…ays, always flowers on her desk on her first day. It made me feel good. It will make you feel good. Don’t wait for your workplace to do this. It doesn’t need to be a policy. It can just be you, or a few co-workers, or a department. It doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive. It’s just a way to say “This might be hard (or exciting or great or messy) but I/we get it. It’ll be okay. We’re happy you’re back.”
We live in a country…e supported . We live in a country that makes welfare recipients pee in cups to get money for food. We live in a country where people urge women to go through with their pregnancies only to shame them when they’re poor single mothers.