we’re supposed to share emotional baggage at meetings, managers calls to me whenever I pass his door, and more

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My supervisor has recently adopted a “baggage-drop” activity, where we all go around the room and share what is on our minds, mostly personal stuff, supposedly to clear our heads and make the meeting more productive. (I Do they really want to know what’s on my mind, what personal things are weighing heavy on me? you’re worried about a deadline) or bland personal stuff (e.g., Can I ask to return to bereavement leave? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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deli meats and working lunches, internal candidates need not apply, and more

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I have told my direct supervisor, who is very supportive, and we have a great parental leave policy. It’s pretty reasonable to ask the person in charge of ordering food to order something that you can eat. If for some reason talking to that person directly doesn’t make sense, I’d explain what’s up to your manager, since she already knows about your pregnancy, and ask her her support in broadening what’s being offered, without tying it to you. (If

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