How To Pass Judgment Without Being A Jerk

The importance of backstory

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As a young twenty-something, I worked as a front desk clerk at a famous hotel. On my first day, one of my coworkers nearly made me cry after I made a minor mistake. His bark was so intense that drops of saliva flew from his mouth onto my face as he spoke. I hadn’t expected such vitriol from this lowly clerk — a sixty-ish-year-old guy who sat in…