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Q: Most of the time, I meet with my clients at their place of business, but on occasion they come to my home office. In cases where the client is new, I'm uncomfortable being alone in my home with a stranger of the opposite sex (I'm female). What can I do to feel less threatened?
San Jose, California
Q: Lucky for me, I'm not the only person in my apartment building who works at home, because other than morning visits to a coffeehouse for java, I can go a whole week without seeing anyone during my workday. It's nice to have a work-at-home neighbor I can take a break with from time to time, but are there other solutions to the lack of "water cooler" conversation when you spend your workday alone?