What They Mean When They Say You’re ‘Not Social Enough’ at Work

Excelling in the job isn’t enough. Our bosses expect us to be perky and socialize after hours to be a ‘team player.’ Can we just live?

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Being penalized for choosing to work instead of sending Bachelor memes and ABBA songs in Slack was unreasonable, and too often Black women have to contend with some form of this challenge in White professional settings.

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