Things have gotten so bad I literally caught myself apologizing out loud to... a sandwich.
If you're anything like us, you say these two words way too often. Here's when an apology just isn't warranted.
My year away from the office showed me just how toxic these environments are to women.
And here, too, the same pattern appeared: Apologies from high-power players simply didn't inspire forgiveness, partly because
I was in my mid-twenties the first time someone called attention to the way I spoke in a professional setting. She was my supervisor, a few years older than I, and had already accomplished an impressive amount in her career.
While I'm all for people expressing remorse when they're at fault, I'd become a compulsive apologizer. The habit stemmed from childhood, when I was trained to beg forgiveness for staining my apron while my brother could run wild.