Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

A woman in her mid-twenties just started a new job where most of the people around her are 10-20 years older than she is. On an almost daily basis, she's asked about her age. She wants to know from Miriam's Advice Well how she should respond.


I just landed a new position where I have the freedom to work from home.  I still take my son to daycare, but I find myself feeling an obligation to be completely tied to my computer, worried that my employer will think I'm not actually working. What is the expectation for telecommuters, and how do I stop feeling like I'm not doing enough?


Dear Miriam,

I work in a casual office, but I usually dress up on Fridays so that I can go to shul directly after work. When co-workers ask if I'm dressed up for a party or a date, I tell them that it's for synagogue — but I feel awkward mentioning my religious observance. Is that weird?

Dressed Up Fridays

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