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

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

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.

December 5, 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

Microsoft wants you to play Minesweeper with your boss. No, really.

Microsoft’s new Games for Work app allows workers to play four games together during meetings on its communications service Teams.

November 16, 2022

Leaving your job? Take these steps before returning your work devices.

Advice for workers on saving, transferring and deleting data from their laptops and mobile devices before leaving a job.

November 10, 2022

New workplace norms: Is it okay to quit via text, Slack or email?

The pandemic created new communication habits at work, but has anything changed when it comes time to quit your job?

November 4, 2022

Musk tweeted an employee’s Slack message. How to protect your work chats.

Your boss may have access to your chats, messages and emails at the workplace. But there are ways to protect yourself.

October 31, 2022

Remote work changed their lives. They’re not going back to the office.

Workers for companies including Airbnb, Spotify and Block say their new remote policies led them to travel and connect with family — but with new challenges.

October 21, 2022

Your boss can monitor your activities without special software

Apps like Microsoft Office, Zoom, Google Workspace and Slack may provide bosses information on workers’ digital activities. But experts say it’s not an accurate representation of productivity or performance.

October 7, 2022