However, having no job here at the end of the year is also effecting my self-esteem, by denying me a way to prove my usefulness, intelligence, and talent.
I need to find a way to keep my self esteem separate from my employment status.
It shouldn't be based on:
- whether I have a job or not;
- if that job challenges me or not;
- or whether my employers act ethically or not*.
It's sad, but after studying my past that's the only way its going to work.
This is definitely a year I can't wait to see in my rear view window.
*A former boss altered several junior executives' manuscripts; "rewriting" them before submission to the printer on a government contract. Luckily, the company's copy editor discovered that the rewriting consisted of inserting plagiarized material . No formal apology was ever made to those junior executives and this person was later made a vice president of the company. Of course, by that time, none of those junior executives were still employed there.