In this episode, we’re focusing on the New & Noteworthy, with a review of FiveThirtyEight‘s new advice column that offers solutions to readers’ problems using a panel of experts and statistical data. Yeah baby, number-crunch those problems!
Work / Career<p>work and career advice</p>
An employee with an embarrassing financial situation mistakenly shares her struggles with her boss. Now that the boss is all up in her biz, she wants the Boss to back off. Is there a way to do this without ruining the relationship or causing tension? Charlie addresses this and shares her own personal story about a past boss crossing boundaries.
Shameless social media self-promotion could get you punched in the face if you’re sending your book proposal to the this journalist who writes book reviews, discovers new talent, and is apparently fed up with authors aggressively promoting themselves to him. He’s so fed up, that he wants to punch them in the face. Charlie tackles this problem, submitted to The Agony Editor, Brian Francis at Quill and Quire, and offers alternatives to violence (even though she totally gets why Mr. Journalist feels this way). Can’t we all get just get along? 😒
You know what they say about used car salesmen. They are often portrayed as being unapologetic, bloodsuckers who feed on the vulnerable, trusting public to make a quick dollar. Ouch! In this episode, one such used car salesman confesses (to Ask Andrew WK at The Village Voice) that, yes, he is a lecherous, blood-sucker feeding on innocent people BUT he wants to change! He’s ready to reverse his bad karma and to do good in the world. Can he change his karma? Should he? How? Charlie’s on it!
A millennial hotel maid, who is working to pay for college, struggles with how to respond to a demeaning customer.😡 Charlie goes in on everyone in this problem submitted to Amy Dickenson at NPR.