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Why does everyone assume that someone forced me to leave my job? Why…
Why does everyone assume that someone forced me to leave my job? Why…

Everyone was looking at me differently. Gone were the welcoming smiles, the excited questions, the happy congratulations. It was all replaced by something that looked an awful lot like pity. I overheard one of my co-workers saying “Poor girl, she is forced to quit just because she is a mother now. I cannot even imagine how unsupportive her husband or family might be.” But what pinched me the most was my assistant gossiping by the cafeteria. So thoughtlessly she said, “What kind of a modern strong woman gives in and gives up her dream. Such a spineless mess!” That hurt....