Sisterhood
12 Stories That Prove It’s Okay To Cry At Work
Words by NATALIE GIL
Artwork by BEN GILES
Sisterhood
12 Stories That Prove It’s Okay To Cry At Work
Words by NATALIE GIL
Artwork by BEN GILES
When was the last time you got upset in public? It happens to all of us, yet it’s still frowned upon and embarrassing. But these highly relatable sobbing tales prove you are not alone. Group hug?

A bit of harsh criticism from our boss, an angry response from a nightmare client, or some sad family news on an already bad day and it’s impossible not to blub. It’s happened to the best of us. Eight in 10 of us have shed a tear at work, according to a survey by Monster, with bosses and co-workers, personal issues and workload being the most common triggers.

Yet crying at work is still generally considered a no-no – mainly because men don’t like to be seen doing it, and many consider it “unprofessional”. But we’re all human, so why not cry? We’re at work for a third (or more) of each day, so it’s inevitable that some of our tears will fall during this window. Happily, with more of us opening up about our mental health and employee wellness receiving more attention, the tide may yet turn on workplace crying.

In the spirit of sharing, here are some of your stories of tears at work...

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