“Welcome to being a working woman in the 2010s, where the gender pay gap, scant leadership representation, and negotiation backlash—not to mention #metoo and #timesup—are common workplace land mines. Be sure you regulate your composure so you’re not too “abrasive.” Also, we’re going to need you to do your part for workplace culture by acting as a sounding board, taking notes during meetings and sending us a recap email, ordering pizza when we work late, and planning office events and birthday parties. Oh, and be sure to clean up the kitchen when you’re done.
In the September 2017 article, “Women Aren’t Nags. We’re Just Fed Up,”writer Gemma Hartley sparked a national conversation about the disparity in emotional labor among spouses and partners. But emotional labor also exists in the workplace—and it disproportionately affects women.”