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By Richard Brouillette
March 15, 2016

"I'm meeting my boss later," my patient said. "I'm worried she's going to tell me I'm not pulling my weight, and that I should volunteer to work more hours to show my commitment."

This tension had been building at her job for months, and she feared that there would be a tacit threat in this meeting: work longer hours, uncompensated, or we will push you out. She was already finding it hard to spend so much time away from home. But she couldn't afford to risk unemployment.