No one could claim, with a straight face, that working moms have it easy. But in our eagerness to discuss ways to improve work-life balance for workers with families, we tend to overlook an important, underrepresented group: the single women who often make it possible for their married colleagues to be home by 6 p.m.
Very few people claim to be poor judges of character. In a casual self-assessment, we're just about as likely to profess that we have no sense of humor. But nearly all of us could be better at sussing out what people are really like, under their carefully crafted public persona.
It's the kind of thing that wakes you up at 3 o'clock in the morning and won't let you go back to sleep: did you make a mistake at your job? The worst of it is, due to the fact that you're human, sooner or later, the answer will be yes. Here's what to do about it.