What I Think: Emotions — Do They Work For You?

“Get it together” my colleague said to me. “Wipe your eyes and pretend nothing happened. You know you shouldn’t be upset at work.” Although I do not recall the situation, the message from my coworker, over 25 years ago, was memorable and clear. Like a good soldier I sucked it up and continued to bury my emotions — for many years to follow. 

For as long as I can remember I was told, when you go to work leave your emotions at home. It was not a particular class that I took, a policy or formal learning. It was implied. 

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Vera Asanin
Vera Asanin
Vera Asanin is President and Editor-In-Chief of “Your Workplace.”