Danielle Abril

San Francisco

Tech at work writer focused on how technology is affecting workers across industries

Education: Southern Methodist University, BA in Journalism and Spanish

Danielle Abril covers technology and its impact on workers across industries for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, she covered Big Tech companies at Fortune including Google and Facebook. She previously was a reporter and editor for more than 10 years in Dallas.
Latest from Danielle Abril

Death by a thousand meetings: How to reduce video-call overload

Years into the pandemic, white-collar workers are still suffering from back-to-back video calls. Experts provide tips on how to rethink meetings.

January 25, 2023

Tech workers had their pick of jobs for years. That era is over for now.

Tech companies have slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs, flooding the labor market with skilled talent who are competing for the same positions.

January 20, 2023

The layoff survival guide: What to do before, during and after

Losing your job is stressful. But workers can do several things before, during and after layoffs to be prepared for their next stage.

January 18, 2023

Work reset: 13 tips to make your job less stressful this year

Productivity experts offer these 13 tips to help workers improve their performance and lower their stress during the year.

January 11, 2023

Fake job postings are stealing applicants’ money and identities

As layoffs continue, job seekers are becoming prime targets for employment scams. Here’s how to avoid falling for one.

December 22, 2022

Gen Z came to ‘slay.’ Their bosses don’t know what that means.

Gen Z’s use of emojis, slang and punctuation is confusing older colleagues as workplace communications are increasingly online.

December 13, 2022

Cringe quiz: Are you fluent in Gen-Z office speak?

Take our quiz to find out how well you understand emojis, slang and reactions that your Generation Z colleagues use.

December 12, 2022

The pandemic made work holiday parties weird. How to navigate yours.

Experts weigh-in on whether the pandemic created new rules for company holiday parties, including virtual ones

December 7, 2022

Can Big Tech’s layoffs help mitigate climate change?

Layoffs are ravaging Big Tech, and it’s creating an unexpected boon for certain climate firms.

November 19, 2022

For ‘hardcore’ workers, sleeping at the office makes a comeback

Twitter’s billionaire leader Elon Musk is pushing a workplace culture focused on long hours and intense workdays — a familiar trope in Silicon Valley.

November 18, 2022