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I stared into my laptop, struggling to hear my manager on Zoom while my 5-year-old son sang loudly next to me. After missing St. Patrick’s Day at pre-school during the stay-at-home order, Santiago insisted the holiday was today, and he was making a “leprechaun trap” from pencil and string.

“We have to make some hard decisions,” my manager was saying, his face piqued.

“Please use your inside voice,” I said to my son.

I caught a few phrases. “Twenty percent of the staff,” my manager said. “Official last day…”  [Read the Full Article]


Originally published on, October 9, 2020.

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