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Your Two Cents: Have You Ever Wigged Out in a Meeting?

One time a close co-worker at a previous job sat down at the long table for our Monday meeting, got out her notepad, and proceeded to go into hysterics. When the boss came into the room and noticed she was visibly upset, he said something kind like, "Can I help?" to which she screamed "No! It's this place!" and left the room. Later that day she quit. It's a story we told for years afterward whenever new employees complained about meetings or projects, and though there were other freakouts, none rivaled that day.

Work- and career-induced stress is unavoidable. There will always be deadlines, projects, presentations, and pushy bosses. Of course, the weight of those demands can, at times, feel immeasurable. Have you ever lost your cool work demeanor in a meeting and had to leave?

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