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When Kate* began working as a salesgirl, she decided to tell her boss that she was receiving treatment for depression. She was taken aback when she was told: “Depression cannot be used as an excuse for poor performance.” “My boss even went behind my back and told other colleagues that I might have a breakdown and vent my frustration at the customers, but that never happened,” Kate said. She stayed at the job for a year.
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