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Tech Bitch Podcast

Aug 18, 2018

Sephy Hallows joins the show for some sobering facts about working in the tech industry as a former drinker. We discuss getting sober, staying sober and how to discuss it at work. Sephy and I have nearly  5 years of sobriety. We discussed the challenges of working in tech with bars and alcohol in abundance around us. Sephy’s article discusses how serving alcohol in an office is not an inclusive policy. Check out Sephy’s amazing articles at

Thinking about getting sober? Jamie recommends for cognitive behavioral therapy based recovery.

Show Timestamps:
0:00 - Introductions to today’s sober episode
2:00 - Welcome Sephy Hallows! And discussing the differences in addictions.
17:02 - Getting sober: stories from the bottom
28:01 - Being “out” about your sobriety at work and the reactions you get
34:10 - To label or not to label: calling yourself an “alcoholic” and relationships with an addict
41:37 - Reactions to “falling off the wagon”
56:45 - Advice for the newly sober and working in the tech industry
1:03:01 - Sephy rants during her Bitch Sesh about short term versus long term incentives

Music Credits:
Eterno Retorno - Madame Rrose Selavy
S.O.B. - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Raise a Glass - Moe.
Ribs and Whiskey - Widespread Panic
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Hey, Hey What Can I Do? - Hootie and The Blowfish
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
New York Minute Prayer - Shlipa Ray