MEMBERS of Congress have fled Washington for the campaign trail. Political ads are hitting television screens, and pundits are placing odds on how many Congressional seats the Democrats can gain. It’s election season again — but you wouldn’t know it in many offices.
People bring a lot of personal baggage to work. I have heard about colleagues’ troubles with breastfeeding, their arguments with spouses and their most private career plans. I used to overhear a colleague managing his personal finances from his office phone.