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!
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? 😒
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.