Dear boss, I’m pregnant, bankrupt, divorcing

By Geoff Williams Thu Sep 6, 2012 9:43am EDT (Reuters) – You may be sitting at your desk right now, appearing normal to all your coworkers. But at home, your life is like a country song — breakups, babies, debts, disease, your truck broke down and your dog is sick. Assuming your job isn’t at the Grand Ole Opry, how much do you spill? Sharing personal details at work can be a difficult terrain to navigate. Tell all early and you can inoculate yourself against criticism later if your personal life affects your work. But overshare and you can marginalize yourself at the one place where things are calm and quiet. “Having to disclose personal information in the workplace can be one of the most anxiety-provoking decisions an employee has to make. Particularly in this economy, where many employees are worried that any sign of weakness may adversely affect […]

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