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Everyone’s Sad and Getting Sadder

How managers can help in truly difficult times

Cassie McDaniel
Jul 22, 2020 · 9 min read

At an early morning call for a Slack group I help admin, my friend Avery suggested we prompt the community for ways to help parents through their stress and isolation during this never-ending pandemic. I bat my eyes exactly two beats before they welled with tears and a lump lodged in my throat. I told myself it was fatigue, but…