Larry is co-hosting a new workplace advice show called I Hate My Boss. Larry and co-host Liz Dolan of Satellite Sisters will have some fun trying to help stamp out Bad Bossery and all the other drama that unfolds at the office. Call or write if you have your own dilemma. Workplace drama. Comedic relief.

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S1E8: Secret tapes, temper tantrums and a quarter life crisis 

May 15, 2017

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.

After Hours 3: How to deal with a know-it-all boss and a filthy colleague

May 11, 2017

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.

S1E7: Feedback, judgment and the comment box

May 8, 2017

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.

After Hours 2: How to be your best self, and someone else

May 4, 2017

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.

S1E6: Family business, selfish bosses and your first raise

May 1, 2017

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.

I Hate My Boss: After Hours

Apr 27, 2017

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.

S1E5: Work, life and hiding in the bathroom

Apr 24, 2017

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?

S1E4: Lies, or alternative facts? Dealing with people who bend the truth

Apr 17, 2017

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 you have a story that "you can't make up" about work?

S1E3: Spin, lies and getting busted

Apr 10, 2017

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?

S1E2: Friend or boss? How to set boundaries

Apr 3, 2017

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. 

S1E1: Fear, change, and six glasses of rose

Apr 3, 2017

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.

Introducing I Hate My Boss

Mar 19, 2017

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.