond when your boss shocks you with a statement, where to draw the line between personal and professional, and what to do if you crash your company car - Liz and Larry answer listeners' questions. Plus, You Can't Make This Up: when people get bored, they prank - and pranks can go wrong. New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose Color Soundlink II wireless speakers. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey

Liz and Larry introduce Penn & Pencil, our fictional ad agency whose characters will sound too familiar. Lisa, the CEO, believes fear is a powerful motivator. Do you? Does your boss? When the company goes through a significant change, everybody starts reevaluating their priorities and loyalties. How should you deal with change? Prominent headhunter and author Jim Citrin of SpencerStuart has some answers. Plus, You Can’t Make This Up: stories from real workplaces that are worse than yours. James Citrin’s books including The Career Playbook are available on Audible.com/boss. You can also try the interactive course at thecareerplaybook.com New to I Hate My Boss? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/ihmb Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/boss Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/boss Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/boss Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/boss Bose SoundSport Wireless headphones. Get closer to your podcasts with Bose. Bose.com/podcast We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @IHateMyBossShow or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey

When you have a workplace problem, who do you turn to for advice? Your coworkers are not objective, and your friends don't really know what to say. In this format-busting series, Liz Dolan and Larry Seal give you real life advice with the help of a fictional workplace: the Penn & Pencil advertising agency. Subscribe to I Hate My Boss so you never miss an episode: smartURL.com/IHMB We'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @IHateMyBossShow Have a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711... anonymous voicemails welcome.