The structure of the plot in chapter 7a is hard. I could have started the story too early. Who cares about the main character's walk to work?
The dialogue is laughable - which is not good - I'm not writing comedy - It reads more like a media-speak manual.
And the character's emotions are all over the place - Yes, real life is like that if you're a woman but not from one sentence to the other.
I might be over thinking the chapter so I am not going to worry until I am editing - by that time I will now where the proceeding chapters are heading.
On with the next chapter.