When I was growing up and even when I was well into my mid twenties, whenever I heard the words 'Jody, we need to talk' I always instantly thought the worst. What did I do wrong? Have I said something I shouldn't have? I know a lot of people take it personally or think they have done something they shouldn't have when the boss seems quiet or moody. I used to think that too. As I've grown older I've stopped thinking that way. At least at work. If one of my managers walks by and doesn't say anything, or I can tell something is up, I rarely if ever, think it has something to do with me. Maybe it's because I'm confident, maybe its because I know that the boss has a million other things on her mind to occupy her thoughts than just me. I'm only one minion of many after all.