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Day 79

Six months exactly at my new job today

Month (1): "I am absolutely in Love with my new job. So excited."
Month (2): "Wow, I was treated so poorly before."
Month (3): "I cannot do all this work by that deadline. Are you kidding me?!"
Month (4): "Well, how was this done before? This office has never been this busy before?!"
Month (5): My CEO tells me, "Step up to the Plate! You're the man here, supervise the office!"
Month (6): All work completed 100% ahead of schedule. How can I help you?
Month (6):

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  • Otter Otter
    4 months ago

    Wow - Sounds very fast-paced! I'm at the 6-month mark, too. :) Keep on shining over there, SZ! I know it may not mean as much coming from me, since I'm still pretty new to Pencourage, but I believe in you.

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  • SpreadZero SpreadZero
    4 months ago

    It's unfortunate that it takes humans so long to mature. I'm 49 years old in March, and I'm just now learning this year how experienced I truly am in my career. It's a damn shame that there are so many hateful and hurtful people in the workforce simply making others look & feel they don't belong. Most of my supervisors for over 20yrs were the least helpful in helping me understand how skilled I am. I was used as much as possible and with wage theft for over 15 years before declaring enough is enough and standing up for myself. It has taken almost 50 years for me to realize that HUMANS dislike me because I intimidate them with skill. I had no idea the reason I was receiving no positive feedback or support in my career was because I was a threat to their careers...

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  • Otter Otter
    4 months ago

    I don't listen to much country music (I'm more of a "classic" rock gal), but Dolly Parton's lyrics from "9 to 5" come to mind:

    It's all taking
    And no giving
    They just use your mind
    And they never give you credit
    It's enough to drive you
    Crazy if you let it

    I'm glad you're out of that toxic environment, and I truly hope that your new job is a healthier and happier place to be.

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