August 25, 2014
Read here. Appears on Entrepreneur.com.
This post expands on a subject I've tackled before in a podcast and a public radio piece. Whenever I write about this, it resonates with women. A lot of us have experienced staying in one job too long, not necessarily because of the economy or another structural reason, but because something holds us back from quitting. We tell ourselves our officemates are 'like family', that we're needed here. We convince ourselves we're lucky to have the job we do, and that we may not be good enough for anything else.
This piece was passed around a lot on social media, and as a result I ended up as a guest on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show a couple of days later.
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