The Lonely Office is a podcast on everything that works—and doesn’t—for remote workers. In each episode, hosts Matt Sunbulli (Co-founder, Fishbowl) and Aaron Calafato (podcaster, 7 Minute Stories) are joined by special guests as they dive deep into the latest conversations surrounding this new way of working.
Is Unlimited PTO a Scam?
37:21Unlimited vacation is often lauded as a workplace perk, but who does it actually benefit? On this episode, we’re joined by marketer and content creator Leah Ova to discuss why employers might be incentivized to adopt unlimited PTO policies—and why employees might be getting the short end of the stick.
How Much Should I Care about My Job?
27:10What should be the reward of a job well done? A sense of purpose? A round of applause? A box of pretzels? This week, we’re joined by comedian Azhar Usman and content creator Leah Ova to debate the full spectrum of how we might feel about our work—from meaningful to meaningless.
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When’s a Good Time to Tell the Boss I’m Pregnant?
29:04Pregnancy, disabilities, age—when it comes to sharing sensitive personal information in a professional setting, where do we draw the line? On this episode, we’re joined by motherhood content creator Leah Ova to discuss the reasons why expecting women in the workplace may or may not want to disclose their pregnancy during the interview process.
To ChatGPT for Work, or Not to ChatGPT
36:33Is ChatGPT a powerful tool to augment our work, or is it a weapon of capitalism on the verge of taking our jobs? We’re joined by startup advisor Rusty Rueff this week to debate the merit of AI tools like ChatGPT from all sides—from their innumerable benefits to unintended consequences.
Just Hire Me, or Don’t
52:05A horror story for the remote work era: going through endless rounds of interviews, wondering whether you’ve wasted your time. This week, we debate the risks and merits of a lengthy interview process, getting caught in the crosshairs of a company’s misaligned objectives, and whether it’s all a sign to get out of the corporate matrix. We’re also joined by special guest Azhar Usman, comedian and writer on the Hulu show, Ramy.