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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 3:48am


American Airlines and U.S. Airways announced Feb. 13 they plan to merge. Office Max and Office Depot announced similar plans Wednesday.

Those deals means thousands of employees are about to be working for a new company.

Of course, companies acquire other companies all the time. So we brought in our Working guy Brandon Smith to talk about going through this transition.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.