In my line of work, January is a busy time, and it’s sure to involve tears.

I often think about the world of work being divided into two distinct types of jobs: those where your day might include seeing grownups you barely know cry, and the other kind. If you have the other kind, say you’re a cashier at a supermarket, or an executive at a pharmaceutical company, or a graphic designer, you talk to the people you’re providing a service or product for about their vegetables, or their marketing strategy, or whether they like Trebuchet better than Times Roman…

Margy Klaw

Family lawyer, writer, feminist, mom of fabulous daughters, yogi, cook, author of Keeping it Civil (Algonquin), novel in progress, blogs