Fri April 17, 2015

What's it Really Like to be a Nurse?

On the Apr. 19, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Alexandra Robbins, award-winning author of The Nurses: A year of secrets, drama, and miracles with the heroes of the hospital. We'll discuss not only what it's really like to be a nurse but what patients and family members should know about receiving medical care in the hospital.

Plus call-in Workovers. Whatever career malady ails you, I can usually provide a pill that's better than a placebo.

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Wed April 15, 2015

Everybody disagrees on how to solve San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis

San Francisco's housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable. Micah Weinberg, of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, says that over the past seven years, "we have built less than half of the housing in this region that the state estimates we need."
flickr user Jeremy Brooks


In one of America's most expensive cities, there's a fringe political party whose name sums up their concerns: The Rent is Too Damn High. That city is New York – but in San Francisco rents are even higher. And while no party around here has been quite so blunt about it, organizations are taking action.

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute hosted a housing forum earlier this year, and the conversation showed there are many ways to look at the problem – and many ways to disagree on how to solve it.

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Fri April 10, 2015
career advice

12 Things That Make Bosses Want to Get Rid of an Employee

On the April 12, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll describe 12 things that make employers want to get rid of an employee. These distill what my many manager/leader clients have said to me over the years in the confidentiality of my office. I'll also offer some easier-to-implement ways to improve your time management. Plus, you can call in for a Workover: Whatever career problem is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

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Thu April 2, 2015
career advice

What Barbara and I Would Do to Help Ensure Success if We Were Starting Over

On the April 5, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife, Barbara Nemko and I will say  what we'd do to help ensure our success if we were starting over.

Plus, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career misery ails you or someone you care about, we can usually help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on 91.7 FM and is archived for a week on and iTunes, and in perpetuity here on

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Thu April 2, 2015

Inflection Point: The grit required of women in the restaurant business

Tanya Holland

What does it take for women to succeed in the restaurant business in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most competitive restaurant markets in the country? In a $683 billion industry across the US, less than 5% of restaurant owners and chefs are women.

Meet Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, CA and Ann Wheat of Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco--named the number one vegan restaurant in the world. The grit required of women to succeed in the restaurant business.

That's our inflection point.

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