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This Is Uncomfortable

WeWork too much

25:48 | Mar 5th

8 recommendations
When WeWork acquired her company, she got executive training, fancy corporate retreats and a dope Patagonia jacket. It was almost enough to make her forget everything she lost. This week: Why we’re so...Show More

Recommendations

jennx recommended:Jul 28th

Really interesting dive into WeWork’s cult-like company culture 🧐

I thought this episode was:

👍 Well-produced

write2tg recommended:Jul 13th

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking

danny recommended:Jul 13th

Great episode 👌🏾. It's about wework but about modern work culture in general.

I thought this episode was:

🤔 Thought-provoking

aliceko recommended:Jul 12th

Incredible episode that unpacks the truth about work culture and how employers like WeWork use the myth of "culture" and the allusion of a "work family" to convince people to make their work, the be-all, end-all. I've been thinking about this a lot recently and this episode led me to an a-ha I had n...Show More

I thought this episode was:

🥜 Nuts
😲 Fascinating
🤔 Thought-provoking

oiamandinaJul 14th

@aliceko Great insight! I’ve seen the unhealthy WeWork culture through an acquaintance who was still employed at WeWork during the pandemic... I’ve had the a ha moment you mention in my own life. As a Millennial, I’ve made the mistake of trying to make work and career fulfill deeper desires. (I pro...Show More

mm recommended:Jul 11th

Ok WeWork is definitely not just a poorly managed company. It’s definitely evil. What they did to the IT woman was awful. This is a good episode to listen to with the new podcast series about Netflix and the Ezra Klein workism episodes. I rounded up a playlist about workism here: https://podyssey.fm...Show More

I thought this episode was:

🤔 Thought-provoking

bigfoot_skeptic recommended:Jul 11th

The dissonance between the fulfillment that we seek from our jobs and the goals of our employers is something that many people grapple with. If you liked this, you might like WorkLife with Adam Grant and the now-discontinued Safe For Work.

dee.ngyn recommended:Jul 10th

Big ouf in how toxic our work culture has become. The idealistic perspective towards burnout culture has really pushed people to become quite one dimensional in how they identify themselves. We lose ourselves in this idea of being productive and fail to evaluate what truly compliments to the quality...Show More

I thought this episode was:

🤔 Thought-provoking

jspinelle recommended:Jul 10th

Really enjoyed this episode on the role that work plays in our lives. Those who enjoyed the Ezra Klein episode with Anne Helen Petersen and Derek Thompson will enjoy this one too!

mmJul 11th

@jspinelle Yes! That’s a perfect pairing. Just made a playlist with a few more complementary podcasts Work! Work! Work! https://podyssey.fm/list/podcast-episodes/id29404