Advice is cheap. And sometimes bad. In this episode, Mary and Chris try to help listeners sort through good advice and bad advice. And one listener writes back to take us to task about our advice!
Damned if You Do in Dubuque took advice from a mentor that backfired. The problem? The male advice giver didn’t consider how his advice to his female protege would play into a gender-biased workplace. While his advice may have worked well for a man, for a woman, not so much.
Their Way or The Highway writes back to tell us that we gave bad advice. And by we, he means Chris. So, what does he do now? And how much can Mary gloat that he wishes had taken her advice instead of Chris'?
Taking a Pass on Passion in Lincoln is a recent college graduate who wants to know if the advice to just “follow your passion” is good career advice. Mary and Chris call bulls**t. Can we please stop telling young people that all they need to do to succeed is “do what you love, and the money will follow”?
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