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Three ways to approach crying in the workplace

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by Holly Caplan

For many of us, getting frustrated, flustered or just plain emotional can have us end up in tears. And it happens more often than you may think in the one place you hope it doesn’t: the workplace. Turns out, 41 percent of women and 9 percent of men cry in the workplace and at some point in your career you will probably end up in tears in front of your boss, client or colleagues. It happens to most of us, and it is usually when we don’t see it coming. And even though crying is natural, it is unfortunately seen as weakness in the workplace.

I’m not stranger to crying in the workplace myself… more than once. Over the years I have cried to different managers out of fear, frustration or humiliation. One example that stands out is when I made the decision to leave a company after years of my commitment to this organization.  My manager and I had agreed to meet in a very large and well-traveled hotel lobb...(register to read more)

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